Pete Epple Technical Editor
August 1, 2009
Photos By: Kevin DiOssi, Justin Cesler
Under the hood lies 302 inches of modular Ford muscle. With the help of a Kenne Bell Twin Screw supercharger, the stroker mill produces a healthy 643 rwhp.

With the new driveline improvements in place and a new heart and soul under the hood, Joe's GT was once again strapped to the dyno for tuning. It spun the rollers to a ground-shaking level of power, cranking out 643 rwhp and 623 lb-ft of torque. With a delicate launch at the track, the new dyno numbers translated to big performance. After a 1.8-second 60-foot time, Joe clicked off a 10.60-second e.t. at over 134 mph

Rather than starting with one of Ford's ultimate beasts, Joe has traveled many paths, but the result is a transformed convertible GT that is now an incredible street-machine. Hard work and determination has definitely paid off, and there is no doubt that with a harder launch, 9s are in Joe's future.