• May 24, 2010
2011 Ford Mustang GT modified by Evolution Performance - Click above to watch the video after the jump

There's no doubt that the 2011 Mustang GT is one of the most potent ponycars to ever come from Ford, but to the Mustang faithful, a big part of its legacy will be how it takes to the aftermarket. The new 5.0-liter V8 seems to be off to a good start, with at least two different modified 2011 Mustangs already achieving ten-second time slips at the dragstrip.

The first to achieve the feat was JPC Racing, who had their 2011 Mustang out at the track within 24 hours of receiving the car. Using 4.56 gears, beefier upper and lower control arms, racing slicks and a 100 shot of nitrous, JPC's 'Stang nailed a best time of 10.96 seconds @ 125.75 mph. A short time later, the boys at Evolution Performance nailed a 10.88 @ 126.66 run using just 3.73 gears, a prototype cold air intake, Eaton Trutrac differential, D.O.T. approved racing tires and a 100 shot of nitrous.

While the numbers themselves aren't all that impressive, the simplicity of the modifications and the brief time in which they were developed surely are. We can't wait to see what the various tuners around the country can do once they have time to develop more parts for the new Mustang. You can watch both of the runs in the videos posted after the jump.




[Sources: Evolution Performance, StangTV]





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      • 4 Years Ago
      Is this the bargain of the decade?

      10.9 is impressive, but not a huge fan of nitrous.
      • 4 Years Ago
      tuned my ass -- slicks, suspension parts, oh and *just* a 100 shot all thrown in.

      10.9X? meh.

      enjoy the ponies - ill stick with Muscle.
      • 4 Years Ago
      You guys are so quick to shoot this achievement down because nitrous is used, but the advantages of nitrous are that it's simple to install, a relatively inexpensive mod, and it's invisible when not needed.
      Most 10 second Civics that I've seen are not street legal at all, and they certainly aren't going around any corners at speed.
      It's quite likely that this simple Mustang GT/nitrous setup could manage 10s or low 11s on street tires, being faster than ANY new stock car short of a Veyron, and yet with the nitrous turned off, it would still be great for a daily commute (being essentially stock).
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Fitfan. Agreed. Given the lightness of a Civic, it's possible for them to run 10's. Heck, the stock ITR transmission was good for 10's. I read about that at least 4 years ago in Import Tuner / Sport Compact Car.


        However, straightline speed isn't really impressive. Someone else said it, but "people have been going fast, in a straight line, with RWD V8's for a long time."

        Straightline speed, like quarter mile times, are old hat. It's like bragging about top speed with a carbuereted engine. It has been done, and I am not impressed.

        Talk to me about a diesel that runs a fast quarter mile.
        Talk to me about a stock 4 cylinder that runs sub 14 sec quarter miles. WITHOUT forced induction.

        Talk to me about how fast this car is on a circuit, compared to other cars in its segment.
        Call it a lightning lap or something. LOL.



      • 4 Years Ago
      "just" a 100 shot of nitrous. No big deal, just 512 horsepower for a while.

      /sarcasm
      • 4 Years Ago
      Everyone wants to be the first to push a car as fast as it can go as soon as possible and nitrous is a cheap and fast way to do it.

      Personally I want to see a 4.0l Whipple make its way on this baby and show these nitrous guys how to get into the low 9s.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow it is just a 100 shot it is not that big of a deal and if u notice the stang with the 3:73 which comes as an option did a faster time with less mods
      • 4 Years Ago
      Who cares?
      In 2003, stock C5 Corvettes were running 11.97 at 118.80 right off the showroom floor with ZERO modications and stock tires.

      It's 2010, and Mustangs are STILL running a solid rear axle.
      On top of that, Ford is now asking Corvette prices for Mustangs.

      Mustang = Fail


        • 4 Years Ago
        Those numbers were from the Z06, not the base C5. Big difference!!!! They were also $50k.

        Your post = FAIL
        • 4 Years Ago
        hey, lemme have a Corvette for under 30k new....lemme know....PLEASE
      • 4 Years Ago
      While I can appreciate the accomplishment of these runs, I'm not terribly impressed by them. Doing something more creative to get there besides NOS would be so much more interesting and impressive. Hitting these numbers with all-motor bolt-ons, weight reduction, or going F/I would be a great read.

      Simply slapping a canister in the trunk, tuning the car, and doing a run to get an article about you seems like it's just a "hey look at me" fluff piece...which is why I think there are so many negative comments here.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not many cars will run high 10's with those minimal mods. First off, gotta find a car in its price range. Then you must find one with a driveline that'll hold up (sorry dual clutch guys) and a bottom end that'll hold up (sorry most imports).

        When you start to get into these HP levels and these 1/4 mile times, many cars start to fall by the wayside. When it comes to small displacement guys, getting those cars to run safely in the 10's without losing streetability and reliability is a much more expensive task.

        This new 5.0 is going to be ridiculous. Its got the weight advantage over its competitors and enough cubic inches to handle the lighter cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Common AB, I was hoping for some vasabi... not just rice.
      Carlos
      • 4 Years Ago
      With enough laughing gas anything can go fast. Color me unimpressed
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        Ditto. A supercharger is also a relatively simple modification these days.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        Indeed, I was impressed until I read "a 100 shot of nitrous" ... Who cares?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Let the go-faster wars rage! I am very happy we are playing Mustang vs Camaro again. Just like old times! Wonder what GM will do for 2012?
        • 4 Years Ago
        NOTHING.

        Absolutely NOTHING.

        lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm pretty sure my Civic could do 10's with racing slicks and an extra 100 HP :-p
        • 4 Years Ago
        Um, no.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You're probably right. 300 HP / 2100 lbs probably isn't a 10 second car. But in any case, there's nothing impressive about a car with a nitrous aided 5L V8 doing a 10 second quarter.
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