If you run a busy tuning shop, you need lots of experience with all the available power adders. Matt Alderman of ID Motorsports has tuned Coyotes with all manner of combinations, but having some of those combos in-house always helps him gain more intimate knowledge of what cars with these setups require. That’s why he opted to add a Hellion Power Systems Eliminator twin-turbo system to the ID 2016 Mustang project.
We did not expect such high numbers, especially the torque numbers. — Matt Alderman, ID Motorsports
“We wanted the Hellion system since the car was an auto,” Matt said. “We have not seen too many when we started this project and really wanted to explore what we could do.”
With a built Gen 2 Coyote engine coming together, Matt Alderman of ID Motorsports wanted to try a new power adder. He opted to feed the hungry 5.0 with a Hellion Power Systems Eliminator twin-turbo system.
While he has tuned many naturally aspirated and positive-displacement-boosted Coyotes, dialing in a turbo machine is a bit different because the boost scales with RPM rather than coming on hard from the jump like the PD blowers.
“The tuning challenges we face doing a turbo or any centrifugal blower is the balance with our cam timing and ignition timing,” Matt explained. “Each will vary based on when they come into ‘boost,’ meaning the first part of the pull we have to treat as naturally aspirated then as the boost comes on, we blend to the boosted changes.”
To make those changes, Matt relies on SCT Performance’s line of tuning software and hardware, including its LiveLink datalogging software, Advantage III tuning software, and the appropriate flash device for the application.
“We use SCT on all of our Ford stuff,” Matt said. “We have full support for tuning parameters and datalogging. We used the X4 on this car.”
A Cobra Jet intake and twin 67mm throttle body directs plenty of boost to the built Coyote (see sidebar for details) in Matt’s 2016 Mustang GT.
With his acumen and the proper tools, Matt was able to dial in some impressive output from a built Gen 2 Coyote strapped with the aforementioned Hellion system.
“We are very pleased with the results on 93 octane. We did not expect such high numbers, especially the torque numbers,” Matt said. “With the built motor there is tons left, but we will need to change fuels to do that. This setup is good for everyday driving while being able to road trip and still have 93 octane easily available.”
ID Motorsports 2016 Mustang Mods
• 93-octane fuel
• Assembled by Livernois
• Circle D torque converter
• Cobra Jet 290 exhaust camshafts
• Cobra Jet intake manifold
• Diamond Pistons 10.1
• Fore Innovations triple-pump fuel system
• Hellion twin-turbocharger system w/ upgraded to 64mm ball-bearing turbos
With this calibration loaded into the factory PCM, the car not only put down 801 horsepower at the rear wheels, but it still drives like a dream as well.
“We have driven the car from our shop in Elkton, Maryland, to Revolution Automotive in Baltimore, Maryland, and back with great drivability,” Matt added. “It has good highway manners with no surging, and it has a very smooth transition into the powerband.”
Since ID was in the process of moving its Dynojet, Matt visited Revolution Automotive in Maryland to run the new combo on the chassis dyno. Pushing 9 pounds of boost, the Hellion-boosted Coyote blasted out 801.83 horsepower and 659.29 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels while burning 93-octane pump gas.
Naturally, with a fully built Coyote at the business end of those two turbos, these pump-gas numbers are just the beginning for the ID Motorsports project ’Stang. It is in the hunt for today’s street-cred standard — four digits.
“Next up will be E85 and getting the boost controller to do its thing,” Matt said. “We will target well over 1,000 wheel horsepower.”