This "Stock" Mustang GT Can Give The Veyron a Run For Its Moneyby Dim Angelov, on LISTEN 03:22
The Mustang has always been one of the most talked-about cars on the internet. Whether because of its movie stardom, relative affordability, performance versions, being a crowd magnet, or simply because it’s in the hands of people who can’t drive and crash, the Mustang is one of the most celebrated cars in automotive history. Its 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 is also capable of a very solid 460 horsepower and 390 pound-feet (530 Nm). For 2020, the GT’s V-8 received dual fuel injection, revised intake runners, and larger valves, making it even more tuner-friendly. YouTube channel “Palm Beach Dyno” shows us exactly that.
We said “Bugatti-powered”, but that doesn’t mean this Pony car has a quad-turbo W-16 stuffed inside. Instead, it has what’s called the Stage 4 Hellion Sleeper Twin Turbo Kit, featuring a lot of addons. But you’d never guess just by looking at it. Moreover, opening the engine bay does not give any clues either that this is a highly modified Mustang GT.
The twin turbos are mounted low in the engine bay and the 5.0 even has even retained the stock airbox.
The “Bugatti-powered” actually comes from the horsepower figure, which the car makes on E85 and 15 pounds of boost. The Hellion Kit here features two 6466 Precision turbochargers and is installed on a stock generation-three Coyote V-8 engine, mated to a Rarefab-built 10-speed automatic transmission.
The first dyno run is on 93-octane and 8 PSI of boost, which translated into 686 rear-wheel horsepower and 552 pound-feet (748 Nm). The next couple of runs, now on 9 PSI, produced 709 wheel horsepower and 565 pound-feet (766 Nm).
Next up – E85 and 10 pounds of boost. The new numbers are 795 horsepower and 635 pound-feet (861 Nm). Eventually, the guys at Palm Beach Dyno decide to go balls out and crank up the boost to 14 PSI, which brings the numbers up to 923 wheel horsepower and 687 pound-feet (931 Nm). In comparison, a Bugatti Veyron makes 897 all-wheel-horsepower although, at 909 pound-feet (1,232 Nm), it has a lot more torque.
A last E85 run is made, on 15 pounds of boost and the result is almost 953 horsepower and over 707 pound-feet (959 Nm).
Those are numbers that, no doubt, will give a Bugatti Veyron a run for its money. Moreover, it proves that the Mustang GT is still a solid platform, especially at a $37,075 starting price.
Although with 460 horsepower the Mustang GT gives you plenty of crowd-slamming power, a bespoke Hellion Twin Turbo kit like the one here will give you the chance to go through crowds at Veyron-like speeds.