Stage 1: 2012 Mustang GT Project Blackout by AmericanMuscle.com - YouTube
I guess I should introduce you to our new manual 2012 Mustang
GT. We’ve named it Project Blackout
, and if you’ve been following our build on our Facebook page
, you probably know that we’re building it up in 4 Stages, from simple bolt-ons, to the ultimate street Mustang with more horsepower than you’d ever need!
When you’re starting with a 400 horsepower (368 to the tires) 5.0L Mustang, some people forget that this thing is no joke
– even in stock form! We headed to the track, and on stock tires, stock tire pressure
and terrible track prep, we were able to throw down a 13.29 ET. That’s no challenge for us, and we know that similar real-world tests, right off the showroom floor have averaged about 13.0, so that’s what we decided to use as our baseline. Now it was time to mod!
JLT Performance Carbon Fiber CAI and Bama Performance Custom Tuner
JLT Performance Oil Separator
Classic Design Concepts (CDC) Matte Black Chin Spoiler
Black Retro Billet Grilles
We picked up over 55 horsepower and 40 torque
to the ground on our in-house Dynojet 224xLC with only these mods. The dyno results were impressive, but it was the half second gained at the track
while still keeping our stock tires and stock tire pressure that really solidified the importance of a Cold Air Intake & Tune as your first mod!
Project Blackout is looking pretty good, but stay tuned for Stage 2 of our build! What do you think should be our next mods? Comment below and tell us what you think!