2018 Mustang GT Sings the Siren’s Song of the Whipple

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Whipple 3.0-supercharged Mustang GT makes the case against waiting for the 2020 Shelby GT500 through its raw power alone.

The 2020 Shelby GT500 is expected to be one fire-breathing Mustang when it finally drops into showrooms, with over 700 horses thundering out of the gate thanks to its supercharged 5.2-liter V8. It’ll also likely have a price tag on par with its peers, the Camaro ZL1 and Challenger SRT Hellcat.

But why wait to have this power when all you need is a 2018 or 2019 Mustang, and a phone call to Mr. Whipple? YouTube channel StangMode makes the case for instant gratification with a visit to Nashville, where a special 2018 Mustang GT resides.

Whipple 3.0 2018 Mustang GT

Owned by Lucas Haman, this Mustang GT’s five-liter V8 is augmented by a Whipple 3.0-liter Stage 2 supercharger kit, pushing the pony car’s stock horsepower from 435 ponies to over 730 raging stallions at the wheel from 93 pump gas. Nothing on the Mustang GT hints at the power under the hood, aside from the set of Mickey Thompson ET Street Rs out back to keep the massive power on the road, where it belongs.

Whipple 3.0 2018 Mustang GT

After experiencing the Whipple’s siren song on the back roads, Haman hands off the keys of his city-driven Mustang GT to YouTuber Zander13, who had briefly strayed from the herd with a Hellcat before returning in his red 2019 Mustang GT. Zander’s initial impression is that he liked the brutal power of the Whipple, especially as he felt the blood rush to the back of his head “like a jet fighter taking off.”

Whipple 3.0 2018 Mustang GT

StangMode says, “Why wait for the Shelby GT500, and spend $70,000 more, maybe more than that, for something that may not be as fast,” as this monster? Zander adds that if one were to buy a Mustang GT with incentives and discounts from the dealership, then spend an additional $8,000 to $10,000 on a Whipple supercharger to raise the GT’s power up to over 900 horses, you’d be ahead of the game than with a GT500. We think this case is closed: wait for a Shelby, or go out now and get a Whipplecharger under your GT.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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