If you’ve ever thought the screaming 5.2L VooDoo V8 engine in the S550 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 was a little bit weak, then there’s an Indiana tuner who is itching to take your Mustang and give it a serious bump in performance.
Fathouse Performance in Martinsville, IN, specialized in putting an insane amount of horsepower into GT350 Mustangs, and one of their latest builds has almost 1,000 horsepower at the tires.
It’s called the 1000R, and Fathouse says it’s one of the most popular Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 packages that it offers. That’s probably because it makes 980 wheel horsepower and 692 lb-ft of torque on e85, which is pretty damn serious. On 93 octane, the 1000R still manages a stout 806 wheel and 677 lb-ft torque.
In order to extract every last horse out of the pony car, Fathouse twin turbocharges the engine, of course! To support the boost, The V8 has been completely rebuilt with billet rods, forged pistons, block supports, billet oil pump and crank sprocket, as well as an upgraded valvetrain. Everything is controlled by a MoTeC computer management system, and to top it all off, the engine breathes through a gorgeous stainless steel exhaust system.
Amazingly, all that power is sent through a Tremec TR-3160 Stage 2 manual transmission to the rear wheels, via a carbon fiber driveshaft, no less. Also, it sounds completely insane on the dyno.
The 1,000 hp Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 upgrade costs $69,999 as a turnkey package.
If the 1000R isn’t enough for you, the tuner also offers the 1200R and the 1400R, which have 1,200 and 1,400 horsepower respectively. These guys must really hate tires, but if you have a bit more sympathy for rubber, 800R and 600R models are also available.
“All of these features paired with 950+ whp make the 1000R one heck of a street car!” the company said in a forum post.
We want to know what kind of streets there are in Indiana, we’re guessing they’re pretty long and fairly straight.
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