2015 Ford Mustang Fitted with Whipple SuperchargerBy: Mike Fossum - March 31, 2014
The sixth-generation 2015 Ford Mustang is set for sale in November, and Whipple Superchargers has already engineered a 700-horsepower engine upgrade for the iconic muscle car. The swift development of the new supercharger has likely been facilitated due to the 2015 Mustang GT sharing the same 5.0-liter V8 as the 2014 model.
Ford has said its latest Mustang GT will have about 420 horsepower straight off the assembly line, meaning that Whipple’s supercharger will add around another 280. Whipple claims that its upgrade has a “discharge down” design, which allows for more power at lower boost levels and a comparatively flat torque curve. The modification was also designed to be quite efficient, consuming less horsepower while cruising.
Whipple’s upgrade was designed to be relatively easy to install, requiring very little modification to the factory engine. It’s composed of a 2.9-liter twin-screw supercharger, and Whipple claims that it has 99 percent volumetric efficiency, coupled with an air-to-water intercooler, high-flow fuel injectors and a high flow intake and exhaust system.
Here’s a fifth-generation Mustang GT fitted with a Whipple supercharger in action:
Whipple has said that it’s working on further modifications to their new supercharger, and are also developing a new cold air intake and throttle body upgrades for the 2015 Mustang. It’s been rumored that Ford is also working on its own supercharged version its latest pony car.
The 2015 Ford Mustang:
Changes to the sixth-generation muscle car include a body that’s been widened by 1.5 inches and lowered by 1.4 inches, a trapezoidal grille and a 2.75-inch lower decklid. New color options will also be offered, along with three engine options – A 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, a 3.7-liter 305 hp V6 or a 5.0-liter Coyote V8, with the choice of either a Getrag six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
The 2015 Mustang will likewise feature a new independent rear suspension (IRS) system, designed specifically for the sixth-generation model.
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