• Jul 2, 2009
Viper-powered Mustang – Click above to watch the video after the jump

We love Ford Mustangs of all shapes and sizes, and the age-old adage of "the more power the better" definitely applies. Scott Vanderschoor, a regular on Bang Shift forums, is working on one hell of a pony car; one that carries the panache of a 'Stang and the power of a Dodge Viper – with a pair of turbochargers providing a little additional motivation. Unsurprisingly, Vanderschoor reportedly needed to move back the firewall a half foot to make room for the massive 8.4L V10 engine, but we're guessing the labor will pay off with some absolutely incredible power numbers.

Hit the jump
to see Vanderschoor's big beast as it turns over on camera for the first time. The sound is a bit different than you'd expect from a typical Mustang V8 growl and we're guessing that it has a little more oomph under the hood than most pony cars on the road – even before Vanderschoor tuning gets sorted out. This is one Mustang project we're looking forward to seeing more of! Check out the gallery below in addition to the video after the jump.Thanks for the tip, Brian L!



[Source: Bang Shift]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      gotta love the squeaky acc belt :D
      • 5 Years Ago
      All that energy to put a Viper V10 in there when they could have made 1000rwhp no problem with a small block Ford. A fool and his money...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Heimbachae, there were Fox bodies in 1990-1993.

      The SN95 starts in 1994.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ding Ding Ding!!! David wins the door prize. Mustang - Capri / Fairmont - Zephyr / Thunderbird - Cougar all based on the Fox chassis. unleashed in '78 as 79s.
        • 5 Years Ago
        David, I know.

        I was just referring to the comment Heimbachae made that said "since when is an early 90s a fox body?". I was letting them know that there were several years of 90s Fox bodies. I owned one. :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is a gigantic intercooler. I can't wait till he bashes it on a piece of concrete somewhere.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wouldn't call it a sick pony, but a very healthy one, heehehehehe.
        • 5 Years Ago
        would you say: "a pony with a bull´s heart" ?
        • 5 Years Ago
        That would be pretty much correct too, eheheh.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's not a Fox body, it's an SN95.
        • 5 Years Ago
        BTW UP TO 2004 is consider SN95. there was no codename change.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Maybe its just me, but where in this entire article do you see anything being mentioned about this being a Fox body Mustang?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @TheChork

        Um... No where... Not even in the video!

        I'm surprised they ran the car that long without venting the pipes... Not so safe...
        • 5 Years Ago
        it's still a waste of a V10
        • 5 Years Ago
        SN95, also known as Fox-4. Get over it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Don't waste your energy. No matter how many times you correct the writer/editors, they keep making the same mistakes over and over.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i was going to say, since when is an early 90s a fox body?

        p.s. HATE fox body owners.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This brings out my inner Tim "the tool man" Taylor, maybe even a little Beavis.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Dumb. Old Mustangs other than collecting - dumb. V10 dumb.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Anyone else notice that the driver side impeller seems to be rubbing on the compressor housing? Right @ 2:35 you can see it just stop because he isn't giving it enough gas to keep it spinning thanks to the friction caused from it touching. That's not right at all...lol.
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      Those Toyo T1-R tires aren't going to be able to handle that power.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I doubt it's the viper motor because of the exhaust (and yes wtf is with the squeaky belt? if it was done right it wouldn't do that..) it seems more like a bi turbo stang with a V8 and a different air intake atop the engine for the dual plenum like the viper (and some TT GM engines like the TT camaro that runs maybe the 502 or 572.. nto sure which) so this would be easy to fake. the other that makes me go hmm is the exhaust note. granted the V10 is a push rod engine but it's tuned to sound like an OHC not a V8 pushrod like in every dime a dozen car these days.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Watcher - this is my build and I can assure you it is a 98 Viper V-10. If you would like to ask any specifics on the build please feel free to ask. As far as the belt goes what you are viewing is literally the first time that you are seeing this car start....so you will have some issues like the belt. With a swap this complex I am willing to accept such a minor issue as I am sure so is anybody with the knowledge of taking on a build like this. It has since been resolved and if we could have taken care of it at that time we would have.

        Again...with an initial startup you have issues. Finding the info like what the correct length belt is on a 98 Viper using a 95 Mustang idler pulley and bypassing the AC compressor is kind of hit or miss if you know what I mean.....
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