Ramping up Lethal Performance’s new project with a Nitrous Express kit
By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Lethal Performance
When we last left the Lethal Performance 2015 Mustang GT, the car had made some great strides with just a JLT cold-air intake and a Lund Racing custom tune. The plan was to start where most enthusiasts do and then quickly ramp things up Lethal-style.
With the first round of mods completed, Lethal decided the next step would be installing a Nitrous Express high-output Coyote nitrous system. Designed for the 2011-2014 Mustangs, the kit is a carryover fitment for the 5.0-liter engine in the 2015 Mustang GT. This system includes NX’s signature, carbon-look Lightning solenoids, a billet aluminum nitrous plate, a bottle with a Lightning 45 bottle valve, bottle brackets, and all the necessary lines and wires to install the kit. Being the high-output version, it can be jetted for shots anywhere from 50 to 250 horsepower.
We were on hand at Power by the Hour in Boynton Beach, Florida, to see the kit installed and augmented with one of JMS Chip & Performance’s Progressive Nitrous Controllers. With the new hardware on board and a fresh Lund Racing custom tune, courtesy of Ken Bjonnes, the stage was set for big power gains.
“We’re super happy with the results we got from the Nitrous Express High Output Plate Kit. Those guys make a real nice kit and it makes a ton of power too,” Jared Rosen at Lethal Performance explained. “It’s crazy to be able to just bolt one of the NX kits on the car and pick up over 134 horsepower and almost 207 lb-ft of torque at the wheels.”
When the nitrous hits, you can see the car respond. Watch for yourself in this video:
Now that the Lethal GT is spurred on by the extra urgency of nitrous, the car will soon hit the drag strip for some testing. Before the first round of testing it will get some driveline upgrades, because Team Lethal is just getting warmed up with this build.
“The next steps of our build will be to beef up the rearend with some Driveshaft Shop axles, a Driveshaft Shop driveshaft, a full American Racing Headers exhaust, and a big ol’ front-feed, 2.9-liter Whipple Supercharger kit. Of course all of the supporting mods such as a fuel system, injectors, clutch and flywheel will be part of the equation.”
If that list of upgrades piqued your interest, be sure to point your browser to this page regularly, as we’ll be documenting the full build right here on SVTP.