1966 Mustang GT: 400 horsepower
should be about right...
Here's where we're starting: a '66 factory GT,
4-barrel, 4-speed car. Documented all the way back to the original
owner, this has been a Southern California car all it's life. Already
lightly resto-modded with a modern 5-speed transmission, we're going
to take it up more than a few notches but still keep the vintage
looks on the outside. Can you say sleeper? I knew you could...
These are some engine packages we've put together. Even the lowest
one here makes our 400 horsepower goal. These tests were all done
with carburetors, but we're thinking EFI this time: this car is
going to be a driver (albeit a very stout one) so we want the extra
level of civility and tunability that modern fuel injection provides.
We can even stick with a 4-barrel-style throttle body and keep the
How's that for beautiful paint and bodywork? The whole
car really is this nice. There's nothing better than a genuine vintage
set of Torq-Thrusts. We're going to stick with these wheels because
even going up to the 16-inch reproductions is a give away that there
may be more under there than meets the eye. By taking advantage
of the advances in braking technology that are available thanks
to the popularity of Mustangs in vintage racing, we can put plenty
of braking power inside those wheels. Remember, the goal here is
for this car to look like it just rolled out of 1966, but have 21st-century