Mustang GT Track Car

My beloved Mustang GT has been tracked since 2011, and is still going strong!

Mustang GT Spencer Taylor on NJMP Thunderbolt photo by Mike Woeller of WindShadow Photo Studios e1562479271639

Why I love THE Mustang GT

Cars are ultimately about passion. The Mustang is one of the most passionate cars ever produced. It’s not perfect, but it SO FUN to drive on track! Few cars have provided so much joy for so many folks, in all different types of racing, street use, modding, drifting, etc.

Most importantly for me, Inferno makes me feel like a 5-year-old every time I drive her!

Recent history

Since 2016 season, I’ve ran my 2011 Mustang GT without my former Roush supercharger.

My lap times were faster without the blower within half a season. I also upgraded the suspension significantly.

My built Coyote 5.0L engine was intended for a supercharger, and has a 10:1 compression ratio versus the stock 11:1. So, I loose a little bit of power but never worry about knock!

Learn the Thunderbolt Racing Line in 5 Minutes

My Mustang GT scared the crap out of me when I had my Roush blower and an obscene amount of power! It was an uninformed modification.

She’s a far better car without the supercharger. She’s now at about 390-400 WHP and nearly 3,900 pounds with me.

After thousands of hours racing, doing countless HPDE events, graduating Team O’Neil rally school, Bertil Roos driving school, and SCCA racing school, I am very comfortable piloting her.


Mustang GT Diary

Roush Blown Mustang GT on NJMP Thunderbolt

The Torque Pancake (when blown)

When she was supercharged, Inferno developed 573 WHP on a Mustang Dyno with only 93 octane. Using NASA’s own 110% multiplier for Mustang dyno’s, that puts her at a screeching 630 WHP. What can I say, I love strong women. I removed the blower for the 2016 season. I was faster without it!

I tried drag racing her once. My best run was a 12.482 ET @ 123.28 MPH with a dismal 2.438 60′ time, but an encouraging .127 RT. I had to launch in 2nd gear. I had zero traction until she hooked up, and then she flew!

inferno dyno 03 12 2012
Infernos heart


Brakes and Wheels

  • Shelby GT 500 King of the Road wheels
  • 2x Mickey Thompson wheels
  • DBA 5000 2-piece rotors
  • Hawk DTC 60 pads all around
  • Federal RS-RR tires
  • Racing axles with 3 inch studs
  • 275 mm square on Shelby 18×9.5″ wheels


Driver Safety

  • Sparco EVO 2 FIA driver’s seat
  • 6 point FIA harnesses to chassis
  • Driveshaft safety loop
  • Corbeau passenger seat with submarine belt slot
  • Sparco harness bar (gone)
  • HANS device
  • Trained & humble driver


  • Eibach Pro R2 coilovers
  • Maximum Motorsport camber plates
  • Stiffler welded subframes
  • Ford Racing front roll bar
  • Stock V6 rear bar
  • BMR spherical lower control arms
  • BMR spherical panhard bar

Car Safety

  • 4-point half cage by Maximum Motorsports
  • The cage features an extra 5th bar for roll over support with a welded harness bar
  • Racing hubs & lugs all around
  • All harness connections go to the unibody
  • Driveshaft safety loop

Questions About Mustang Track Mods?

Are you new to tracking an S197 Mustang? Do you have general questions about track setup, brake pads, rotors, cooling, etc? I’m happy to answer any questions I can.

Ford Mustang GT owned by Spencer Taylor

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