Tag Archives: Melissa Urist

Video: 8.71-Second 2015 Mustang

Great Eights

Melissa Urist is running deep in the eights with her Hellion-boosted S550

By Steve Turner

If you have been following the progression of Melissa Urist’s 2015 Mustang GT, you know this car has always been at the forefront of 2015 Mustang GT performance. This Hellion Power Systems machine came out of the gate with 949 horsepower, ramped up to 1,135 horsepower and eventually put down over 1,400 horsepower to the rear wheels. Then it became the first 2015 Mustang to run in the 8-second range with a stock independent rear suspension.
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Video: 1,416-Horsepower 2015 Mustang

Power Lift

Melissa Urist’s Hellion-boosted GT is the most powerful street S550 around

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Hellion Power Systems

Since the release of the 2015 Mustang, we have seen the aftermarket push the latest Mustangs and the Coyote engine platform to some impressive levels. One of the outfits continually pushing those boundaries is Hellion Power Systems.
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News: 8-second Street 2015 Mustang

Street Feat

Melissa Urist runs the first 8-second pass in an S550 with a stock PCM & IRS

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Hellion Power Systems

With every new vehicle platform there is a drive to set milestones. People look to enter the zeitgeist by staking a claim to a record. In the world of Ford performance being the first to eclipse a quarter-mile e.t. or setting a high watermark on the dyno with a new Mustang are the most coveted records to attain. Doing both is a sure way to make a mark.
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News: 1,135hp Hellion 2015 Mustang

Queen of the Hill

Melissa Urist’s 2015 Mustang is the most powerful S550 around

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Hellion Power Systems

Believe it or not, the quest to reach some performance milestones with the new Mustang platform is still underway. While many are obsessing about which 2015 and newer Mustang has run the quickest with “stock” parts, there is now no doubt about the owner of the most powerful stockish 2015 Mustang. It’s Melissa Urist. Hers is boosted by a Hellion Power Systems Eliminator twin-turbo kit, and, yeah, it is still rocking the stock PCM (with a custom calibration).
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News: Turbo Coyote Shootout S550

All in the Family

Melissa Urist runs 9.50s in a twin-turbo 2015 Mustang at the NMRA finals

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Hellion Power Systems

If you follow the National Mustang Racers Association, you are well aware of the last name Urist. It is associated with a long list of race wins, championships, and Nitto Tire Diamond Tree rings. An important part of that racing effort is Melissa Urist. Winner of the NMRA’s Crew Member of the Year award in 2014, Mrs. Urist is set to add and additional role at the NMRA World Finals in Bowling Green, Kentucky, this weekend—driver.
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