The 2015 Ford Mustang GT has barely hit the streets, but the folks at Bama Performance have already started building a dragstrip dominator out of one. What did they wring out of the new S550 Mustang? Oh, just a 9.91-second quarter at 135 MPH, no turbos or superchargers required:
The build is an example of good old-fashioned hot rodding: more fuel, more air, and a healthy shot of nitrous oxide. Bigger injectors and a tank full of FTW Purple 116-octane race fuel handle the boom; a cold air intake and a Boss 302 manifold provide breathing; and a Nitrous Express plate fogger gives the added oomph to launch the pony into the nines.
Bama Performance also trimmed the new Mustang's curb weight down to 3450 pounds with driver and a quarter tank of fuel, and an off-road exhaust setup and Mickey Thompson slicks mean that this is no longer a streetable build. Still, if you were wondering whether a new Mustang with an independent rear could stand up to drag strip launches, these guys just proved it.