Drag testing proved to be somewhat futile on the '11's stock rubber, so a pair of sticky M
On The Dragstrip
Although we count on the chassis dyno for performance data, the dragstrip has long been thought of as the ultimate proving ground for late-model Mustangs.
After bolting-on parts and dyno testing ad nauseum, we also spent a day testing Evolution Performance's street-driven '11 Pony on the quarter-mile at Atco Raceway. As Internet-video fans know, Atco has been the official track for Evolution's '11 tests. Prior to our trip, the Grabber 'Stang was taken to the track and baseline runs were made with the car on stock tires, with factory 3.15 gearing (12.93/113.43), and in the same trim with a custom tune (12.61/114.78).
Nelson Whitlock is Evolution Performance's owner and resident test driver, and according t
Since "what did it run" data is the thing most of you crave, here are the numbers with the car in its bolt-ons/custom-tune/drag-radial setup. This data comes directly from the timeslip of what officially is the "first in the 11s" run for a naturally aspirated '11 5.0 Mustang with an automatic tranny:
Our mission at the drag strip was to get the upgraded, street-driven, Grabber '11 into the
How does 11.98 at 117.30 sound for a naturally aspirated, auto-shifted, fully loaded, driv
Of course, there was no way your tech editor was leaving New Jersey without taking the '11