Michael Johnson
Associate Editor, 5.0 Mustangs & Super Fords
May 18, 2010

During the swap, Lance made the necessary changes for sub-9-second legality. PowerHouse installed a six-point rollbar, a master cut-off switch, and the like. The team also narrowed the 8.8 rear to make room for larger rear meats, and upgraded the rear suspension accordingly. To ensure 9s were attainable, a Precision Turbo 76mm single turbocharger was thrown into the mix. However, to maintain a sleeper image, the Pony package exterior remains unchanged save for a Steeda Autosports cowl hood. "I decided to keep the V-6 bumpers to retain the appearance, as well as the heritage of the V-6 roots," Lance says.

With the car boasting the turbocharged Shelby GT500 combination, Lance has run a best-of 9.93 at 140 mph-all the result of adding a set of springs. Go figure.

5.0 Tech Specs

2006 Ford Mustang Pony Package V-6

Engine and Drivetrain

Block Shelby GT500 5.4 Iron
Bore 3.552-in
Stroke 4.165-in
Displacement 330 ci
Rotating Assembly Stock crankshaft w/Oliver I-beam connecting rods and Diamond Racing pistons
Compression Ratio 8.4:1
Camshafts Stock Shelby GT500
Heads Stock Shelby GT500
Intake PowerHouse Automotive custom sheetmetal
Throttle Body Stock Shelby GT500
Mass Air HPX with DiabloSport MAFia
Power Adder PowerHouse Automotive single-turbo kit w/Precision Turbo 76mm, 17 pounds of boost, air-to-water intercooled, custom sheetmetal reservoir
Fuel System Shelby GT500 fuel pumps w/60-lb/hr injectors
Exhaust Stock Shelby GT500 exhaust manifolds w/PowerHouse Automotive custom Y-pipe, Bassani Xhaust race mufflers
Transmission Lentech 4R70W Strip Terminator w/transbrake, Precision Industries 3,200-rpm-stall converter, Baumannator transmission controller, and PowerHouse Automotive 4-inch aluminum driveshaft
Rearend Narrowed 8.8 w/ Ford Racing Performance Parts 3.55 gears, Detroit Locker differential, and Moser 31-spline axles

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Electronics

Engine Management Stock w/ SCT XCal2 tune
Ignition Stock
Gauges Stock w/Auto Meter boost gauge and Dynojet wideband air/fuel gauge

Chassis and Suspension

Front Suspension

Struts Tokico D-Spec adjustable
Springs Eibach Pro-Kit
Brakes Stock V-6 w/Hawk brake pads
Wheels Bogart Welded GT
Tires Mickey Thompson

Rear Suspension

Shocks Tokico D-Spec adjustable
Springs Eibach Pro-Kit
Control Arms CHE solid lowers, adjustable upper, and anti-squat brackets
Brakes Stock V-6 w/Hawk brake pads
Wheels Bogart Welded GT
Tires Hoosier 325/50-15 D.O.T. drag radial
Chassis Stiffening PowerHouse Automotive six-point rollbar