Lethal Performance releases video of its record-setting Shelby run
By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Lethal Performance
Fans of the Shelby GT350 are no doubt interested in learning how much more Ford Performance’s top-of-the-line Mustang can do. Regular readers know that the crew at Lethal Performance jumped into this new platform with both feet by increasing its performance and testing it on the race track, as evidenced by the company’s latest video.
Those that have followed the saga of the latest Lethal Performance project know that the company left Weikert Ford in Lake Wales, Florida, in a cloud of smoke and headed right to the dyno at Power by the Hour in Boynton Beach, Florida. With the addition of a JLT Performance cold-air intake, Lethal Performance cat-deletes, Lund Racing tuning and E85 fuel, this car put down an impressive 500 horsepower at the rear-wheels.
Team Lethal followed that up by having the PBH team install a Nitrous Express nitrous kit, while Lund Racing dialed in a nitrous-friendly calibration. To put down that power, they also installed a set of Mickey Thompson ET Street drag radials and headed out to the drag strip at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida.
Despite fighting some clutch issues, it was there that driver Jeremy Martorella banged gears in the Tremec 3160 to run the first 10-second pass in a modern Shelby GT350. Now thanks to a new video from Lethal Performance, you can relive that moment as if you were there…
To discuss the video, and see more about the clutch issues, you can join the discussion over on our forum. Of course, if you want the full details on the car’s mods and rear-wheel output, make sure you refer back to our previous story on the car.
As you might expect, there is more still to come from this car. The next upgrade for this GT350 is a Whipple supercharger in matching Avalanche Gray. We can only imagine how the Flat-Plane-Crank Voodoo 5.2 will respond to twin-screw boost, so stay tuned!