S550 Mustang Goes Airborne While Ripping 7-second Passes
Lund Racing reaches ‘new heights’ with its 1,400-horsepower, 3,750-pound, twin-turbo Mustang.
By now, we’re all very familiar with what the modern day Coyote-powered Mustang is capable of. These motors respond incredibly well to simple bolt-on mods, of course. But they’re also capable of handling some pretty impressive levels of boost despite packing a factory compression ratio of 12:1.
Mostly thanks to the magic of computers, of course. But the folks at Lund Racing are pushing the limits of the S550 Mustang to the extreme with their twin-turbo drag car. On this recent pass captured by YouTuber TalonTSi97 Videos at Maple Grove Raceway, Lund’s Mustang launches more like a funny car than a street car.
Their tester is far from stock, of course. With 1,400 horsepower at the crank, they decided to go with a 6R80 transmission in lieu of the 10R80 or MT82. And this glorious thing obviously packs a lot of suspension mods to ensure that IRS rear hooks like it should. And oh boy, does it ever hook.
On its first pass, the insanely boosted Mustang rips the front wheels off the ground on its way to a 1.21-second 60 foot and a ridiculous 7.78-second 1/4 mile at 177 mph. They even manage to better their 60-foot run, ripping off a 1.18-second run shortly thereafter. In a 3,750 pound car, no less.
It’s a truly amazing feat, indeed. But Lund is one of a handful of companies doing amazing things with the S550 Mustang. Still, it’s truly an exciting time to be a fan of the platform, that’s for sure. And we can’t wait to see just how far these Coyotes can go before they finally reach their limit.