Woodbine Motorsports puts the 2015 Mustang EcoBoost to the dyno test
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Woodbine Motorsports
The 2015 Mustang news is coming fast and furious these days, and weâ€™ve been waiting to see some production-car chassis dyno numbers on the EcoBoost version. Well, the folks at Woodbine Motorsports recently picked one up and strapped it down to the companyâ€™s in-house Dynojet. If youâ€™ve been curious too, we think youâ€™ll be impressed by the numbers.
â€œThis is a very solid and well built car. It handles great and runs very strong for a 2.3 four-cylinder,â€ Joseph Jones of Woodbine Motorsports said. â€œIt has huge brakes front and rear and the suspension is something to be admired. You can tell they put a lot of thought into this next-generation car.â€
With a scant 60 miles on the clock, this car wasnâ€™t even close to broken in. However, with 93-octane in the tank, the six-speed manual car put down some solid numbers on the stock calibration. Check it outâ€¦
â€œI think with a simple tune and exhaust modifications this Ecoboost will be a great daily driver, weekend drag car, and road course toy,â€ Joseph explained. â€œItâ€™s very capable right out of the box especially with the Performance Package added.â€
Considering that the factory flywheel ratings are 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque, these are really solid rear-wheel numbers. Now, weâ€™d love to see what one thatâ€™s broken-in dynos at, but this EcoBoost Mustang isnâ€™t likely to stay stock long enough for a true comparison.
â€œThe immediate future holds getting some baseline stock quarter-mile times this weekend (weather permitting) and then showcasing what it can do at the following weekendâ€™s Ford Fever Classic at MIR in Southern Maryland. The car will be on display and racing and hopefully by then we will have some solid tunes on the car to try and best the 12.56 at 109 mark Ford Racing set earlier,â€ Joseph added. â€œFurther down the road and over the winter we will develop our tuning further along with other parts we believe would help the performance of the car, such finding the right combination of wheels and tires for drag racing, suspension upgrades and working with Ford Racing to test the products they are coming out with. We will also be taking this car apart to get familiar with its working systems and to perfect the installation of products such as rear gears.â€
In its baseline outing at the drag strip on October 8, 2014, Joseph ran the car to a 13.80 at 107 mph…
6 thoughts on “News: 2015 Mustang EcoBoost Dyno”
The torque comes in quick and stays strong throughout the pull!
That’s EcoBoost for ya, Willie2!
Numbers are pretty good. Maybe the 2.3t is slightly under rated by the factory since I suspect one that is broken in will put up a little more. This thing is only a few bolt ons and a tune away from making 300whp.
I expect over 300rwhp with a tune alone.
Wish we could’ve heard the exhaust note.
There really is none.
The car is incredibly quiet, most likely why Ford pumps in engine sounds via the speakers.
The car has since gone to the track and ran a best of [email protected] with a 2.1 60ft.
We have strapped a set of Mickeys on 19″ wheels for this weekends track action and it looks like Sunday might be the only good weather day for us to get out so stay tuned for results.