Chris Cruz's 2011 Ford Mustang

You might recognized the 2011 Ford Mustang pictured here, as it won 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords ‘King of the Street’ competition for 2011. Owned by Chris Cruz and built by Evolution Performance, the Mustang puts out more horsepower than just about anything on the street and is capable of laying down incredibly quick times at the drag strip. At the time of the competition, Cruz’s Mustang was producing a little over 800 rwhp, good enough for a high 9 second time slip. Since then, though, the guys over at Evolution Performance have turned up the wick and the car is now putting out a touch over 1,000 rwhp and 1,070 lb-ft torque thanks to a fully built engine and 24 pounds of boost coming from a Whipple 4.0-liter supercharger.

So how does Cruz’s Mustang perform at the drag strip now? Evolution Performance recently took the car out to Maryland International Raceway to find out, and the result is the second fastest 2011+ Mustang 5.0 in the country. The fastest? Another 2011 Mustang built by Evolution Performance, of course. Cruz’s Mustang started out the day with a 9.38 pass, and the times kept dropping from there – 9.31, 9.21, 9.18, 9.01 and finally an 8.99. Amazingly, all of the passes were done using the Mustang’s stock 6-speed automatic transmission.

You can see a video with a dyno run and all of the quarter mile runs as well as a full list of modifications done to the car below.

Chris Cruz’s 2011 Ford Mustang:

  • L&M Engines Built 302 CID 5.0L 4V Diamond Pistons, Manley Pro Series I-Beam Rods, TSS Billet Oil Pump Gears, ARP Main and Head Studs (Stock Production Heads and Cams)
  • Factory 6R80 6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Circle D Transmission Upgrades (Exedy Stage 2 Clutches)
  • Circle D Specialties Pro Series Billet Torque Converter
  • 4.0L Whipple “Crusher” Twin Screw Supercharger @ 24lbs of Boost
  • Ford Racing 10-Rib Upgrade
  • ATI 20% Overdrive Damper
  • RJ Machine 10-Rib Supercharger Pulley
  • 205lb Fuel Injectors
  • Return Fuel System
  • Ford Racing Super Mono Blade Throttle Body
  • JLT Performance “Super Big Air” 142mm Cold Air Intake
  • JLT Performance Billet Oil Separators
  • Afco Dual Pass Heat Exchanger with Fans
  • American Racing 1 7/8 Longtube Headers with 3.5″ Collector and Off-Road X-Pipe
  • Dyno 3″ Bullet Catback Exhaust System
  • Steeda Upper Control Arm and Mount
  • Steeda Billet Lower Control Arms
  • Steeda Tubular Radiator Support
  • Evolution Adjustable Panhard Bar and Brace
  • Black Weld RT-S Wheels with Mickey Thompson ET Drag Slicks
  • Cervini’s 4″ Cowl Hood
  • E85 Pump Gas
  • Custom Dyno Tuned By Jon Lund of Lund Racing

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