First 8 Second 2015 Mustang
..We just heard that Calvert Racing and suspension located in Lancaster California now has the has the nation’s first 8-second 2015 Mustang! This is a purpose built S550 racer and the first to run in the 8-second zone thanks to an 8.97 at 151.66 mph pass at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, California last weekend in in 100 degree heat. This 2015 Ford Mustang is powered by a Whipple-supercharged Super Cobra Jet 5.0-liter powerplant that successfully powered Brent Calvert's 2014 Cobra Jet. Built by Jones Engine Development and controlled by Holley EFI, this engine produces ample power for 8-second e.t.’s. Its power is channeled by a Turbo 400 automatic with a Reid Racing case. Out back, the team at Calvert Racing adapted and installed a Ford Performance three link live 9" axle with some fabrication that worked very well in their S197 Cobra Jet to really plant the Hoosier slicks off the line.
Looks like the 2015 Mustang e.t. wars are heating up again. The latest Mustang has only been on the streets for about a year, and racers are already talking about 7-second e.t.’s. We can’t wait to see who makes the next move.
Update: Rumors are that this may be Ford Performance Racings test mule for the 2016 Cobra Jet Car - guess we will soon fine out - Stay Tuned.
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