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UPDATED WITH MORE VIDEO!!!

Check it out guys, we just got back from a long day down at Cecil County Dragway in Maryland. We brought down quite a few company cars (2011 GT, 2011 V6, 2011 GT500, 2006 GT, 2003 Mach 1) and I promise you'll see all of the results very shortly.

For now I want to focus on our 2011 Automatic Mustang GT project car. You've probably seen the car before. We picked it up back in May/June and took it to the track for some baseline runs to see what it could do. You might have seen this video, if so - feel free to skip ahead to the good stuff!!!

YouTube - AmericanMuscle Test Runs Stock 2011 Ford Mustang GT

So that wasn't going to be enough for us. We slapped on a CAI/Gears/Off-Road X-Pipe and let our Bama team go to town. We were featured in the December issue of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords - where we chalked up a 12.08 Pass. A few days later, back to the track with some calibration changes and ran an 11.90 @ 118.49 MPH!

YouTube - AmericanMuscle's 2011 Mustang GT 5.0L 4V Runs 11.90 @ 118MPH

Keep in mind, we did this on heavy 18x9" Bullitt wheels and Nitto NT05R tires on the back. While we were pretty thrilled with the results, we had some things we wanted to try today at the track. First, was a new calibration tweak that Mike Wilson and myself implemented a little while back, and have had huge customer response. We finally got a chance to try it out. The same car - the same track - slightly colder - ran 11.80, and finally the best of 11.76 @ 119.45 MPH today! Still using the heavy 18" Bullitt wheel/tire combination.

YouTube - AmericanMuscle 2011 Mustang GT 5.0L 4V Runs 11.76 @ 119 MPH



Well, as cool as that was - we had to see what the car could do with some different wheels/tires. We threw on some Racestar wheels with Mickey's in the back and M&H's on the skinny fronts.



We wanted to make one more N/A pass to learn the characteristics of these tires. With a very soft launch, the car found its way down the track in 11.68 seconds @ 120.08 MPH!



Alright - enough of the teasing. Let's get the nitrous ready-to-go! We dyno tested the nitrous the previous night to make sure all was well. Picked up over 90RWHP and over 150RWTQ through our Nitrous Express Wet 100 Shot. We had the 10-second barrier in our crosshairs, and sure enough - the next pass made our trip worth it.



10.93 @ 125MPH - Not bad for our first Nitrous pass with the car! With a few more calibration tricks, we're confident that this setup should get us in the ballpark of 10.8 or even 10.7!

Stay tuned for video/pics galore! You can also follow the AmericanMuscle Facebook page for future live-feed days like today!
 

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What mods do you want to see us do next?

We're currently running stock trans/converter and only 100 shot. So far, the feedback has been to turn the shot up to 150 shot, and put in a converter. We're thinking this would be 10.50ish, maybe a little faster.
 

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I say keep it at 100 shot and tune the suspension. Go too far overboard and you will detach from the normal GT owners. I like 8 second cars as much as the next guy but at that point the car has nothing in common with mine. I say get the suspension sorted out and then hit it with 150 shot and a streetable converter.
 

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I would want to see what the car would do with a quality torque converter and more juice...
 

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More nitrous! Then add a blower...but don't take off the nitrous.
 

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I would want to see what the car would do with a quality torque converter and more juice...
I'm with this guy. Quality converter in the 3600 rpm range, up the shot to 150, see what that does. You're already 60' in the 1.5's, so unless the new found power just can't be put to the ground I'd hold off on a lot of suspension work.
 

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Thumbs up Chris! You guys have that car really moving. Hitting 120mph in NA trim is no slouch either. Definitely looking forward to seeing how much mroe you can get out of it without making it an all out race car.
 

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Thanks! We'll be back at the track again probably this weekend. Not too many more opportunities before we have to start heading south!
 

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I'm with this guy. Quality converter in the 3600 rpm range, up the shot to 150, see what that does. You're already 60' in the 1.5's, so unless the new found power just can't be put to the ground I'd hold off on a lot of suspension work.
That is a good point.
 

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Great job Chris !
Man, I really want one of those new Mustangs.
 

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You guys hitting 10s with just a 100-125 shot are going to get me in trouble..I think I know my next purchase!
 
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