There is no doubt that automakers are currently engaged in a war over horsepower figures and bragging rights. This is particularly true when it comes to American muscle cars, with models like the Mustang Shelby GT500 and Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat offering up well over 700 horsepower. If horsepower is your thing but you can’t quite afford to purchase one of those super muscle cars, Lebanon Ford in Cincinnati, Ohio has just the 2020 Ford Mustang GT for you.
This Ohio dealership is no stranger to the automotive press, known for their insanely powerful dealer-built Ford Mustangs. Not to be upstaged by their franchisor, Lebanon Ford has just unveiled its 1,000 horsepower package for the 2020 Ford Mustang known as Project M. While you’d have to pay Ford $73,995 for the 760 horsepower Mustang Shelby GT500, the Project M will only set you back $54,995. That price even undercuts that of the base model Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, which starts at $58,995 for the 2020 model year.
The Project M starts life as a rather spartan 300a spec Mustang GT with the Level 1 Performance Pack equipped. From there, buyers have the choice to spec either a Whipple 3.0 Gen 5 supercharger or D1X Procharger to supply the extra oxygen needed to produce the four digit power figure. Depending on your choice of forced induction, Lebanon Ford adds a massive list of other go fast parts to ensure the Project M is able to handle all that power.
While the Project M comes standard with Ford’s drag-racing friendly 10-speed automatic transmission, buyers can choose to spec the car with manual transmission. Choosing to row the gears yourself might slow you down at the strip, but it will save you some money. The Project M with a manual transmission starts at $49,995, which is an insane bargain.
This 1,000 crank-horsepower 2020 Mustang GT doesn’t come without any headaches however. In order to reach that power level, the Project M is fitted with an E85 fuel system, though a 93 octane set-up is available as well if you’re okay with a little less power. Perhaps the most challenging part of this dealer-built monster is the fact that Lebanon Ford will not be offering a warranty for the Project M. The dealership says that if this is a problem, you can check out a number of their other 700+ horsepower packages that do include a warranty. It’s a great time to be alive folks.