Pete Epple Technical Editor
May 3, 2012

Nitrous oxide is just plain fun. That kick-in-the-pants feeling when it hits is unmistakable and adds excitement to any ride. Additional horsepower at the push of a button gives you a different feeling of acceleration than any forced-induction or high-power N/A engine. The idea of power-on-demand at an affordable price is appealing to many, and can be a viable option for the street and track.

Since FoMoCo changed the base engine in the V-6 Mustang, it's no longer looked at as the red-headed stepchild of Ford's performance lineup--and those who think it is haven't been behind the wheel of one yet. We've already shown you that with some bolt-ons and a little boost, 400 rwhp isn't hard to achieve.

We were also curious to see how the 3.7L V-6 would respond when injected with some giggle gas. Matt LaRue of Pro Fab Performance (Thonotosassa, Florida) contacted us about a project he was working on that fit the bill perfectly--a '12 Yellow Blaze V-6 with an NOS nitrous kit. Bullfrog Performance Speed Shop in Zephyrhills, Florida, enlisted him to handle installation.

Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS) sent us one of its Power Fogger EFI Nitrous Oxide Systems for the six-banger. The kit uses a single Fogger nozzle, which combines fuel and nitrous before it's injected into the engine for a power boost of up to 75 horsepower.

The system is TPS activated at full throttle using a window switch that is built into the included controller. This is a safety feature that ensures the system isn't activated at part throttle or outside on the optimal rpm window.

Follow along as we install and dyno test NOS' Power Fogger EFI Nitrous Oxide kit on a '12 V-6 Mustang.

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16b The end result was 329 rwhp and 333 lb-ft of torque, for a gain of 60 rwhp and 77 lb-ft of torque, which it carries through most of the graph. After driving the car a bit, we feel it will give most lightly modified V-8s a run for their money. With this kind of power, you can't count out the six-shooters!