April 1, 2005

Mike's goal of running 8.60s with a legitimate street car is within reach. He's started to work the bugs out of his hellacious launches by moving some of the suspension pieces, but, mostly, he's just working on easing out of the hole. He reduced launch rpm to 4,300, while bringing shift points in at 6,000 rpm. Mike says the nitrous comes on at 5,500, but we think we heard wrong when he told us this one. Yet on a pass without the juice this car ripped of a 9.13 at a blistering 147 mph.

Perhaps the best thing about Mike's latest Mustang is that he says it can be reproduced for $25,000-$30,000, and that's including the car (you supply the labor)! It is also a truly perfect example of what Murillo Motorsports can do for its customers. Mike wanted to thank his crew: Ed Fahrenkrug, Mike Neace, Shawn Jackson, Josh Henry, Chris Williams, Dean Adams, and Kirk Prewitt. We'll also thank Mike's wife and his many children for their motivation-you've got to sell a lot of car parts to feed all those mouths!

5.0 TECH SPECS
ENGINE AND DRIVETRAIN
Block FRPP {{{A4}}}
Displacement 310ci
Cylinder Heads Trick Flow High-Port
Camshaft Custom turbo cam by Murillo Motorsports
Intake Manifold Holley SysteMAX II
Throttle Body Accufab 70mm
Air Filter UPR Big Mouth
Power Adder Pro Turbo Kits with Precision 76 GTS turbocharger
Nitrous Edelbrock 125hp shot
Exhaust Pro Turbo Kits headers with single DynoMax Bullet 3-inch
Fuel System Aeromotive A1000 pump and rails; 83 Siemens Deka injectors; Weldon regulator
Transmission Tranz King C-4
Rearend 8.8-inch w/ 3.55 gearing and 31-spline axles
ELECTRONICS
Engine Management FAST tuned by Murillo Motorsports
Ignition MSD 7AL ignition and coil; FRPP 9mm wires; NGK #9 spark plugs
Gauges FRPP tachometer
SUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
Front Suspension
K-Member Stock
A-Arms Stock
Springs UPR coil-over kit
Caster/Camber plates UPR
Struts Koni
Wheels Bogart
Tires Skinny
Brakes Stock
REAR SUSPENSION
Springs Stock
Shocks QA1 adjustables
Control Arms Wolfe Racecraft
Traction Devices Wolfe Racecraft
Wheels Bogart
Tires 28x10.5
Brakes Stock
Chassis Stiffening Wolfe Racecraft installed by Bill at Prewitt Racing