Michael Johnson
Technical Editor
April 17, 2017

Having a significant other that’s into Mustangs as much as you can really come in handy sometimes. You can spend money on your Mustang, and they’ll more than likely be okay with it. You can also probably own more than one Mustang, and it’s not frowned upon. And maybe, just maybe, they’ll have a Mustang, as well, that you get to enjoy, too. Instead of getting hammered when you want to spend quality time working on your Mustang, you always have someone willing to turn a couple wrenches on that next round of modifications.

We’re not sure if this perfectly describes Greg and Lauren Trail’s marriage, but for the most recent NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals, Greg’s 1991 coupe was down for upgrades so he did the next best thing; he borrowed Lauren’s 2003 Cobra to run True Street. Lauren had one stipulation, though. “I had to run it on street tires so I wouldn’t break anything,” Greg says. Therefore. Greg ran the car on the CCWs with Hoosiers out back, and had it not been for Friday’s wicked headwind, the Cobra probably would’ve ran quicker than Greg’s best pass of 10.55 at 137 mph. He slowed the car down during True Street to try and win the 11.0 class, but he ended up winning the 10.0 class, instead.

Lauren’s Cobra has the standard fare when it comes to Terminator additions such as an aftermarket blower, bigger injectors, a tune, and exhaust upgrades. With a sneeze of nitrous, the combo is good for almost 700 horsepower at the feet. On boost alone, the Cobra makes 600 rwhp.
As mentioned, Greg’s 1991 coupe was down for upgrades right before the All-Star Nationals, which is why he had to borrow Lauren’s Cobra. Greg’s coupe is getting a 300-shot of nitrous, which is akin to throwing the kitchen sink at it as opposed to a sneeze, and the rearend built to handle the spray. It already has a Proline-built 347 with a Dart block, a Tremec TKO900 transmission, and a McLeod RXT clutch. “Hopefully, my car is faster than the wife’s,” Greg says. Yeah, we hope so, too.

Lauren’s Cobra has a stock bottom-end, Crower Stage 2 cams, a 2.3L supercharger, 50 lb/hr injectors, a Borla exhaust, a Tremec T56 Magnum, and a solid-axle swap with 3.73 gears. The Cobra makes 694 rwhp with a 75-shot, and 600 rwhp on boost alone. Also on the spray, the Cobra has run 9.85 at 144 mph, but Greg didn’t spray it at the All-Star Nationals.

After all, he didn’t want to be in the dog house.