Whipped Mustang Kills Some Fox Bodies on Strip, Takes Roush Mustang Last
Both Mustangs are legitimate 10 second cars.
When you live your life a quarter mile at a time, every fraction of a second counts because it can literally be the difference between winning and losing. This is the main attraction of drag racing: the clock doesn’t lie and it’s impossible to pretend you’re making your way to the finish line.
Youtube channel Drag racing and car stuff recently featured a clash between two generations of supercharged Ford Mustangs, both configured the same with a few key differences.
The first competitor is Bo Webb’s 2011 Mustang California Special edition fitted with a Gen 3 Whipple compressor. From the factory, this car was powered by the first-generation Coyote 5.0-liter engine with its all-new aluminum block. and its dual overhead camshaft design.
Two generations of Ford Mustangs go head-to-head
Bolting a positive displacement fan to the Coyote makes it a particularly powerful combo with readily available kits promising over 700 rear wheel horsepower at 11 psi of boost pressure. Typical kits include the Whipple compressor as well as high-flow fuel injectors and a cooling system consisting of an air-to-water intercooler and heat exchanger.
In the next turn, we have a variation on the same theme: a sixth generation pony car equipped with a Roush compressor. Developed in partnership with the Ford Performance division, this supercharger kit is directly available from Ford.
The Gen 3 Coyote engine found in the 2018+ model year Mustang featured high pressure direct injection which increased both power and fuel efficiency. Like the previous generation, it uses an alloy block with two overhead camshafts and variable valve timing, delivering 460 hp as naturally aspirated.
The Roush Phase 2 supercharger kit is warranty compatible and powers the 2018+ Mustang to 750 horsepower and 670 lb-ft of torque, a gain of 290 horsepower over the stock engine.
A legitimate Pony Car in 10 seconds
Although they were two legitimate 10 second cars, Webb looked like the underdog in that Mustang vs Mustang match.
The first race proved it. Webb took a quick lead, but the sixth-gen Mustang pulled him back, finishing the quarter mile in 9.63 seconds with the California Special posting a time of 9.96 seconds.
But Webb wasn’t done for the day. After taking on a succession of Fox Body Pony cars, he finished with a best quarter mile time of 9.8 seconds.
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