Michael Johnson Associate Editor
July 1, 2005
Photos By: Chuck James

Learning from past mistakes, Willie had the tune-up checked prior to making a trip to the dragstrip. For this, he turned to Central Florida Turbo's Rolo Lopez, Javier Correa, and Sergio Reyes, who installed a Microtech Single Management Computer system along with 96-lb/hr injectors. With Rolo at the laptop, the car hammered out 748 hp and 698 lb-ft of torque at 19 pounds of boost from the T-Trim. Back at the track, the car turned in a robust 11.03 at a blistering 141 mph-and that was with a 2.08 60-foot time. Of course, this time drew the attention of the track's tech staff, which will prohibit Willie from running the car again until he has a 'cage in it.

Well, those times and power numbers would be good enough for most people, but Willie isn't most people, so yes, the car went under the knife again. Obviously, at the car's power level there was only one way to go, and that was a turbocharger. Willie once again turned to Central Florida Turbo for a Precision Turbo GT-42 Super 76 single turbo with a custom intercooler. Central Florida Turbo built the kit and tuned the car with help from Lamotta's Performance. The car made 959 hp and 1,023 lb-ft of torque at 25 pounds of boost on a Mustang Dynamometer. The car still doesn't have a 'cage, but now it has Corbeau seats with five-point harnesses.

Willie doesn't want to give away the car's capability to just anyone, and he still drives it every day with power steering, A/C, and everything still on the car. It seems Willie likes to mess with the dyno-queen Supras around the Central Florida region, which so far have been unable to handle his turbo-charged truth. But with more than 950 hp on tap, not many can.

5.0 Tech SpecsEngine And DrivetrainBlockDartRotating AssemblyScat Crankshaft, Eagle rods, CP pistonsDisplacement331ciCamshaftAnderson Ford Motorsport B-41Cylinder HeadsEdelbrock Victor Jr., Lunati 1.6 roller rockersIntake ManifoldEdelbrock Victor 5.0Throttle Body70mmPower AdderPrecision Turbo GT-42 Super 76 single turbo, custom intercoolerExhaustCustom headers, 4-in down pipe, Y-pipe into 3-in after-catFuel SystemAeromotive A1000 fuel pump, lines, rails, and fuel pressure regulator, 96-lb/hr injectorsTransmissionT56 six-speed, Spec Stage 3 clutch, Steeda Tri-Ax shifter, FRPP aluminum driveshaftRearend8.8, Moser 33-spline axles, FRPP differential, 3.55 gears

ElectronicsEngine ManagementMicro-Tech Single ManagementIgnitionMSD 6AL, Blaster coil, Autolite 3923 spark plugs, Taylor spark plug wiresGaugesAuto Meter

Suspension and ChassisFront SuspensionK-MemberStockControl ArmsStockSpringsFRPPStrutsKYBCaster/CamberFRPPWheels17x911/42-inch Autumn Fleet Sales Cobra R chrome TiresGoodyear GS-C 275/40BrakesStockRear SuspensionSprings FRPPShocksKYBTraction DevicesSteeda upper and lower control armsWheels 17x1011/42-inch Autumn Fleet Sales Cobra R chrome Tires Goodyear GS-C 315/35BrakesStock Chassis StiffeningWild Rides subframe connectors