Meet the World's Fastest 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost
While the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost being built by American Muscle is being improved upon while preserving its creature comforts, this turbocharged 4-cylinder 2015 Mustang is owned by someone who is putting fast before everything else. This EcoBoost Mustang is owned by Brad Gusler and with the help of Watson Racing, SCT and Race Star wheels, this fuel efficient package has been converted into a full blown race car. As a result of these changes, this 4-cylinder Mustang is able to blast down the quarter mile in the mid 11 second range with a drivetrain that is largely factory-stock. According to Ford Racing Nation, Gusler’s Mustang is the fastest EcoBoost model in the world in terms of quarter mile capabilities.
Building the World’s Fastest EcoBoost Mustang
It should be noted that the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost in the video below is nothing like the turbo-4 Mustang that we featured recently from American Muscle and Bama Performance. Brad Gusler’s Mustang EcoBoost has been completely stripped of everything that isn’t 100% necessary to get down the quarter mile as quickly as possible. The entire heating/air conditioning system has been removed, as has the sound system, the airbags, the rear seat, the sound insulation and the rest of the nonfunctional interior items. Watson Racing than added a 6-point roll cage, a lightweight tubular k-member, a tubular front bumper system, Strange front and rear suspension, lightweight Aerospace front and rear brakes, 3.73 gears, Ford Racing half shafts, IRS bushings, a Cobra Jet fuel cell and a Cobra Jet intercooler tank.
Next up, a Precision Turbochargers 55mm turbo has been swapped in place of the original with a JPC intake helping to feed this hungry snail while an air to water intercooler helps to get intake air temps down. Everything else in the engine and transmission is factory stock, but with a good tune, this monster turbo setup allowed the EcoBoost Mustang to make 353 rear wheel horsepower.
Finally, a set of Race Star wheels wrapped in skinny tires up front and big sticky tires out back help this EcoBoost Mustang get down the track as quickly and as smoothly as possible.
The World’s Fastest EcoBoost Mustang
Thanks to the massive weight reduction, the chassis and suspension upgrades and the big turbo, this 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost blasts down the quarter mile in 11.77 seconds, which Ford Racing Nation claims is the fastest quarter mile time for a new EcoBoost Mustang thus far. Mind you, he hasn’t changed any other components of the engine or the automatic transmission, so there is a ton of potential left in this turbocharged Mustang.
And to think…some of the know-it-all commenters insisted that no one is going to bother to modify the 4-cylinder Mustang. Wrong again, fellas.
Source: Ford Racing Nation