October 6, 2022

We preview an 840bhp supercharged Mustang that may characteristic within the upcoming problem of Quick Ford journal on sale this Might 13.  

Phrases: Simon Holmes. Photos: Ade Brannan.

There’s no substitute for displacement, because the previous saying goes on the earth of automobiles. Though some is perhaps fast to level out {that a} highly-tuned four-cylinder could make most issues on the planet look shameful at occasions, a giant capability V8 will all the time come out on prime, particularly when increase is added. Proprietor Andy Bicknell is aware of that’s a profitable mixture, as his Whipple supercharged Mustang is a Tarmac-slaying highway automotive that appears, sounds and drives each bit an 840bhp muscle automotive ought to.

This isn’t Andy’s first Ford, however he admits he hasn’t owned one for fairly a while. Again within the Eighties he might be discovered behind the wheel of many notable Fords, together with a Mk1 Escort 1300E, Mk2 Escort 1600 Sport, three Mk2 Escort RS2000s, a Capri 2.8i Particular, a Sequence 1 Escort RS Turbo and an Escort RS1600i. “I want I had put the lot in a barn!” he inform us with a chuckle.

Since then, varied different autos handed via his arms however Andy didn’t precisely get drawn again to the blue oval with no little persuasion and the thought of proudly owning a more recent Mustang definitely wasn’t the plan.

“Inventory energy isn’t that thrilling on these,” Andy tells. “The massive V8 is kind of lazy so after watching footage on Youtube of supercharged automobiles within the US and seeing the efficiency they achieved, I made a decision I wished to construct the primary pre-face lifted S550 Mustang to run the all-new, Gen 5 Whipple supercharger.”

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So after prolonged conversations with Ben at Motorsport & Efficiency who was capable of provide and match the equipment, Andy positioned an order, waited the 4 months supply time from America and has by no means appeared again since.

840bhp supercharged Mustang

It’s no surprise the Whipple supercharger equipment caught his eye, because it not solely seems to be nice nevertheless it additionally presents enormous good points for comparatively easy, bolt-on equipment. In actual fact, the twin-scroll, three-litre equipment fitted to Andy’s automotive presents will increase of round 360bhp and 220lb ft of torque, which means the automotive now places out 840bhp and 640lb ft. As you may think, the bounce in efficiency did what Andy wished it do, as he explains.

“I by no means even thought-about proudly owning one,” he recollects. “It was my associate Kim that enjoyed them, so we went alongside and had a have a look at one, as you do, and I completely liked it. The remainder is historical past!”

To learn the total characteristic on Andy’s 840bhp supercharged Mustang in addition to a complete host of modified Blue Oval goodness, subscribe to Quick Ford journal to obtain your copy of the brand new problem out Might 13, 2022, delivered straight to your door. Or, buy a single copy as soon as the journal has been printed.