Lund Racing custom-tunes Lethal Performanceâ€™s Whipple-blown GT
By Steve Turner
More power is never enough, and too much power is just right. That might just be the motto of any modern Mustang enthusiast, but itâ€™s definitely the credo of our friends at Lethal Performance. When we last hit the dyno at Power by the Hour with the companyâ€™s 2015 Mustang GT project car, it had just received one of the first Whipple Superchargersâ€™ 2.9-liter supercharger kits for the latest Mustang GT.
With the new supercharger pushing 11 psi and the Whipple-supplied calibration in the TriCor PCM, the Lethal GT put down 700.51 horsepower and 521.85 lb-ft of torque. Compared it the baseline of 434.56 horsepower and 403.85 lb-ft of torque, the blower tacked on peak-to-peak gains of 265.89 horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque.
Since that time, the Lethal camp turned the supercharged S550 over to the tuning gurus at Lund Racing. They were charged with squeezing even more performance out of the combo. Keep in mind this is a stock engine with bolt-on mods and a supercharger kit, so longevity means tuning a good fuel are critical.
Running VP MS109 fuel, the car laid down stout rear-wheel results of 805 horsepower and 618 lb-ft of torque on 14 pounds of boost. You can watch the dyno run right hereâ€¦
The results are definitely impressive, but this is just the beginning for the Lethal 2015 Mustang GT. The company has plans for more boost and, eventually, a built engine to support huge power, so we canâ€™t wait to see the outer limits of the S550 platform.