Brian Devilbiss and supporters Evolution Performance are known for many things. He’s been appropriately dubbed “The Iceman” for his efforts on keeping things cool in devilishly-hot situations, like a near-miss at last year’s NMRA Spring Break Shootout in Bradenton, Florida. Brian pilots the 2013 Shelby GT500 hot rod we see before us today, and this Mustang also has its own moniker – The Devil’s Reject.
There’s a common theme here from driver to car, and that’s ultimate power, so it seems. Brian’s Shelby blossomed into an exemplary contender this year from humble beginnings as a street car in the past. After all, this Shelby is still a door car, and still uses the factory cylinder heads and engine block from Ford, albeit both have been modified to the tune of supporting more than 2,200 horsepower, thanks to a massive Precision 94mm turbocharger.
Brian told That Racing Channel in the video above about the new combination at this year’s World Cup Finals coverage.
“HFR Fabrications did all of the chassis work,” he explained. “It was tuned by Patrick Barnhill at PTP Racing, and it has a Haltech 2500 ECU.”
The engine, which was built by MPR Race Engines, features a modified 5.8-liter aluminum block and clocks in at 349 cubes thanks to the incorporation of Darton sleeves.
Combined with the new larger Precision turbocharger, a compression of 12.1:1 and a weight of just over 3,000 pounds, the combo’s goal into the 6s was an easy task for Brian and his crew. The question now is, how long will it be until we see The Devil’s Reject making a bottom-6-second pass with the new combo?