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Betty Boost

Lethal Performance enhances Project Betty White with a TVS supercharger

By Christy High

There’s a certain feeling you get when you install a new part (or parts) on your car and you drive it for the first time. It’s a mix of nervousness (there’s always that pesky leftover bolt or two…) and excitement (the butt-dyno readings are the best!). Sometimes it’s a new cold air intake and your car gets a little pep in its step. Sometimes it’s a new cat-back and your car gets a much louder roar, but sometimes it’s a badass Stage 2 TVS supercharger kit. Or at least it was in my case.

With the addition of a TVS supercharger and a choice selection of supporting hardware and tuning, the Coyote 5.0 in Lethal Performance’s Project Betty White picked up over 167 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque at the wheels.
With the addition of a TVS supercharger and a choice selection of supporting hardware and tuning, the Coyote 5.0 in Lethal Performance’s Project Betty White picked up over 167 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque at the wheels.

Like most Mustang owners, a blower was always at the top of my wish list. My first Mustang, a 2003 GT aka Vixen, was being prepped to receive a Kenne Bell. I tried being smart—built the motor, the rearend, etc.—so that when it came time to get the supercharger I could do with it as I pleased. However the dream was cut short when I was T-boned and the car was totaled (R.I.P. Vixen…). Then I bought a Mazda 6 (Why?) to drive while I was in school so I could save money and buy a house (Adulting).

However once I did that, it was time to hop back on the pony! It doesn’t help that working here at Lethal Performance you’re constantly teased by all the parts & builds just to crawl into your slow little daily to drive home. Fast-forward to current time and that supercharger fantasy is finally becoming a reality. In late 2012 I got myself a 2013 Mustang GT, which I not so cleverly named Project Betty White, and it is (finally) getting boosted…

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