EcoBoost Mustangs Aren’t Slow, Especially the 10-Second Ones
After watching this boosted four-banger kill Corvettes, do you still think you’d rather have a V8?
When Ford announced it was reviving a four-cylinder option for the new 2015 Mustang, the purists went nuts. According to a thousand commenters and forum posts, only real Mustangs have eight cylinders. Four-cylinder pony cars are for rental fleets and poseurs.
Even when the specs on the 2.3-liter EcoBoost were released and positive reviews started to come in, the purists still didn’t budge. Despite the fact that a stock EcoBoost has over 300hp and nearly 325 lb-ft of torque. It gets to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds and will sneak in a 13.9-second quarter mile.
For people interested in taking their Mustang to the road course, the EcoBoost takes a noticeable 200 lbs off the nose. And for straight-line speed, the EcoBoost can be even faster when you crank the boost. How fast? Try 10.96 seconds at nearly 130 mph!
Yes, this particular four-banger ‘Stanger is far from stock. In fact, it has pretty much all-new innards under the hood. Just look at the size of that turbo!
The car also benefits from a good chassis set up and those sticky Hoosier drag tires. But it puts down big power too. It’s hard to catch in the video, but the driver/owner says it’s had the whole motor gone through with pistons from Ross, new cams, ported head, MA Performance turbo (58mm/62mm) and intake, and it was built and tuned by Adam at Tune+. He won’t say how much power it makes, but he’s considering adding nitrous if it isn’t enough.
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Did we mention that it’s a street car? Perhaps even more interesting is the black BMW E36 that rolls up and knocks out a second quicker time at over 150 mph. Hopefully, owner “BigKleib34” was able to track that car down and figure out what made it so fast.