- Aug 9, 2009
Ford Mustang: Living the dream with old and new - CarAdvice
Wicked. probably not the best platform for that power though.South African tuner builds 945 kW/1 100 N.m Ford Mustang!
The folks over at RGMotorsport in Gauteng have taken the wraps off a tuned Ford Mustang apparently packing a monstrous 945 kW and 1 100 N.m.
Yes, the Randburg-based tuner has strapped a massive supercharger to the Blue Oval brand’s V8 petrol engine (which in stock, naturally aspirated form generates 306 kW and 530 N.m) to dramatically hike its peak outputs.
Crazy numbers, right? Well, RGM says there’s more to come, with the engine still being run in and a plan to add nitrous oxide injection...
So, what else did the tuner do to the engine? Well, RGM added a Boundary Racing oil pump, stroker crankshaft with an ATI damper pulley, Eagle conrods, Cometic head gaskets, PAC valve springs, Ferrea valves and Comp Cams camshafts. ARP fasteners were used throughout and the resleeved block was topped by gas-flowed heads and finished off with custom valve covers.
Perched above it all, of course, is a Whipple positive displacement blower with Stage 3 competition kit, driven from the crankshaft by a heavy-duty belt. The blower itself is rated at 2,9 litres, forcing compressed air through an integrated intercooler. RGM says maximum boost is “currently” 1,25 bar and the static compression ratio 9,8:1.
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No specific reason for the lack of manual transmission in the new lineup was given to us by Ford SA, but we assume that sales of the pre-facelift manual ones were too low, and of course with the new 10-speed auto enabling quicker performance, they want to focus on that.Nice man.
Any reason for no more stick shift for the local market? Besides the limited run Bullitt