American Muscle's 2011 V6 Project is Running 12s!
by Chris Rose
So far, our 2011 V6 has completely transformed from a moderately responsive and dumbed-down V6 slushbox into a hard and fast-shifting beast that not only is good in a straight line, but kept up in a professional road-course environment. We could have called it quits and retired the car very respectably at Stage 3, right? That's just not how we roll at AmericanMuscle... It was time to set this V6 apart from the pack and we wanted 400HP to prove our point! With a little help from our friends at ProCharger, we hit the dyno and the track in 95 degree weather and still managed to put down exactly 400HP. These dyno numbers just weren't enough, so we headed back to Cecil County Dragway in Maryland for the grand finale. Not only were we ready to embarrass some V8's, we were looking good too! Check out the details of Stage 4 after the jump!
ProCharger High Output Intercooled Supercharger (11-12 V6)
BBK Chrome Long Tube Headers (11-12 V6)
Matching BBK Off-Road Shorty X-Pipe (11-12 V6)
Raxiom Black Projector Headlights w/Halo (10-12 All)
Saleen S281 Front Grill (10-12 GT)
Boss/CS Style Lower Front Fascia (10-12 GT)
GT Front Bumper Cover (11-12 GT)
On a cooler day, I have faith this thing would have gone low-12's @ 115 mph or so. Hard to argue with those times, and especially at only 6PSI. The GT front bumper, Boss/CS fascia and Saleen grill are completely justified, as it helps open up the intercooler to as much fresh air as possible. We're glad that you've followed along, and if you're looking for more - we've got further to go!
What do you think of this build? At what point would you stop modding and move to a GT? Head over to the Forums and let us know!