Friday, May 24, 2024

The 2024 Ford Mustang GT: A Beast on the Dyno with Nearly 800 HP

In a remarkable display of power, the 2024 Ford Mustang GT has shattered expectations on the dyno, achieving a staggering nearly 800 wheel horsepower, courtesy of its advanced Whipple supercharger. This enhancement underscores Ford’s commitment to leading the muscle car market with exceptional performance upgrades.

Ken Bjonnes of Palm Beach Dyno recently put the 2024 Ford Mustang GT through its paces on a Dynojet, revealing awe-inspiring results. Initially, the Mustang GT comes with a potent 480 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. With a premium exhaust system, this figure slightly increases to 486 horsepower. This configuration strategically outpaces the 485-hp HEMI 392 engine, showcasing Ford’s competitive edge.

Following the installation of a 3.0-liter Whipple supercharger, valued at $9,295.99, the Mustang’s capabilities dramatically increased. The supercharger promises up to 810 horsepower when fueled by 93 octane. After fine-tuning with the Whipple Tomahawk flash tool and adjusting the pulley from 3.8 to 3.75 inches, the vehicle’s power surged to 795.93 horsepower at a roaring 7,740 RPM, with torque peaking at 620.51 pound-feet.

Despite these impressive figures, further enhancements are possible, pending a clutch upgrade to handle the increased power. The S650-generation Mustang continues with the Getrag MT-82 transmission for the GT model, distinct from the Tremec used in the Dark Horse variant.

For enthusiasts eyeing the V8-powered Mustang, especially the higher-end Dark Horse with a manual gearbox, it’s crucial to note the RPM limitation set at 7,250. However, the automatic version allows the engine to extend up to 7,500 RPM.

Ford’s upcoming models promise even greater advancements. The 2025 Mustang GTD, expected to rival top sports cars at the Nurburgring, will incorporate a dual-clutch transaxle and a sophisticated rear suspension system but will sacrifice trunk space for performance gains. Following closely will be the highly anticipated new Shelby GT500 for the 2026 model year, rumored to include the formidable 800-plus-horsepower Predator V8 engine, now possibly featuring dual air inlets.

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