While supercharging has been historically popular within the Mustang community, Boost Cooler products apply equally well to turbocharged engines, or diesels for that matter. Matt chose to take the turbocharging route with this Pony. While he has told us before that methanol injection can allow a non-intercooled car to run as high as 12 psi, he chose to keep things at a sane 8 psi level during the car's development.
Even at that level, the Garrett 62-1 turbo unit digs in early, providing lots of low-end torque. "It just keeps pulling," Matt told us, explaining that he's had far more powerful cars, but as a daily driver, this one is a lot more fun. The overall presentation of this Mustang is certainly enhanced by the rolling stock. Diablo Wheels supplied the 20 x 9-inch Delta Force rims, which are shod with 255/35-20 Goodyears in front and 295/40-20 versions out back. The BOSS has been to three different car shows and came home with either Best in Class or People's Choice awards from every one.
Modifying Mustangs is certainly an exercise in personal expression. For some, wild, over-the-top customization is the name of the game. For others, there is a particular delight in building a capable, fun, daily driver that still drops jaws wherever it goes. Matt Snow's BOSS tribute car does all of these things - quickly and well. You will be able to check it out yourself if you're going to the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas this year. After that, it's hard to say what plans might emerge. One possibility is that this BOSS might make a short trip to the 2008 Barrett-Jackson Auction. After all, for many Mustang owners, modifications are the journey, not the destination. It may be that this BOSS will just be continuing its journey.
Matt Snow's 2005 Mustang GT
Ford 4.6-liter SOHC aluminum V8
DiabloSport Predator flash tuner, Garrett 62-1 turbocharger with external wastegate, Snow Performance Boost Cooler water/methanol injection system, Stage 2 MAF kit, 7 qt. reservoir, Safe Injection controller
Classic Design Concepts' chin spoiler, MRT rear window louvers, custom 'BOSS 302' stripes and blackout paint treatment
Auto Meter boost pressure and air/fuel ratio gauges
Wheels And Tires
Diablo Delta Force 20 x 9" wheels with Goodyear 255/35-20 front tires and 295/40-20 rear
455 RWHP @ 8 psi
Installation and dyno work was done by Revolutions Tuning LLC, Colorado Springs, CO. Tuning gear and expertise was supplied by DiabloSport of DelRay Beach, FL. Vehicle acquisition support was provided by Phil Long Ford, Colorado Springs, CO.