KJ Jones
May 21, 2012
Photos By: KJ Jones

On The Dyno

Of course, the chassis dyno is always the final proving ground for the performance evaluations we bring you. Philip Zotti's spankin'-new '12 GT (5.0/six-speed manual) is our lab subject this month, and the bone-stock Pony actually did well in its initial run on the rollers. (The 'Stang's 382 rwhp is among the highest rear-wheel baseline marks we've seen in similar Coyote-based tests performed on GTR High Performance's Dynojet.)

As we expected, we saw modest gains with each individual piece. However, as a whole--and with a custom 91-octane PCM calibration from Chris Jones of Blow-By Racing--our selected components really shine on Phil's stock Pony, surging it into the all-hallowed 400hp zone without a whiff of artificial air.

BaselineCAIThrottle Body
RPMHPTQA/FHPTQA/FHPTQA/F
2,300131.57300.4212.71133.32304.4212.21132.74303.1112.10
2,500144.88304.3912.60145.64305.9711.72145.40305.4511.91
3,000185.52324.7712.57183.37321.0111.85183.22320.7412.04
3,500231.73347.7312.56232.20348.4412.02230.21345.4412.11
4,000274.37360.2512.51277.19363.9612.01277.18363.9512.30
4,500318.18371.3712.58320.99374.6412.36323.30377.3312.42
5,000349.67367.3012.63349.66367.3012.53351.55369.2812.64
5,500370.69353.9912.55376.03359.0912.59380.26363.1312.65
6,000378.13331.0012.48383.05335.3012.56385.62337.5512.55
6,500n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a
6,700n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a

ExhaustBBR/SCT TuneDifference
RPMHPTQA/FHPTQA/FHPTQ
2,300143.00312.9612.44136.45311.6012.594.8811.18
2,500153.49310.0412.01149.07313.1811.844.198.79
3,000196.51332.9311.97187.89328.9311.702.374.16
3,500245.74358.5011.94237.99357.1211.926.269.39
4,000294.91377.7812.39284.40373.4112.0710.0313.16
4,500330.37377.2012.48328.03382.8711.939.8511.50
5,000368.16379.1412.50358.94377.0412.239.279.74
5,500385.80361.8412.62384.24366.9212.4613.5512.93
6,000386.28332.6012.23391.78342.9512.5913.6511.95
6,500n/an/an/a404.91327.1812.74404.91327.18
6,700n/an/an/a400.42313.89n/a400.42313.89

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