If you’re wondering how to make both Ford and Dodge muscle car fans salty, look no further than this Ford Mustang that features a Dodge Demon engine. Built by Florida man Matthew Kesatie, who has no shame in his Hemi-powered Ford Mustang that features a heavily modified version of the 6.2L Hemi V8 found in the since-discontinued Demon. We admire the audacity.
Kesatie had seen his fair share of issues with the 5.0L in his Mustang and concluded that he could construct a one-of-a-kind vehicle he believed could be competitive in modern Hemi drag racing circles. So, he got to work after receiving an “absolutely” from Modern Street Hemi Shootout Series and the series’ Outlaw class organizers when asking if they would allow a Ford Mustang with a Hemi Gen III engine to participate.
Ford Mustang “Demon”: Details
According to Dragzine, Kesatie utilized a factory “BGE” Demon cast-iron block and outfitted it with a factory Demon crankshaft, custom CP pistons, Thitek raised-port aluminum cylinder heads with Inconel valves, Geaheads’ head stud upgrade, stock rocker arms, dual springs, a custom camshaft, and an upgraded rocker arm girdle. Additionally, a Plazmaman billet aluminum intake manifold and ID.2000 injectors deliver the air. A-One R (ethanol) fuel in concert with air-to-air intercooled 7675 turbos and BoostLab billet-wheel tops off the build. Kesatie installed a Holley Dominator EFI-ECU system and Holley digital dash to keep track of the entire system.
Kesatie stated that he nearly won Street Car Takeover in Bradenton, Florida, in February and had a staggering 7.671 quarter mile at 169.23 MPH. However, he ran out of gears at around the 1,000-foot mark and coasted from that point to the finish.
If this 2012 Ford Mustang GT isn’t unique enough, it features a factory Lava Red paint job, which appears as pure black unless placed in the right light. This was a paint option created in a factory in Japan that was struck by a tsunami during the production run. Ford then discontinued the color after producing just a few hundred of them. The red tone is so subtle that Kesatie stated he owned the car for two years before his wife realized it wasn’t black.