Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords
1997 Ford Mustang Cobra - Purpose-Built Grudge Runner
Bringing the heat on and off the street
Today, 600hp modular cars are a dime a dozen and there are plenty of proven combinations, but when it comes to building 1,200 hp, it's a game changer. Vito faced plenty of challenges during this build, and finding a good source of modular engine knowledge proved nearly impossible. Only a couple of shops had cars running anything near the goals he had set, and those were far from street cars. Still, despite the trials and tribulations that came with having no guidance, Vito and the Dean's Performance crew have achieved big power goals with this immaculately clean and efficient mod-powered animal.
Within the next year, Vito wants to make some big changes to the entire setup, including twin 88s, all while running a stock-style suspension setup. He hopes to run in the X275 class and Outlaw 275 going bottom 7s. Until then, you can catch Vito at street-style grudge racing events around Chicago, and at tracks such as Milan Dragway in Michigan, and Great Lakes Dragway in Union Grove, Wisconsin, and of course, on the street.
With this mean Cobra, hustling is the name of the game, so you might want to have a wad of cash handy if you plan to call it out!