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This Ford Mustang Smashed The Quarter-Mile World Record For Stick-Shift Cars

This Six-Second Mustang develops 1,900 Hp and is the fastest Stick-Shift Car in the World

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.

This Ford Mustang Smashed The Quarter-Mile World Record For Stick-Shift Cars
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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.

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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).

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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.


Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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