Ford Mustang officially entered the Indian market in 2016 and soon became a hot seller. The practical price tag of the vehicle, good clearance and the legendary name make the Mustang a choice of many. Even though the Indian market gets the top-spec 5.0-litre V8 engine that produces a maximum of 395 Bhp and 515 Nm feel quite enough for the muscle car, many owners disagree. Such owners modify their Mustangs to extract more power and here is one such vehicle, which is India’s most powerful example!
This Mustang has been modified by Racetech, a popular customisation and modification house in India. Under the hood, it gets a Stage 2 supercharger kit from Roush that increases the power to a massive 717 Bhp and 827 Nm. In stock form, the Mustang’s 5.0-litre V8 engine is naturally aspirated and produces a maximum of 396 Bhp and 515 Nm, which means there is no forced induced air and no lag in power. The superchargers ensure much lower lag time or almost zero lag time when compared with turbochargers.
A supercharger is a more sophisticated form of the turbocharger and uses the power of the crankshaft and feeds the engine with a much higher volume of air. Both do the same job of sending compressed air inside the combustion chamber but the supercharger can spin up to 50,000 RPM while the turbochargers are limited to only 15,000 RPM. The extra air inside the engine really helps to bump up the power. This is the Phase 2 type supercharger, which is more powerful.
To support the extra power, a kit from Roush has been installed in the vehicle. The kit includes a high capacity and low-restriction air filter and a new induction system. A larger fabricated intercooler has been installed with a new full-face low-temperature radiator and high capacity de-gas chamber. The stock fuel injectors are replaced by Roush 60-mm dual-bore throttle body. A new pump control system increases the fuel flow and it is now burnt by high-performance NGK spark plugs. With all the modifications in place, the car now produces 67 percent more power, which is huge.
With the increase in power, the 0-100 km/h time has gone to 4.7 seconds, which is two seconds quicker than that of the stock Mustang. It is a big difference in time, especially if racing on a track. Even the 0-200 km/h time has come down from 20.9 seconds to just 13.1 seconds. The top-speed is now 258 km/h, up from 222 km/h in the stock vehicle. The kit is priced at Rs. 10 lakh and is available with a 1-year warranty of unlimited kilometres. The installation process takes 15 days. The Mustang in the picture also gets a few visual modifications like a new grille and new wrap job too.
Interestingly, the new Ford Mustang is expected to be launched in India later this year. After the success of the current-generation Mustang, in India, we expect the new Mustang to arrive in the Indian market soon after the international launch.