Want an 800hp Mustang? Ford’s got you covered with its new supercharger
A new bolt-on kit gives the seventh-gen Mustang mad power
Fab as the new Mustang GT is with its 480hp free-breathing V8, Ford knows some of its customers only care about big power numbers. So for them, the company created a new supercharger kit that massively increases the V8’s output. Like, to the tune of 800hp. Holy moly.
Available through Ford’s performance parts catalog, this add-on includes a 3.0-liter Whipple supercharger and all the necessary parts needed to make it perform properly – things like high-flow fuel injectors, a huge heat exchanger, dual air intakes and intercoolers, and more. The whole get-up includes a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty, and it even passes 50-state emissions requirements, too.
More good news: Ford says you can install the supercharger kit on the V8 engine regardless of transmission, so 800hp can be yours no matter if your Mustang has the six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic gearbox. This upgrade won’t work with the 500hp Mustang Dark Horse, however, but don’t worry, Ford says a supercharger kit specifically made for this model will be available in the not-too-distant future.
The 800hp supercharger upgrade makes its public debut at the SEMA show in Las Vegas this week, but you’ll have to wait a few more months before forking over the cash to get one yourself. How much does it cost? No idea. But considering similar supercharger upgrades cost upwards of $10,000 to $15,000, expect this one to run you about the same. Ford will announce final pricing next year.
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