This Six-Second Mustang develops 1,900 Hp and is the fastest Stick-Shift Car in the Worldby Dim Angelov, on
You wouldn’t think much of a Mustang, amongst the plethora of modified Vipers, GT-Rs, or Lamborghinis, but Javier from That Racing Channel (TRC) is giving us another YouTube video from the FL2K, where the Nth Moto “Kratos” Dodge Viper took the rolling race crown. This time, we are looking at the fastest domestic car with a stick shift – a 1,900 horsepower Ford Mustang.
Joel Steele – the driver of the Mustang goes in detail about some of the build specs of “Constantine”. The car started life as a 2012 Ford Mustang Boss, which Joel street-raced in the past. What started as a streetcar, gradually transformed into a full-blown drag racer. The car has one purpose – “to shatter the record”.
“Constantine” weighs in at 2,750 pounds (1,247 kg) dry. The engine, believe it or not, has a relatively conservative e setup. It features a generation one block and heads, with a twin-turbo setup running at around 30 pounds of boost.
The car also features “Frankenstein heads, 1.0 mm over”, Manley pistons, Holley ECU, and other goodies. Currently, the setup is good for 1,900 horsepower, but most importantly, it has a six-speed manual gearbox, which is a true rarity among the high-horsepower drag builds.
The car also features a VFN one-piece front end with a carbon-fiber hood and a fully-stripped interior with an added roll cage and an MGW shifter.
Joel says that the build needs a lot of refinement and there’s a “dip” around 2,800 RPM, which they need to figure out. Nevertheless, after a few seven-second passes at around 200 mph (322 km/h), the reed Mustang finally gets into the high-sixes, with a best quarter-mile time of 6.956 seconds at 202.00 mph (325 km/h).
Joel doesn’t sound too thrilled about the current setup, as he is preparing a much better engine “with all the good stuff”. The small team stands for “Stick shift the world” and promotes the use of manual gearboxes in motorsports. Joel says that the goal for next year is to go into the fives, while still using the manual gearbox. You would think that a manual setup on a car like this would hinder performance, but the numbers say otherwise.
Even more impressive is the fact “Constantine” can run even faster. We’ll be sure to follow up on next year’s attempt at a five-second quarter-mile time. If you want to watch this beast of a Mustang in action, click on the video below.