Jerry Heasley
December 1, 2009

Although the horsepower is not gaudy at 625 at the flywheel, the forged internals are stout. The bored out 4.6-liter aluminum block has the guts to rev to 8,000 rpm, or just what the track ordered. The Grigg's racing suspension plants the massive P305 series sticky tires on the track to do their business. Lights, turn signals, horns, windshield, and "everything else" functions to make the car legal on the street. Full 3-inch JBA exhausts are flat out loud and obnoxious, or all-the-better for Saturday night cruising and car showing.

Of course the No. 33 '10 offers the most versatility between street and track. It uses bits and pieces of the other two and strikes a great balance. This Mustang started life as a stock '10 GT loaded with options. Car FX removes the black textured lower rocker panels and bumper covers. It repaints these pieces body color in the company's paint booth to avoid overspray on the car. The purpose is to "bring it all together" in a styling sense.

"The black cladding makes the car look taller," Russell said. The black tends to fade into the road surface and the body appears to start up higher with the Grabber Blue paint. Black cladding defeats part of the purpose of lowering, which is to give the car more of a performance attitude. Along those lines, the Car FX striping department came up with the CFX Racing Stripe Package hood stripe incorporating the horsepower numbers.

A Shaker hoodscoop from Classic Design Concepts rounds out the appearance mods and ties in the exterior with the Paxton-blown Three-Valve, which cranks out 525 horsepower. With that kind of power, a great-handling suspension bolted to the rigid new chassis, Car FX's '10 runs with a variety of limited-edition tuner cars. Unlike the engine in the race car, the blown 4.6-liter doesn't require swapping pistons, and revs to a crisp 6,500 rpm.

In total, the Car FX '10 artfully blends street and track proficiency with full navigation, air conditioning, stereo, beautiful leather seats, and virtually every option possible. Of course, Will and his crew will help you build a 'Stang that's mild or wild, but be warned, he might just suggest that you paint it Grabber Blue.

5.0 Tech Specs
Car FX 2010 Mustang
Engine And Drivetrain
Block
4.6-liter 90-degree V-8
Displacement
281ci
Rods
Cracked powdered metal with floating wristpins
Pistons
Hypereutectic aluminum
Camshafts
SOHC, variable camshaft timing
Heads
Aluminum, three valves per cylinder
Intake
Composite shell-welded single runner, charge motion control valves
Exhaust
Stock with SLP Loudmouth after-axle exhaust
Power Adder
Intercooled Paxton Supercharger SL2200
Transmission
Tremec 3650 five-speed
Rearend
8.8-in w/ 3.73 gears

Electronics
Engine Management
Stock with Car FX tune
Ignition
Stock
Gauges
Stock

Chassis And Suspension
Front Suspension
Springs
Tokico D-Spec Adjustable shocks
Struts
Tokico Adjustable-Height Coil Over Struts
Brakes
Brembo 14-in brakes and four-piston calipers
Wheels
18x9.5-in Steeda Pentar 2, Black
Tires
Nitto Invo Tires 275/40-18
Rear Suspension
Springs
Tokico Adjustable Height Variable Rate Rear Springs
Shocks
Tokico D-Spec Adjustable
Brakes
Baer 14-in upgrade
Wheels
18x9.5-in Steeda Pentar 2, Black
Tires
Nitto Invo Tires 275/40-18