The 2024 Ford Mustang GT is awesome, thoroughly improving on the old car while sticking to the formula of a V8 up front, a limited-slip differential out back, and a smiling piece of meat in the middle. However, do you know what would make it more awesome? That’s right, more than 800 horsepower produced by force-feeding that V8. Ah, right on cue, here it is.
Needless to say, modifying a 2024 Ford Mustang GT is a complex business. Because every module on the vehicle is encrypted, it will take quite a while for the aftermarket to crack the new Mustang’s systems. However, Ford Performance isn’t the aftermarket, and that’s why it just unveiled an 800 horsepower dealer-installed supercharger package for the 2024 Ford Mustang GT that comes with a warranty.
Well, maybe not exactly 800 horsepower. Ford’s official wording is “at least 800 horsepower,” which means we could be looking at Dodge Challenger SRT Demon-rivaling output on pump gas. Remember, that bad Dodge made 808 horsepower on 93 octane, so it seems possible that Ford has an extra nine horsepower up its sleeve. Official output will be announced at a later date, but this sort of sandbagging gets the people going.
The unit responsible for adding an entire 2010 Mustang GT worth of horsepower to the 2024 model is a three-liter Whipple Gen 6 supercharger displacing more air than most engines on the road today. A huge list of mods supports the three-liter Whipple supercharger’s insane output, including high-flow injectors in billet fuel rails, a 92 mm throttle body, dual 120 mm air intakes, a water-to-air intercooler to keep that compressed air at a reasonable temperature, and the obligatory flash tool to prevent the powertrain computer from shitting a brick the moment it’s presented with 800 horsepower.
Ford’s dyno graph of this package is an absolutely golden specimen of what a positive displacement supercharger can do. Peak power hits right at the top of the rev range, and more than 500 lb.-ft. of torque is available from around 2,250 RPM. This package should offer beastly output everywhere, from rolling into the throttle for a freeway overtake to blitzing the quarter mile. Just don’t deploy them all while exiting an Arby’s drive-thru, or you’ll experience a real squeaky bum moment. Perhaps the best part of this supercharger package, other than 800 screaming, rampaging horsepower? You don’t have to sacrifice a whole lot to get it.
When the supercharger kit is installed by an ASE certified technician or any dealer technician, it comes with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty and is CARB compliant. That’s more than 800 horsepower legal across all 50 states. What’s more, you can have this kit slapped on any Mustang GT, even the absolute basest of base models with cloth seats and the dual screens.
If you’ve suddenly set fire to your Christmas list to replace it with this supercharger kit, be advised that Ford won’t have it ready for customer sales until early 2024. Still, that’s only a few months away, and launching a method to extract 800 horsepower from a Mustang GT right as the Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro wind down production is one hell of a power move. Oh, and simply ordering the kit probably won’t be the only way to vaporize tires in a supercharged 2024 Mustang GT.
At this year’s SEMA show, Ford unveiled the FP800S concept, although “concept” seems to be used in the same fast, loose sense in which Mustang drivers say “Mexico.” According to Ford Performance, “The new Ford Mustang FP800S concept package* joins the F-150 FP700 Package from Ford Performance Parts, bringing straight-line performance to street vehicles.” Huh, I wonder what that asterisk is doing? As Ford states, “*Content packages are subject to change,” which is a pretty good sign that a similar package will likely show up at parts counters. To harness the massive supercharged output, the FP800S comes with upgraded CV axles and lowered suspension, although a host of other upgrades will be available. I’m talking aero packages, wheels, tires, stripes, a Borla catback exhaust system, and mysterious interior goodies.
Given the contents of the F-150 FP700 package, a crate to turn your work truck into a bald eagle machine, I wouldn’t be surprised if a finalized FP800S package includes wheels, stripes, and possibly a handful of other cosmetic touches. Speaking of the F-150 FP700, we’ve driven that truck and it’s a hilariously malevolent instrument of violence that we all deeply desire. Don’t be surprised if an eventual Mustang FP800S is a hoot, a giggle, and every other onomatope you can possibly think of.
Oh, and don’t think that Dark Horse owners are being left out in the cold. Ford Performance has announced that it “will launch a Dark Horse-specific supercharger kit in the near future.” Given the stronger connecting rods of the Dark Horse motor, it’s entirely possible we’ll see far more than 800 horsepower out of it once a supercharger package is dialed in. Long live Motown muscle, in all its loutish, brutish, testosterone-laden glory.
(Photo credits: Ford)
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