JPC Racing 9 Second Mustang

Just a few years ago building a nine second S197 Mustang was quite an achievement. It usually required a supercharger or  turbocharger running 15+ pounds of boost, and a shot of nitrous didn’t hurt either. Fast forward to today, though, and the new 5.0-liter Coyote V8 has changed everything. Not only can the 2011+ Mustang GT makes tons of power with forced induction, companies like JPC Racing of Millersville, MD has found that it can be pretty potent in naturally aspirated form as well.

Earlier we reported that JPC Racing was the first to make 500 naturally aspirated rwhp with the a 2011 Mustang. Since then they have added an additional 50 rwhp to the Mustang and made a trip out to Maryland International Raceway to see what the car could do at the drag strip. The result is the first naturally aspirated S197 Mustang to net a nine second time slip, although by the slimmest margin with an ET of 9.975 seconds at 137 mph. As proof JPC has uploaded a video of the run complete with exterior and in-car footage, which we’ve posted below as well as a breakdown of modifications done to the car.

Engine

  • 318ci by JPC/RGR
  • JPC/RGR Stage II CNC-ported heads
  • JPC/RGR Custom camshafts
  • Ford Racing Boss Intake
  • JLT Induction
  • L&M Throttle Body
  • Moroso Oil Pan
  • ATI Balancer
  • JPC Racing/cp-e™ Return Style Fuel System
  • JPC Long-tube Headers and X-pipe
  • MSD Two-Step Rev Controller
  • Stock PCM Tuned by Kevin MacDonald
  • 550 RWHP
  • 430 LB-FT Torque

Drivetrain

  • Tremec TKO-600 Pro-Shifted by Liberty Transmissions
  • McLeod RST Clutch, Flywheel, and Pressure Plate
  • Strange 8.8 Spool and 33-spline axles
  • Strange 4.88:1 gears
  • Strange adjustable rear shocks and adjustable coil-over struts
  • JPC Racing one-piece driveshaft
  • QuickTime Bell-housing

Chassis

  • JPC Adjustable Upper Control Arm
  • Metco Lower Control Arms
  • Insane Fabrication 8-point roll-bar
  • BMR tubular K-member and A-arms
  • Flaming River Manual Rack and Pinion
  • Kirkey Racing seats
  • Bogart R/T wheels with Mickey Thompson 28×10.5-inch slicks
  • 3,030 pound race weight

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