2016 Ford Mustang GT
Supercharged Track Build
I bought this car new in early 2016 while my other project car (2009 G8 GT) was down due to transmission failure. My goal is to build a NASA AIX Mustang race car I can compete with. In the interim I’m going to have fun with it as a street and track day car while building it.
This car is heavily modified with a supercharger, custom fuel system and it runs on race gas. In retrospect I should have bought a body in white and built my own car. However, it would have never been street legal since those bodies do not get a VIN. Ultimately that won't matter, but it is fun to drive it around on occasion. It's such a ridiculous car!
What are the "Performance Pack" features?
Performance Pack includes some aggressive features to further enhance the S550 GT’s performance! Below is a list of what it came with.
Ford missed the boat with their selection of wheels and tires for PP equipped cars. Staggered 19x9" front and 19x9.5" rear wheels came with 255/40R19 and 275/40R19 tires. Tires are "upgraded" to summer compounds in the form of Pirelli P-Zeros. While the wheels look good and the tires seem fancy, they're sub optimal to say the least.
You can't rotate staggered wheels. That means faster tire wear on the track and huge costs. Furthermore larger rear wheels mean more rear grip than front grip, causing understeer. Worse yet the wheels are incredibly heavy. They look great, but upgrading to light weight 18" wheels in a square setup will boost performance. It will also offer lots of racing tire selection.
As for tire compounds, the Pirelli P-Zeros are hardly an upgrade, they have horrible wear life and no grip. They aren't budget tires either! Compared to Michelin Pilot Super Sports, the P-Zeros lose in every conceivable way.
It's certainly not stock!
This car is being transformed aggressively and was supercharged at just over 4,000 miles. I parted with my warranty a while ago, no mod is too extreme to consider! Check out my list of current mods below. Then scroll down to see the build log mile by mile!
The Stage 2 ProCharger kit for S550 Mustangs provides 10PSI of boost out of the box. (Head Unit Model: P-1SC-1)
I chose to use two TI Automotive 267 pumps in my Fore Innovations Dual Pump Module. This provides an ample supply of race gas for my engine. (Model: W-F90000267)
All that extra fuel won't help if we can't spray it into the engine properly. Deatschwerks 1000cc (95lb) Fuel Injectors provide excellent fueling for my application. (Model: 17U-04-0095-8)
Beautifully machined fuel rails from Fore Innovations adorn my Coyote engine. These fit 2011-2016 Mustang GT models and are part of my custom fuel system kit. (Model: 18-900)
Aero & Cosmetic Modifications
Lighting & Electric Modifications
Weight Savings Modifications
Wheel & Tire Modifications