• Sep 24, 2010
Plenty of us that grew up around a drag strip know the name Mickey Thompson, but fewer of us realize that the guy was more than a name on the sidewall of some seriously sticky rubber. He was also responsible for setting plenty of land-speed records in his day, including being the first guy to break the 400 mph barrier on the salt. His son, Danny Thompson, is no slouch behind the wheel, either. Last year, the younger Thompson managed to set the fastest land speed for any Ford Mustang. With a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 swilling down E85, the Thompson clicked off 252 mph, and this year, he's going back for more.

Danny Thompson will attempt to waltz past the 300 mph barrier with another Mustang owned by Brent Hojek. This car, like the last, will run off of E85, but will pack somewhere close to 1,300 horsepower. The new pony also wears soy-based carbon-fiber body work and unique soy-based yellow paint in an attempt to ecologically justify a supercharged V8. Hey, we aren't complaining. Head over to Stang TV for a closer look at the blown 5.4-liter.

[Source: Stang TV]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey it's 2010. How about building a 300 mpg Mustang?
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ FitFan I pretty much flat out ignore ABG. The Mustang does pretty ok for mpg anyways if you look at the power it makes IMO. BTW, I'm not a Mustang fan at all.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Yaroukh : Right, because horsepower junkies never cross post on ABG :-)
      • 4 Years Ago
      What i'm curious about is why use a KB?
      Twin turbo's should easily make short work of the the 1300hp number, and leave some room to grow when they come up short.

      Love the idea and hope they reach the 300mph goal, i just don't think it's happening on 1300hp. Not even sure if that's a rwhp number or flywheel.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "The new pony also wears soy-based carbon-fiber body work and unique soy-based yellow paint in an attempt to ecologically justify a supercharged V8."

      This is the dumbest thing I have read in quite some time.

      Hippies and cars do not mix.



      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess ignorance plays a huge roll here as I am not trying to knock anything. But when is it no longer considered a Mustang? After removing so much, no longer using the original body parts, adding a ton to the engine and so forth there has to be that line right? I know we don't call Nascar vehicles their counterparts (monte, fusion, etc).

      Like I said complete ignorance here.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree. It's the same deal with the Honda Civics that run sub 8 second quarter miles.

        Still an impressive feat. At that speed aerodynamics is much more important than horsepower.
        • 4 Years Ago
        On that note though, I would kill to drive a vehicle with that much horsepower.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I see it possible to push a Mustang (or the body & motor to be more accurate) past 300mph, but not with "just" 1300hp. If a Bugatti SS w/1200 hp made it to 276 mph, I'm not seeing a Mustang body doing 24 mph better with just 100 more hp.

      On a slightly different note, I wonder what Underground Racing (shop that built the orange Gallardo that hit 250mph on a standing mile) could do if they tried for land speed records. Imagining a Murcielago cracking 300 mph seems pretty feasable, maybe aim for 350 mph?
      • 4 Years Ago
      It took 1100 hp to reach 255 mph but they plan to hit 300 mph with just 200 hp more?
      Doesn't sound right.
        • 4 Years Ago
        When they say "somewhere close to 1300," I hope they actually meant "WAY the frack more than 1300."
        • 4 Years Ago
        Blown tranny -- please give this guy a call and let him know! He must have forgotten to do the calculations that you did.

        (You did do calculations, right? You're not just spewing haterade on the internet, are you?)


        When it comes to knowing how to make a 300mph Mustang/lookalike, I'm kind of tempted to trust the guy who made a 252mph Mustang/lookalike more than random guy Blown tranny. Sorry.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Did you miss the part where they said this next attempt will be with a different car? Your statement only makes sense if you assume they are using the same car as before, and only increasing the power to around 1300hp. Only then, does your argument make sense.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I didn't miss anything. If it is shaped like a Mustang I just don't see how aerodynamics will allow 300 mph with anything near 1300 hp.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "The new pony also wears soy-based carbon-fiber body work and unique soy-based yellow paint in an attempt to ecologically justify a supercharged V8."

      What?

      Its like order a triple-double super bacon cheese burger with extra large frieds but order of diet coke please.

      Pshh..
      • 4 Years Ago
      Front end looks more like a mustang than that Nascar Nationwide POS...
      • 4 Years Ago
      1. awesome
      2. eat your heart out veyron (kidding, sorta. I know this isn't street legal, etc.)
      3. haha. soy-based carbon fiber. the oxymoron of intentions.
      4. good luck mickey jr. (danny)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Will need close to 2500hp to push that car to 300mph.
        • 4 Years Ago
        If it is a mustang chassis, he will get to roll up to the pearly gates in multiple pieces on fire. Sounds brilliant.
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