This thing is properly quick.
We all know that supercharging is super cool. It can turn a Chevy Silverado into a 600-horsepower beast, it's made the Shelby GT500 insanely fast, and it's the reason that cars like the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon can be so brutal. Adding a supercharger to a regular Mustang GT can also yield some pretty impressive results, and of course, it makes the car sound even better. Thanks to the video below, we get to both see astonishing acceleration times and hear an addictive cacophony emanating from the engine bay of one such Mustang. What results are we talking about? A ludicrous 9.7 seconds on the quarter-mile.
The exact time achieved here is 9.76 seconds with an exit trap speed of 146.73 mph. Although we don't have any details on this car's output, it obviously makes a lot more power than the standard Mustang GT's 460 hp. This comes courtesy of a 3.0-liter Whipple supercharger with a 3.25 pulley. Supporting modifications listed here include a return-style fuel system, aftermarket headers, 1050x injectors, and a Palm Beach dyno tune.
The car was built by RareFab and also comprises Steeda suspension to minimize excessive squatting off the line. Naturally, a time like this would be impossible without some sticky rubber, so a pair of Hoosier slicks are fitted to the rear wheels.
We'd love to find out what the exact output here is and if there are any changes to the transmission or other suspension components, but it's seriously impressive that the Mustang GT's 5.0-liter Coyote V8 is so capable with relatively minor upgrades. Just goes to show that you don't need to get the latest and greatest iteration of any particular car to achieve awesome results at the drag strip. All you need is some patience, a bit of free cash, and the vision to see your project through. You too could see your 2018 Mustang GT drop a couple of seconds off its stock quarter-mile time.