The 2015 Mustang GT Gets 600+ Horsepower from Ford Racing
Ford Racing shook up the performance world during the previous generation of the Mustang when the tuning division rolled out their supercharger package that lifted the output of the 2011-2014 Mustang GT from 412-420hp up to either 525 or 624 horsepower. The 525hp package maintains the factory warranty and while the 624hp package did not, it did offer enough power to crush just about anything that a Mustang GT owner is likely to come across on the road.
Unfortunately for Mustang owners and fans, the new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat packs an incredible 707hp and while the Ford Racing supercharger package doesn’t offer quite that much power – this new blower setup will allow the 2015 Mustang GT to put up one heck of a fight when facing the Hellcat Challenger on the drag strip.
The 2015 Ford Racing Mustang GT Supercharger
Ford Racing has worked with the folks at Roush to develop a new street-friendly supercharger package that lifts the output of the 2015 Ford Mustang GT to “600+ horsepower”. Ford hasn’t offered up the full details so it isn’t clear what all comes with the package, how much it will cost or exactly how much power the Ford Racing/Roush 2015 Mustang supercharger package creates, but we do know that when fitted with this new blower setup, Ford was able to run a 10.97 second quarter mile time.
That is a few tenths quicker than the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in stock form, although the video below leads me to believe that the supercharged 2015 Ford Mustang GT that ran a 10.97 had more than just the blower setup. If nothing else, the Mustang GT in the video has a set of Hoosier race tires and maybe a performance exhaust system so while it is far from a stock quarter mile time, this package will allow 2015 Mustang GT owners to at least challenge the Hellcat.
How Much Power, How Much Money?
While there are plenty of vital details of the 2015 Ford Mustang GT supercharger package from Ford Racing that we do not know, like what components come with the package to produce more than 600 horsepower, the two most important bits of information are the price and the exact horsepower rating.
Provided that the new blower package is similar in its construction and features to the Ford Racing Whipple supercharger from the previous generation, I would expect the Ford Racing Roush supercharger to carry a similar price tag (MSRP) in the $8,000 range.
In terms of power, considering that the previous Ford Mustang GT supercharger package offered 624 horsepower from the slightly less powerful 2011-2014 5.0L V8, I would expect the actual power numbers to at least be a bit higher than the kit for the outgoing models. The 2011-2014 Mustang GT jumped from 420hp (peak) to 624hp so with the 2015 Mustang GT packing 435 stock horsepower, the new Ford Racing supercharger package figure of 600+ should be closer to 640 horsepower.
Of course, the implementation of newer technology could make this new supercharger package more efficient and that could lead to even higher power figures when this 2015 Ford Mustang GT supercharger package hits the market later this year. In the meantime, check out the video below of the Ford Racing supercharger being tested on the drag strip.