Video: Bama Performance 2015 Mustang

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Bama Performance updates its 9-second S550 with a new supercharger kit

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Bama Performance

If you have been following the saga of Bama Performance’s 2015 Mustang project car, you know that this ebony machine laid down the quarter-mile law as the first 9-second S550. After shedding unnecessary weight, the car was equipped with nitrous, induction, and exhaust mods. These upgrades and the driving of Justin Burcham added up to a record-setting 9.91 quarter-mile e.t.

With Justin Burcham of Justin’s Performance Center behind the wheel, the Bama Performance 2015 Mustang clicked off an eighth-mile pass of 6.37 @ 114.8 mph. When they finally get it out on a quarter mile, the car should run quicker than it did on nitrous.
With Justin Burcham of Justin’s Performance Center behind the wheel, the Bama Performance 2015 Mustang clicked off an eighth-mile pass of 6.37 @ 114.8 mph. When they finally get it out on a quarter mile, the car should run quicker than it did on nitrous.

Not wanting to rest on its laurels, this division of American Muscle has been hard at work developing its own supercharger kit based on the new front-feed Whipple 2.9-liter unit. Bama’s kit will round out the Whipple Superchargers system with the necessary support for the kind of performance you will see below, including fuel injectors, spark plugs, a fuel pump voltage booster, and the necessary calibration of the TriCor PCM.

To see how its new combination would fare on the drag strip, the company found an eighth-mile track in North Carolina that was open in the winter. It’s a bit cold in the Northeast for drag strip runs lately, so the short-sprint would serve as preview for the blower setup’s quarter-mile potential. That preview went well, as you can see here…

With the supercharger churning out 11 pounds of boost and Justin rowing the gears, the Bama Performance 2015 Mustang clicked off a solid eight-mile pass of 6.37 at 114.8 mph. Clearly, this is just the beginning for this record-setting car and its new combo, so it should be fun to see where it goes from here. If you want to follow the build, check out the Bama project car’s progression here.

Running 11 pounds of boost, the new Bama Performance supercharger kit based on Whipple’s vaunted 2.9-liter supercharger generated 687 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.
Running 11 pounds of boost, the new Bama Performance supercharger kit—based on Whipple’s vaunted 2.9-liter supercharger—generated 687 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.
The Bama Performance 2015 Mustang ran well at the eighth mile, so we can’t wait to see what it will do on a quarter mile.
The Bama Performance 2015 Mustang ran well at the eighth mile, so we can’t wait to see what it will do on a quarter mile.

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  1. [email protected] says:

    Nice Job AM! Those breathers are hideous, needs a set of these! http://www.teamjdm.com/2011-2015-mustang-gt-boss-coyote-engine-breather-kit-by-jdm/

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