Tag Archives: Turbocharged

’97 SVT Cobra Turbo Build

Second Chances

Hurt Motor = Build Oportunity.

By SID297

Most don’t know it, but I have a pretty big soft-spot for SN-95 SVT Cobra Mustangs.  As luck would have it, we seems to be going through a small surge in interest in these cars.  I’ve seen several really nice ones popping up a shows recently, and was honored to award the SVTPerformance.com Editor’s Choice Award at the inaugural Ponies in the Smokies show to Jonathan Catapano’s highly modified Orange 1998 Cobra.  So when I saw that SVTP Member SVT GI (“Jason”) was saving an injured ’97 Cobra I took notice.

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Video: Best Sounding V8 Engines

Auditory Stimulation

Internal combustion is best in high-fidelity.

By SID297

It’s a never ending debate; who makes the best sounding V8 engine.  Could it be the new Shelby GT350 Mustang, or perhaps a 40 year old Detroit Diesel 8V92?  Perhaps you have an affinity for small-displacement European V8s or an oddball 2-stroke Johnson Outboard boat engine?  It’s a topic that once broached can lead to hours clicking the next recommended video on YouTube.

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News: First 9-Second EcoBoost Mustang

Nine Lives

Brad Gusler resets the EcoBoost Mustang e.t. record with a historic pass

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of BG Racing and the NMRA

From moment Ford announced it would offer a turbo four-cylinder in the 2015+ Mustang, the engine platform has earned detractors and supporters. One of the most prominent supporters of the gas turbo direct injection 2.3-liter engine in the S550 is Brad Gusler of BG Racing. He immediately put together an EcoBoost Mustang racer and hurled the platform into the record books with a series of ever-quicker 10-second runs.
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Road Trip: 2016 EcoBoost Mustang

Boost Cruise

Taking a turbocharged trip to sunny South Florida in an EcoBoost ’Stang

By Steve Turner

We spend most of our waking hours contemplating, analyzing, documenting and reporting on ways to make Ford performance vehicles perform even better. Because we are so focused on the road ahead, it’s nice to step back and recalibrate our backside dyno with some seat time behind the wheel of the latest stock vehicles.
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Video: 2016 Focus RS Dyno Test

Starting Line

Mishimoto embarks on its Focus RS project with baseline testing

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Mishimoto

The highly anticipated Focus RS is finally arriving on US shores and starting to hit the streets. Rated at 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque at the crank, Ford’s hottest hatch promises to be blast to drive. However, we’ve been anxious to see what kind of power it puts down to the wheels on a chassis dyno in the United States.
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