Steve Turner
Former Editor, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
July 5, 2012

We live in a world dominated by the change of technology. With each passing day, the digital era accelerates the way we interact with each other. It also seems to improve and morph on a moment's notice.

Certainly the automotive world has embraced technology in a bear hug, but at the heart of the cars we love there is still a combustion engine. The systems that support the engine are far more advanced, and even the engines themselves are tweaked by computer-aided design. The end result is that we have Mustangs that make more horsePower in a more driveable package than we could have imagined. Moreover, these engines respond just was well, if not better, to the tried-and-true bolt-on Power adders. There are many to choose from, but the racing world has let us know that turbos are amazingly effective at producing huge Power.

While superchargers and nitrous were the early contenders for your Power-adder dollars, our friends at Hellion Power Systems developed the first production single-turbo kit for the Coyote engine. It works quite well, but as you know, we Mustangers just can't get enough, especially when it comes to boost.

Knowing that Mustang maniacs demand more, Hellion's main man John Urist paused the off-season racing preparation. He bought a spanking new '12 GT, and built a new Hellion twin-turbo kit dubbed the Eliminator. It's no small task to develop something as complex as a turbo kit. You might expect the process to take months. However, John went from a stock car to creating a production-ready twin kit in a matter of weeks.

Those weeks just so happened to lead up to the NMRA season opener, where we first laid our eyes and cameras on the car and its kit. Obviously we were impressed by the quality of the kit, and we were glad we signed up to follow its initial installation and testing, which you are seeing here for the first time.

We're certain you'll be impressed with the results of the kit on the stock engine, but this is not the end of the road for John's silver bullet. As we type this, he is working on trading out the stock long-block for one of Ford Racing Performance Parts' boost-friendly Aluminator crate engines (PN M-6007-A50SC). With stouter internals and 9.5:1 compression, this engine will respond well when John dials in more--a lot more--boost via the Turbosmart E-Boost controller.

So strap in and see how a stock Coyote howls with twins, and stay tuned to these pages see how a built version roars with the boost cranked up. We can hardly wait.

Horse Sense: Even if you don't own an '11-and-up Mustang, Hellion offers turbo systems for everything from Fox 5.0s to Shelby GT500s. We've seen many of these kits perform at high levels during our King of the Street competition.

On the Dyno

As amazing as it is that the Eliminator kit nearly doubled the Power of an already potent Coyote, it is pushing the envelope of stock engine durability. Sure cranking out over seven hundie on less than 9 psi is awesome, but John Urist has bigger plans for this combination. Stay tuned to these pages to see what happens when big boost meets a Ford Racing Aluminator.

Even if you don't plan on going boost crazy, the standard configuration set at 6.1 psi rocks the rollers with 619 hp courtesy of a custom SCT tune. This base kit is a tuner kit, but Hellion can provide tuning and larger injectors for an additional cost.

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