Evolution Performance, one of the primer Shelby GT500 builders for street and strip, recently posted some impressive video and information about one of their customers cars. The black GT500 is street legal and recently made a best pass of 9.32 et @ 148 mph. While many Mustang enthusiasts thought the GT500 engine might be suspect to breakage after adding more power, Evolution has proven the engine is quite capable of more boost. While the engine has not knocked the 2003-2004 “Terminator” engine off many Mustang builders wish list, it's making waves with the displacement advantage.

For more information on Evolution Performance visit their website.

Their customer wanted a 9 second street car with the emphasis placed on streetability. The GT500 features the factory 5.4 Liter Romeo built engine topped off with a 2.8 Kenne Bell/Evolution "Competition" Supercharger Kit. The pulley combination consists of 2.75" Upper with a 10% Overdrive Pulley, which makes about 23.5lbs of boost. Handling the duties downwind of the heads is a set of American Racing 1 7/8 Longtube Headers with a 3" collector, Off-Road X-Pipe and Borla Catback Exhaust. The car also ran VP C16 Race Fuel during the passes.

The transmission is a Chevy (Cough Cough) TH400 with a Manual Reverse Valve Body and no transbrake. The converter is a Evolution Spec 10.5" Convertor they have been testing for the past 9 months in both footbrake and transbrake applications.

To keep the car streetable, Evolution designed a 100% Street Suspension made up of their Ultimate Lowering Suspension Kit and Ford Racing Front and Rear Sway Bars.

Photo Credit: Evolution Performance

The 9 second GT500 rear end features Evolution’s new Ford 9" housing with custom lower control arm drop brackets built onto the housing. Evolution moved the shock brackets inward to provide additional tire clearance and factory rear sway bar. The center section is a Moser Nodular unit with 35 Spline Heat Treated Axles and a WaveTrac Differential. 3.70 gears were chosen for this street-strip application do to it's power and tire size. For Safety, the car has a Bolt-In Powdercoated 6-Point Roll Bar with Dual Swing Out Arms.

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