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Seventh Wonder

Bart Tobener was the first to pilot a 2015 Mustang into the 7-second zone

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Bart Tobener and the NMCA

With the launch of every new performance car platform, the race begins for tuners and drivers to push that hardware to new milestones. When it comes to Mustangs, eclipsing certain quarter-mile elapsed times is the ladder these brave souls try to climb first. At the onset of the 2015 Mustang, the new S550 platform quickly moved past the 11-, 10- and 9-second barriers. Then the pace slowed a bit.

With a parachute, carbon fiber doors, and Optic Armor windows, Bart Tobener’s 2015 Mustang is clearly a race car, but it does maintain street gear. The headlights, taillights, brake lights and reverse lights are all functional.
With a parachute, carbon fiber doors, and Optic Armor windows, Bart Tobener’s 2015 Mustang is clearly a race car, but it does maintain street gear. The headlights, taillights, brake lights and reverse lights are all functional.

When e.t.’s get quicker the effort expended increases exponentially along with the cost of turning a street car into a race car. It took longer for us to see an 8-second S550 than it did to see one run in the 10-second range. Of course, breaking into the 7-second zone is even more difficult, but on June 25, 2016 during the NMCA event in Indianapolis, Indiana, racer Bart Tobener did just that.

You can watch that pass right here…

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