You could wager that at some point most of the guys out there have met a really hot woman and then met her parents and wondered how exactly the offspring resulting from a strange union can be so appealing. I think many of us will feel the same way about this Mustang that we’ll just call ‘Franken-Stang.’ This Mustang has 1,000 horsepower of performance under the hood, but that performance doesn’t come by way of a stroked and blown small block or a nitrous-fed big block Ford engine of any sort. Nor does the motivation for this Pony come from anything that rolled out of a Ford assembly plant. This Mustang has been sleeping with the enemy and the evidence is the Corvette engine under the hood.
The engine started life as a GM C5R Aluminum 427 cubic inch block. It was crammed full of go fast parts including a billet crankshaft, billet connecting rods, and forged pistons to get the Corvette engine ready for some boost. That boost came by way of a ProCharger F-1 supercharger with an intercooler and a custom made, hand-built intake manifold crafted from sheet metal. The finished beast makes copious amounts of horsepower. In fact, the power is there in enough volume to make one forget that it comes from GM (almost).
The beast turns 1,015 horses on 116-octane race fuel at 18psi. The “mild” daily driver tune for the Mustang is 785hp on 93-octane pump gas and 6psi of boost. All that power goes through a GM Heavy Duty ZF-6 speed transmission. Apparently, the car ran across eBay at auction with an asking price of $70,000 and the total cost for the build was said to be in the area of $150,000. It’s not clear if the car sold or not. Whether or not the power figures are at the wheel or crank is also unknown. What is known is that the car is a beast and is one of the strangest motor swaps a Mustang has ever had.