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Power Tripping

John Urist picked up a GT in Kentucky, drove it to New Mexico, dyno tested it, and took it apart

By Steve Turner
Photos by courtesy of Hellion Power Systems

So, you are in the midst of fending off one of the most competitive Street Outlaw fields in recent memory on your way to securing a record ninth NMRA championship. You would think that would be enough to contend with. However, if you know Hellion Power Systems’ hyperkinetic main man, John Urist, you know the boost and volume are always at 11.

John Urist and his wife Melissa traveled over 18 hours and 1,264 miles from Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Hellion Power Systems headquarters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in this 2015 Mustang GT Premium with an automatic trans.
John Urist and his wife Melissa traveled over 18 hours and 1,264 miles from Bowling Green, Kentucky, to Hellion Power Systems headquarters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in this 2015 Mustang GT Premium with an automatic trans.

While he was contending with the pressures of closing out a championship, John also negotiated a deal on a 2015 Mustang with Dempewolf Ford in Henderson, Kentucky. With the deal struck, Dempewolf’s Brent Carver drove through the night to deliver the car to John at the World Finals in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

“We had ordered one in Albuquerque, but nothing had shown up before Bowling Green. Then as we were in the staging lanes, a good friend, Brent Carver, mentioned his dealership just got its 2015 the day before,” John said from the road. “We said we would take it, and he drove 100 miles and picked it up Sunday morning! Missy and I are driving it home as we speak! Teardown starts tomorrow, and we are going to engineer either a single- or twin-turbo system in time for this year’s SEMA show. Stay tuned for details!”

The goal of this journey was simple. John immediately started taking the new GT apart to develop a new turbo kit in time for the SEMA show.
The goal of this journey was simple. John immediately started taking the new GT apart to develop a new turbo kit in time for the SEMA show.

Now, with his race program to contend with, he didn’t have time to run the car down the track like SCT did, but the Hellion 2015 did garner plenty of attention holding court in the Nitto Tire display at the track. However, once the race was in the books, John and his wife Melissa loaded up in the Premium GT and headed West, which is when we caught up with him.

“The car is awesome,” John said of the trip. “My wife and I enjoyed the drive and the amazing attention it received. We chatted with some folks that couldn’t believe how nice the car looks, and they were not Mustang people, but they like this one!”

Before tearing into the car, John did make a stop off at The Dyno Edge to baseline the car. It put down 370 horsepower to the rear wheels. That is stout for a stock automatic, and we have to think the cross-country trip broke it in a bit.
Before tearing into the car, John did make a stop off at The Dyno Edge to baseline the car. It put down 370 horsepower to the rear wheels. That is stout for a stock automatic, and we have to think the cross-country trip broke it in a bit.

The reason he is taking the car apart so quickly is because of that critical deadline on the calendar—the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, early next month. John is determined to have the kit designed, built, and on the car at the show. Knowing him, we have no doubt he will pull it off.

“This is one of the first 2015 Mustangs purchased, and it will be one of the first taken apart,” John said.

Of course, John already baselined the car at The Dyno Edge, and after the SEMA Show he and Blow-By Racing dialed in the combo and made huge power…

Normally, John drives the Hellion big rig across the country, hauling championship race cars behind him. However, when the opportunity to pick up this car from Dempewolf Ford arose, he couldn’t pass it up.
Normally, John drives the Hellion big rig across the country, hauling championship race cars behind him. However, when the opportunity to pick up this car from Dempewolf Ford arose, he couldn’t pass it up.
Hellion Power Systems showed off it’s all new twin-turbo system for the 2015 Mustang GT. The kit is said to push the new-school Coyote to over 750 rear-wheel horsepower, and Hellion’s main man John Urist says it’s an easier install than the S197 Coyote system.
Hellion Power Systems showed off it’s all new twin-turbo system for the 2015 Mustang GT at The SEMA Show. At that time it pushed the new-school Coyote to over 750 rear-wheel horsepower, and Hellion’s main man John Urist says it’s an easier install than the S197 Coyote system. However, after SEMA Blow-By Racing dialed in the tune and it made a whopping 949 rear-wheel horsepower.

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8 thoughts on “News: 2015 Hellion Mustang”

  1. [email protected] says:

    Nice! :thumbsup:

  2. [email protected] says:

    that didn’t take long.

  3. [email protected] says:

    that didn’t take long.

    I agree and wouldn’t think of it any other way. LOL

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