Stock Block Shock
Anthony Santora built a shockingly powerful S550 with ProCharger boost
By Steve Turner
Photos by Jake Peters Photography and courtesy of Anthony Santora
We know that Ford engineers are focused on creating cars that hit a performance target, handle well, remain quiet and stay within budget. Building a factory performance car like the Mustang is a huge challenge. And, working under that pressure must develop a cautious nature.
While working on a voluminous story about the then-forthcoming Coyote engine, we can still vividly remember engineers saying this engine was already tuned for maximum performance and it wouldn’t withstand boost. As we now know, it thrived on boost (to a point). Then those same engineers were pushed to push the engine platform even further with the Boss 302, 2015 Mustang and Shelby GT350.
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