• Aug 23, 2010
Ford Racing 2011 Mustang Supercharger System - Click above for high-res image gallery

Things just got a lot more interesting for owners of the 2011 Ford Mustang. This weekend at the Woodward Dream Cruise, Ford Racing released its new supercharger package for the new 5.0-liter V8, turning the already potent pony car into a serious drag-strip contender.

The supercharger system is available in three packages, each utilizing a 2.3-liter Whipple twin-screw supercharger, air-to-liquid intercooler and 47 lb/hr fuel injectors. The base package provides 525 horsepower and 470 pound-feet torque and comes with a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty when installed by a Ford or Lincoln dealer, while the second kit offers 624 hp and 536 lb-ft torque... but no warranty. Finally, those that want to build their own custom system can opt for the tuner kit, which comes with only the core components but needs to be independently calibrated to work with the engine's computer. Hit the jump to see full details on both packages, and if you're the owners of a 2011 Mustang, you've got some decisions to make. Top tip, Panayiotis!



[Source: Ford Racing]

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DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Racing has announced today the availability of a new, 2.3L twin-screw supercharger for the 2011 Mustang. When mated to the all-new 5.0L 4V TiVCT V8 engine, this 50-state-legal powertrain, can produce 624 hp SAE @ 6900 rpm and 536 lb-ft SAE @ 4700 rpm. This is the first Twin-screw unit available to consumers.

The new supercharger is Ford Racing's first power upgrade component for the new 5.0 engine. It was developed by Ford Racing engineers, in close collaboration with Ford Motor Company's powertrain engineers, Team Mustang, and key partners in Roush and Whipple. The supercharger is being seen for the first time Saturday at the annual Woodward Dream Cruise in Ford's Mustang Alley display.

"Superchargers are the ultimate in power upgrades for Mustang enthusiasts," says George Goddu, Ford Racing Performance Group Manager. "Calibration for a modern V8 engine, especially one with twin-independent variable cam timing, is incredibly complex. Production calibration for the 5.0 engine took 19 months. Having that knowledge base to work from is a huge advantage.

"In fact we had the whole engineering background of the engine right from initial concept," Goddu added. "With that knowledge base, and extensive collaboration across the team, we are able to offer a top-notch supercharger, induction kit and the optimum calibration. This results in great power, drivability and durability."

"After more than 100 hours of accelerated durability testing, the entire Ford Racing package performed flawlessly," reports Dev Saberwal, Ford Racing's lead calibration engineer. "Ford Racing performance parts are subjected to extensive testing to ensure optimum performance across a broad range of conditions."

This supercharger comes as a complete package, and it's available in three levels: a 525 hp kit with a 12/12 warranty; a 624 hp kit and a tuner kit for racing and extreme enthusiasts. Each of these impressive kits gives 2011 Mustang owners the opportunity to boost the performance of their cars to new levels.

Ford Racing Performance Parts offers a large selection of performance products from complete race cars to injectors. For Mustang enthusiasts Ford Racing's catalog of performance upgrades offers a range of enhancements for the 2011 Mustang as well as a wide range of power, chassis-system and appearance upgrades for 2010, 2005-2009 and earlier Mustangs.

The Ford Racing Supercharger 525hp Kit (M-6066-MGT525D) includes:

* 2.3L twin-screw supercharger assembly
* Intake manifold
* Complete air-to-liquid intercooler system
* Drive belt
* 47 lb./hr., high-impedance fuel injectors (M-9593-LU47)
* Ford Racing ProCal tool with performance calibration
* 12 month /12,000 mile warranty (when installed by a Ford or Lincoln dealer)
* Produces 525 SAE hp @ 6400 rpm and 470 SAE lb.-ft. @ 4200 rpm, at approximately 7 psi of boost with 93 octane fuel
* MSRP $7,199.00 (black) and $7,799.00 (polished chrome)


The Ford Racing Supercharger 624hp Kit (M-6066-MGT624D) includes:

* 2.3L twin-screw supercharger assembly
* Intake manifold
* Complete air-to-liquid intercooler system
* Drive belt
* 47 lb./hr., high-impedance fuel injectors (M-9593-LU47)
* Ford Racing ProCal tool with performance calibration
* Produces 624 SAE hp @ 6900 rpm and 536 SAE lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm, at approximately 9 psi of boost with 93 octane fuel
* MSRP $7,499.00 (black) and $8,099.00 (polished chrome)


The Ford Racing Supercharger Tuner Kit (M-6066-MGT23TD) includes:

* 2.3L twin-screw supercharger assembly
* Intake manifold
* Complete air-to-liquid intercooler system
* Drive belt
* 47 lb./hr., high-impedance fuel injectors (M-9593-LU47)
* MSRP $6,499.00 (black) and $7,099.00 (polished chrome)


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice! How much $$$?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Jalopnik is saying the kit will cost $7,499
      • 4 Years Ago
      It wouldn't surprise me if this didn't find its way into the 2012 or 2013 GT500..
      • 4 Years Ago
      I so want to put this into a GT, and go looking for a Camaro at the lights.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Talk about beating a dead horse!

        The 2011 GT is very slightly faster in a straight line than any of the comparable camaros. Anyone saying different hasnt done their homework.
        Lar7789789
        • 4 Years Ago
        MikeW
        11:30AM (8/23/2010)
        Not the base, 3.31 axle & all-seasons, and not the 3.55 axle.
        and it is more/less a tie with the 3.73 (depends on driver, atmospheric conditions, etc.)


        Hey numnuts, the base Mustang is faster than the Camaro in both the quarter mile and 0-60.

        This was settled months ago in Motor Trend, Car and Driver and Road and Track.

        Now go troll your Chevy loving ass in another post.

        There's a reason that you have been voted down.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not the base, 3.31 axle & all-seasons, and not the 3.55 axle.
        and it is more/less a tie with the 3.73 (depends on driver, atmospheric conditions, etc.)
        • 4 Years Ago
        @cool_ozzy
        Go hunt Camaros but do it at the track. Some of us have to commute with our kids around town and dont like risking our lives for your stoplight antics. I see this far too frequently in Texas. Go take it somewhere safe!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes....the case for the Camaro just got a little weaker. I still think the 5.0 needs some visual enhancements (rims and springs are mandatory), but after a few tweaks and mods you'll have a car that's superior to the Camaro.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Anyone find it ironic that a manufacturer will warranty the lower-power "Stage I" version of the supercharger, but won't do the same for "Stage II"? Makes me think that some of the other posters are right in saying the ~$30k chassis/drivetrain may not be able to handle the full 624hp for long...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't think its a testament to the block and internals being inadequate at that power level. It has a lot to do with the upkeep of the car, especially if the compression is still as high as it is. Manufacturers must protect themselves against the type of guy who would throw 87 octane into the car, or never change the oil or never care to check plugs or to occasionally tune it.

        There aren't many cars making that kind of power sitting on a dealership lot under a full warranty unless they have large displacement engines or engine management systems that kill power in less than ideal conditions.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ spdracerut:

        I'd be worried about more than just the bottom end of the engine at that power level.

        Anyone remember the transmission output tailshaft problems with the Camaro SS? And that was drag racing at the stock 426hp...

        There's so much more that can go wrong at this power level - from clutch through gears, driveshaft, diff, and axles... all of which could arguably need upgrading if this car is to keep from grenading itself at the track.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's the same thing they did with the SuperSnake. The 600hp+ version had a warranty while the 700hp+ version did not. The fact that they even warranty 525hp on stock internals says something about how stout this motor is. Just imagine how much power this would make if they took advantage of those DI provisions they designed into the block....
        • 4 Years Ago
        The 624hp package not being warrentied implies that the bottom end of the engine will grenade itself. So 525hp appears to be a relatively safe limit. Heck, just build the bottom-end and get the 624hp package!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I want this.

      I will name him "War Machine" and love it forever and ever and ever.

      • 4 Years Ago
      FoMo put out 5.4 V8 supercharger stock option kit.
      Customers are available.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Interesting, but I am starting to wonder...

      625 horsepower was McLaren F1 territory 15 or more years ago.

      Is it truly wise to put that much power into a chassis that is otherwise designed to a 20-30K price point. The Mustang may indeed be a good car at that price point, and at 300-400 stock horsepower, it is plenty healthy.

      But is the body, chassis, suspension, and especially brakes, up to the task of reigning in a car with 625 supercharged horsepower?

      Or is this just an expensive front row seat ticket to a car accident?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree. I've said it before and I get voted down every time. HP number are going through the roof. When you have that much power, the car designers need to apply better methods of applying that power to the road. Nissan decided to use a very intelligent AWD system with the GTR. If you're building a high performance sports car, and want the engine up front, use AWD. Otherwise, put the engine in the back where it belongs.

        The Mustang, however, is not a high end sports car, but rather an affordable muscle car. A very good muscle car. Even if it is pumped to 1000 hp, it may never beat a GTR around the track. Instead, it takes pride in billowing smoke from its rear fenders. With a pair of warm drag slicks, it always gives a good show.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't think this is a huge concern. In my opinion, the same guy who is able harness any 625hp car w/o crashing it would be able to apply those abilities to this car. Although the thresholds will be less, I doubt this car will be some unpredictable death trap. Obviously, if some moron gets behind the wheel, then there will be problems.....but same moron in any 625hp car will have problems.

        I think the 5.0 in this trim will be a lot of fun for drivers who know what they want.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think most of these dudes just wanna go in a straight line where as McLaren is more track focus.

        Good luck trying to track with that much hp, they probably needs tons of money for suspension, chassis works, brakes, and what not.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah things get scary fast when you start looking at 500+hp.

        Ford is bringing Super Car HP to the masses here.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't think it will be too much of a problem, especially when the vehicle is equipped with the track pack/performance package with the Brembos.

        We aren't talking about a mid 80's fox body with 500WHP.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Will the stock transmission explode?
        Do you have to swap in the TR6060?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Just out of curiosity....is this designed to also work with the Boss Mustang's 5.0L? I would love to have a ~625hp Boss.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Good question. I would think it'll work. A Boss with it's suspension goodies and 625hp would be a fun ride indeed.

        That said, 440 high revving normally aspirated hp is plenty for me. I'm not greedy. hehe
        • 4 Years Ago
        Supposedly the difference between the regular 5.0L V8 and the Boss' 5.0L V8 engine is a different intake and more aggressive cams. The intake wouldn't matter, but the cams could. If the tune isn't able to compensate for the difference in cam profile, it might end up being a problem.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ouch, that's an awful lot of power. Imagine that motor in a true sportscar and not a Ponycar like the Mustang. Hey Ford, The ZR1 needs some competition. Build it, Please?

      Still, love the Mustang, especially The Boss.
        • 4 Years Ago
        They've got a great new Fiesta a nice V6 engine. I say, kill the ZR1 with a new SHOGUN!
        • 4 Years Ago
        There's a guy running around town (where I live - unbelieveable!!) with a 74 Pantera...why not a modern interpretation of it? (Shoot - just swap one of these in an old one, and I'd be pee'ing myself)
        Why did they stop making the GT(40)? If nothing else, there's just soooo many kits out there to stick this in...Factory 5 Coupe anyone? An Outlaw 34 3 window Coupe?
        • 4 Years Ago
        But without mercury dealers where would the sell it :P
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well I just built a GT on Fords site with the Brembo Brakes for $32,500. Add a $7500 supercharger and you've got a 600hp+ for exactly $40k. That just seems insane to me. I don't even like american cars and it's got me thinking a mustang might not be a bad idea.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow that's A LOT of horsepower. Just a few years ago only supercars came with this kind of factory-warranted hp... Impressive!
      • 4 Years Ago
      What are those two huge containers in the front? They look like the gallon milk jugs sprayed in black...im guessing ones for coolant and the other for windshield wiper fluid??? If so thats frickin huge...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm pretty sure they are both coolant reservoirs....one for the engine, the other for the blower.
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