Boost Works boosts Ford Mustang GT to 1600hp, new record? (video)

It’s great that the Ford Mustang has returned to Australian shores with factory right-hand drive for the first time, but if you want thunderous, landscape-melting power then the factory jobbie probably won’t do it for you.

That’s where the brutal boffins of Boost Works of Katy, Texas come in with what they say is a record power output for the S550 Mustang with the Coyote V8 and 6R80 slushbox.

How much power exactly? Well the standard one makes a formidable 324kW and 542Nm. Try 1182kW and 1890 temporal-field-distorting Newton metres (1600hp). Crikey. How did they get here?

Well, the engine block and bottom end are rebuilt with a 2000hp rating (1491kW), horse-like Bosch 1300cc injectors are added to feed two enormous turbochargers spinning at 33.5psi, return-fuel system, hot-side ceramic coating of the engine bay and exhaust plus plenty more.

Interestingly for this kind of power output the engine is pegged at around AU$23k, which is a pretty good dollar-to-power ratio; it also highlights the inherent tuneability of Detroit donks. To see what a modern pony car can muster at its angriest, check out the video below.

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Mitchell was a contributing journalist and features writer at Performance Drive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.