Thinking of building the baddest no-budget road-registered Ford Mustang around? You could go Big Boy supercharger or ‘just’ get a new crate engine. Here are three solid options.
1. HSF670 Hennessey by Streetfighter Supercharger Package
KPM hasn’t reinvented the wheel with its supercharger package, co-branded Streetfighter and Hennessey; however when you’re cruising around in a 522kW boosted tyre-fryer it’s handy to know that KPM has done the legwork to make the blower packages ADR-compliant.
2. CobraJet crate engine
At the top of the food chain for high performance crate motors is the Ford Performance CobraJet engine – only for serious enthusiasts! With a 2.9L Whipple supercharger atop a race-ready, lightweight and fully-forged engine it’s ready for war, and is rumoured to pack up to 745kW at the crank.
3. Aluminator crate engine
Improving on the hardware that exists between the chassis rails of your 5.0-litre Mustang from the factory, the Aluminator V8 is all-muscle from top to bottom. Borrowing the intake manifold from the famous Ford Performance Cobra Jet, the Aluminator engine boasts high-compression forged pistons and a beefed up rotating assembly to push the flywheel figure to 373kW.