April 29, 2010

Obviously we are all excited about the '11 Mustang GT finally hitting dealer lots. We'll be following the developments closely, including watching over the shoulder of a few shop project cars. The first shop out of the gate is the crew at Evolution Performance. Check out their new ride after the jump...

After picking up the car, they drove it 70 miles straight to the drag strip, and made some heat-soaked passes resulting in a best run of 13.2 at 110 mph. That was on the stock tires with a 2.10 60-foot.

Obviously there's better performance to be had with a cool down, sticky tires, and the like. However, the Evo boys have their sights set on beyond-stock performance, and were ready to tinker right away with the exhaust and such.

Before doing so, however, Fred Cook, Nelson Whitlock, and the boys strapped the GT down to the company's in-house Mustang Dynamometer. This is a six-speed car with the optional 3.73s, and the test was run in fifth-gear, which is 1:1. The result was 368.60 horsepower and 352.48 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels.

So, the TiVCT 5.0 modification revolution has begun. Stay tuned here for updates and to the pages of 5.0&SF magazine for more in-depth coverage as the aftermarket starts making Coyotes howl!

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