Meet Cliff Buerger from O’Fallon, Missouri, the owner of this bad 2003 Ford SVT Mustang Cobra. In this video Cliff lays down a time of 8.998-seconds at 150.51 mph in the 1/4-mile. This snake has added venom in its bite mainly due to a dramatic supercharger and intercooler upgrade. A VMP 2.3L TVS Supercharger (running at 23 psi) is sitting atop the 4.6-liter V8 engine which is equipped with a Competition Cams high duration/lift camshaft and mated to a TH400 (GM) automatic transmission. An SCP Performance Tuner controls engine function, including the operation of upgraded fuel injectors.
Take a gander at these Ford Mustangs of all shapes and colors (mostly late model GTs, Shelby GTs, Bosses, and Cobras) as they attack the track down in the Sunshine State. There is a “Fox-Body” or two and even some heads-up racing. Whether you love them or hate them, you have to admit that nothing has the same exhaust note as a V8 powered Mustang. These guys are going all-out in the bleach boxes, heating up their tires and posting some pretty impressive runs. The Mustang is in its 50th year of continuous production and this video is a celebration Read More
Wheelie-bars? We don’t need no stinkin’ wheelie-bars! Check out these Mustangs, Mopars, Malibus, and muscle-bound Camaros (there is even a Luv pickup and a Willis) as they attempt to go airborne. Some get “hooked-up” and lay down a fantastic quarter or eighth-mile pass. Some are literally up and down, from one end of the track to the other, and a few are just epic failures (one car even leaves parts strewn all over the track). Surely these guys have now invested in a good set of wheelie-bars after tearing up their rear-bumpers, roll pans, and other miscellaneous components, by slamming Read More
Prepare for take-off; this is how they run across the pond. Kevin Jenkins has been campaigning this 1973 Ford Escort Mk1 for nearly a decade out of Santa Pod Raceway in Bedfordshire, England. This old school Ford classic may not appear familiar to American racers because this particular model was never offered in U.S. markets. Kevin posted a best time of 8.90 @ 150 mph in the 1/4-mile during the 2014 season (not too shabby for an econo-box) and looks to improve on that in the upcoming year. Powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged (with a massive intercooler) Vauxhill XE engine Read More
Watch as this turbocharged Mustang gradually turns up the pressure, netting quarter-mile runs in the upper eight-second range at 160+ mph. The owner shows off a full roll cage, Coyote V8 (cubic inches undisclosed), and a Precision 82mm turbocharger, while claiming that the car has clocked a best time of 8.15 at 170 mph while running 21-pounds of boost. A trunk mounted battery, fuel cell, parachute mount, monster drag radials, and an air to water intercooler are among the laundry list of high-performance goodies that have been skillfully added to this ‘Stang. Godzilla (an affectionate name for the Nissan GT-R), Read More
We’ve got some GoPro video of a 2005 Ford GT taking on a McLaren MP4-12C. The old school all manual Ford GT is powered by a 5.4L Supercharged V8 and is modified with a pulley swap, tune and exhaust from Heffner Performance putting down 651 HP to the wheels on a DynoJet Dyno. The McLaren MP4-12C is all stock with it’s 3.8L Twin Turbocharged V8 with 616 HP and a 7 speed dual clutch transmission. McLaren MP4-12 Performance: 10.2 @ 135 MPH Ford GT Performance: 10.6 @ 132 MPH
Here is a great video of a 2012 McLaren MP4-12c running heads up against a Ford GT with a pulley, tune and throttle body upgrade in a 1 mile rolling start race. The McLaren is bone stock and hasn’t had the 2013 factory upgrade done yet that adds another 30-40 horsepower. We’ve had similar Ford GTs on the dyno putting down 635 horsepower to the rear wheels and we just reported on a non-updated McLaren putting down 517 horsepower to the rear wheels. The power to weight ratio is pretty close between the two with the McLaren at 5.81 Read More
A turbo Ford Mustang at South Georgia Motorsports Park gets totally airborne half way down the drag strip. Take a look at this amazing video and how he recovered without hitting the wall or anything else.
Here is a heads up race between a 2005 Ford GT and a 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 at the recent StreetCarDrags Event at Palm Beach International Raceway. The Ford GT has a pulley and tune upgrade by Heffner Performance and the ZR1 is stock. Both were running on street tires and struggling a bit off the line with the best run of the day for the Ford GT at 11.09 @ 131 MPH and 11.3 @ 128 MPH for the ZR1. We also weighed both cars with the Ford GT coming in at 3,430 pounds and the ZR1 3,299 Read More