Stage 1: 2012 Mustang GT Project Blackout by AmericanMuscle.com
In Stage 1 of the AmericanMuscle.com 2012 Mustang GT Project Car build, we take
a stock 2012 5.0L Mustang
with an MT82 Manual transmission and get a baseline at the track, on the Dyno and on the street.
This car comes from the factory with over 400 horsepower. It already had
enough to rocket us down the track in 13.29 seconds, with terrible track
prep, stock all-season tires at stock pressure, right off of the showroom
floor! We know that with the right weather, track prep and the right
driver, this car could go 13.0 in stock form with stock tires and pressure
- right off of the showroom floor as we did. We wanted a challenge! So,
we used that as our baseline.
After that, we were ready to drop in some new Performance and Styling mods.
We added the following:
JLT Performance Carbon Fiber CAI and Bama Performance Custom Tuner -
JLT Performance Oil Separator - http://muscle.am/ynUarw
Classic Design Concepts (CDC) Matte Black Chin Spoiler -
Black Retro Billet Grilles - http://muscle.am/x8yJka
Once these were added, we strapped Project Blackout back down to our
224xLC to see what the horsepower and torque gains
were after adding a Bama Performance custom tune. The Dyno results? With peak gains
of 31 horsepower
and gains throughout the curve of 55 horsepower and 40 torque at
around 7000 RPM, we were happy with the results!
We headed back to Cecil County Dragway and clicked off a 12.45 pass on the
same stock wheels and all-season tires with stock tire pressure! Not too
shabby, considering the track conditions and weather weren't much better!
Stay tuned for Stage 2 as we build the ultimate street Mustang out of this 2012 Mustang GT 5.0L 4V!
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca! - Head 2 Head Episode 3
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Chevrolet's new 2012 Camaro ZL1 faces off against the
reigning champion of the pony cars, Ford's 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca
Edition Mustang. Pro race
driver Randy Pobst hot laps both cars around Inde Motorsports Ranch in
Willcox, AZ to find out which modern muscle car reigns supreme.
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