Building a 1,000 horsepower car used to be special, and in a way it still is. After all, a 1,000 horsepower…is 1,000 horsepower. Still, there is a special challenge to building a 1,000 horsepower car that is also street legal. We’re talking a full-blown race car that you can drive to and from the track. Such vehicles are few and far between.
But Chris Cruz’s 2011 Mustang GT, built by Evolution Performance, is just such a car. With just over 1,000 rear-wheel horsepower and 1,070 ft-lbs of torque, Cruz managed to take his monster Mustang down the drag strip in 8.99 seconds, breaking into the 8’s for the first time.
With a full interior and a racing weight of 3,900 pounds plus the driver, this is no stripped-down drag car, but a true street car that can be driven to and from the track. If more impressive, Chris made his 8-second pass on the stock (though heavily upgraded) six-speed automatic transmission.
But the real heart of this Mustang is the supercharged 5.0 engine. With a 4.0 liter Whipple “Crusher” twin-screw supercharged cranking air at 24lbs of boost into the engine, this 5.0 engine has had the volume cranked up to 11. Even more impressive though, this run was done with the stock cylinder heads and camshafts. After a series of successively lower and lower 9-second runs, Chris’ Mustang finally broke through to the 8′s with an 8.99 @ 153 mph.
Madness? No, this is just another 8-second street Mustang. Check out the long list of goodies Evolution Performance dropped into Chris’s Mustang, and you’ll see why it’s now one of the fastest Mustangs in the whole country.
- L&M Engines Built 302 CID 5.0L 4V Diamond Pistons, Manley Pro Series I-Beam Rods, TSS Billet Oil Pump Gears, ARP Main and Head Studs (Stock Production Heads and Cams)
- Factory 6R80 6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Circle D Transmission Upgrades (Exedy Stage 2 Clutches)
- Circle D Specialties Pro Series Billet Torque Converter
- 4.0L Whipple “Crusher” Twin Screw Supercharger @ 24lbs of Boost
- Ford Racing 10-Rib Upgrade
- ATI 20% Overdrive Damper
- RJ Machine 10-Rib Supercharger Pulley
- 205lb Fuel Injectors
- Return Fuel System
- Ford Racing Super Mono Blade Throttle Body
- JLT Performance “Super Big Air” 142mm Cold Air Intake
- JLT Performance Billet Oil Separators
- Afco Dual Pass Heat Exchanger with Fans
- American Racing 1 7/8 Longtube Headers with 3.5″ Collector and Off-Road X-Pipe
- Dyno 3″ Bullet Catback Exhaust System
- Steeda Upper Control Arm and Mount
- Steeda Billet Lower Control Arms
- Steeda Tubular Radiator Support
- Evolution Adjustable Panhard Bar and Brace
- Black Weld RT-S Wheels with Mickey Thompson ET Drag Slicks
- Cervini’s 4″ Cowl Hood
- E85 Pump Gas
- Custom Dyno Tuned By Jon Lund of Lund Racing