For the past two years now, the Mustang GT and its 5.0 liter Coyote V8 have garnered a lion’s share of the attention from the aftermarket, and rightly so. Yet if you take a step back and think about it, Ford’s new V6 engine is even more impressive compared to the boat anchor 4.0 it replaced. For the past two decades, the Mustang V6 has been something of a performance joke, and while a few people have made valiant efforts to improve this boat anchor of an engine, most don’t go fast, or far.
But that has all changed with the 3.7 liter V6, as this next video shows. Central Florida Motorsports, or just CFM Performance for short, is the first shop in the country to take Ford’s upstart V6 engine into the 10’s.
How bad was the old 4.0 V6 engine found in Mustangs up to the 2010 model year? Watch a couple of the videos down below. Even with a turbocharger, the 4.0 could barely break into the 12-second range. In stock form, the old V6 Mustangs would run a 15.8 i the quarter-mile. That’s just sort of sad.
Thankfully, those days are behind us. CFM Performance is leading the charge with a new wave of power V6 Mustangs that greatly benefit from forced induction. In this case, power comes from a ProCharger D1 supercharger running at 13 pounds of boost. An upgraded fuel system, exhaust, and methanol injection crank this V6 Mustang up to around 550 horsepower. Yes, you read that right; 550 horsepower. That is about what you can expect from a supercharged 5.0, and so is the time; 10.89 @ 125 mph.
And this isn’t even an EcoBoost engine. By the time Ford builds one of those, CFM performance should have plenty of practice making small-displacement motors go like stink in new Mustangs. Is this the new wave of automotive performance?
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