Remember when 1,000 horsepower was a big deal? Well, it still is, but these days 1,000 horsepower street cars seem almost…accessible. A moderately built engine, some forced induction, and bam – your car is making four-figure horsepower numbers. You would think that would slow the aftermarket down, but you’d be very, very wrong.
Turbo wizards Hellion Power Systems are known for their fancy forced induction magic, and one of their latest projects really sets the bar high. How does a 1,250 wheel-horsepower 2012 Mustang sound? Watch this video to find out.
Hellion’s latest twin-turbo system for the Coyote 5.0 V8 is called the “Eliminator”, and what an appropriate name it is. The complete tuning package includes two huge 62 mm ball-bearing turbochargers, stainless steel 4-to-1 style headers, and on a stock motor this package is good for over 600 wheel horsepower.
But the engine in this Mustang is no stock motor, but a Ford Racing Aluminator engine. On top of that, this Mustang also has a triple-pump style fuel system and a twin-disc clutch, which lets the two turbos reach their maximum potential. Cranked up to 23.9 PSI, this amazing motor/turbo combo puts down 1,249 horsepower at the rear wheels.
In the immortal words of Gwen Stefani, that’s B-A-N-A-N-A-S.