The 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost packs 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. So even without a single change, this is going to be a fast muscle car. That didn’t stop the guys at Bama Performance from messing with it anyway. They made just a few small changes and managed to have the Mustang doing a 12.98 second quarter mile on the track.
They started out with a stock version of the car that clocked a 13.6 second quarter mile at 98 mph with a set of drag radials. Bama gave it a tune and installed an Airaid intake and that quarter mile time got a lot more impressive.
They brought it down to just 12.98 seconds at 103 mph which puts it right on the heels of the larger V8 Mustang. As Road & Track notes, the tune they gave the EcoBoost engine might be a bit outside the engine’s parameters. They pushed the boost to 22 psi, boosted the automatic transmission’s shift pressure, and messed with the throttle settings to get their results.
It’s still impressive that just a few changes to the car can result in such a big difference in its performance. How well this particular tuning job would fare over time is debatable, but the experiment proves there is definitely plenty of room for tuning this engine into a barely tamed beast.