It really is amazing how far the Mustang has come in terms of performance and durability. The Coyote engine, along with the 6R80 automatic transmission is one potent package when combined with the right power adder. Unheard of performances have been the norm, and the bar keeps getting higher and higher.
Case in point, Justin Jordan and his 2014 Mustang GT went to Bradenton Motorsports Park this past Saturday, and in cool Florida air, ran an 8.68 at 156 mph. If you follow internet records, that performance places Jordan at the top of stock Coyote engines. The previous stock Coyote engine record was held by Revolution Automotive ‘s Ronnie Reynolds’ New Edge GT, who ran an 8.96 at 155 mph.
Jordan ran his car at the NMRA Spring Break Shootout, but only on 11 psi of boost, running a best of 9.13 at 149 mph. Over the weekend, the boost was bumped up to 14 psi for a shot at the record. Thankfully for Jordan, the planets aligned, and he was able to grab that record.
Jordan’s GT features the stock Coyote engine and 6R80 automatic transmission, albeit with a Circle D converter, and even the stock 3.15 gears. We all know that’s not going to equate to 8.60s, so the boost comes from a Hellion Power Systems twin turbo kit with Precision 6266 turbos and TurboSmart wastegates. BMR Suspension components work with Viking shocks to plant the Mickey Thompson Street Radial Pros at the launch, and bust out a 1.276 short time.
“I already had the record for quickest stock motor 2011-’14 Mustang and I wanted to grab the record for the quickest/fastest stock coyote (regardless of chassis) so I made some changes and went for it. That’s when it went the 8.68 at 156 mph,” Jordan says. His GT runs on E85, and he tunes the car using HP Tuners software.
Next up for Jordan’s GT is a ‘chute, built engine and 6R80 transmission, and a stronger rear end. “I’m going to shoot for a 7-second street car with A/C and the works,” Jordan says. If that happens, you’ll read about it here.