I have raced this Mustang up Pikes Peak Mountain 3 times. 2015, 2016, and 2018. In 2015, I was rained out, so only got to go 1/3 of the way up the mountain in the wet, so just cruised up since it wasn’t worth the risk. 2016 looked great as I qualified 5th out of 25 cars in Time Attack 1 and 12th overall. Unfortunately, my water temp was too high after only about ½ way up the mountain, so limped it home (no damage to the engine). 2018 would be a much better experience as we learned from the previous two years and addressed the cooling issues with a completely redesigned and upgraded system. My run in 2018 was more satisfactory and representative of what the car could do. I still had issues, but got by with a final time 10:17. My goal was of course a sub-10 minute run. That 10:17 was with severely fading brakes (after only ½ up the mountain). My turbo manifold decided to peel open like a banana leaving me with no boost with 1 mile to go! I feel very confident in saying this is a sub 10 minute Pikes Peak Hill Climb car! Everything else on the car worked great! Water temp never went over 225! The 12-inch ducting, extended air intact inlets and snow performance water sprays did the trick! I also converted the car to a wide body allowing me to run much wider tires. I also added front dive planes and an AJ Hartman underbody rear diffuser.

Full Car Specs:

  • Wheelbase: 107.1 inches
  • Weight: 2850-3000lbs (depending on setup)
  • F & R Weight Distribution: 53%/47%
  • Cross Weight Distribution 50.1%

Safety/Interior:

  • Sparco Evo Racing Seats
  • Sparco 3 spoke Steering Wheel with quick-release
  • Sparco 5-point Racing Harness
  • 1.5 inch DOM 6 point Roll Cage with A & B Pillar gusseting and nascar door bars driver and passenger
  • Fire Suppression System with 3 nozzle outlets to Driver, Fuel Cell, Engine Bay

Gauges: Aim MXL Dash, AutoMeter Fuel Pressure, Oil Pressure, TurboSmart eBoost2 Boost Controller

Wiring Harness: Custom Jordan Innovations Wiring Harness with Painless auxiliary switch control panel for wipers, headlights, radiator fans, fuel pump, starter, etc.

Engine:

  • Ford Racing’s 5.0L Mustang “Aluminator” crate engine with a modern 5.0L 32-valve DOHC V-8 that uses advanced features like Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) to deliver big power. Unlike the factory 5.0L engine, the “Aluminator” is built with low compression forged pistons and H-beam connecting rods to meet the demands of forced induction.
  • 5.0L (302 cubic inches)
  • Twin Turbo from Armageddon Turbo Systems
  • 1200 hp (Dyno’d at about 1000whp)(A.E.D. Tuned)
  • 7300 rpm redline
  • 9.5:1 compression ratio for supercharged applications
  • Mahle Hard Anodized forged pistons with Graphal low friction coating
  • Manley H-beam connecting rods with ARP bolts
  • Lightweight aluminum cylinder block, features cross-bolted main bearing caps and thick main bearing bulkheads for bottom-end strength
  • Large rear sump oil pan with 8qt capacity features optimized oil drainback and windage tray to control oil and improve high-rpm performance
  • Tuned composite Mustang GT intake manifold with production drive by wire 80 mm throttle body
  • Four-valve-per-cylinder aluminum heads with roller-finger followers reduce friction with Boss Valve Springs
  • Includes manual transmission engine harness, 6-bolt pressure plate flywheel and pilot bearing
  • Front Cover is modified for Ford Racing Supercharger Kits:
  • Includes colder, heat range zero (0) spark plugs for supercharging, part no: M-12405-M50
  • Includes Ford Racing oil filter

Other Engine Upgrades:

  • 3-gallon Snow Performance Water/Meth Injection into cold air intake tract
  • Upgraded Aluminum Valve Covers from composite versions.
  • Upgraded Ford Racing Ignition Coil Covers from plastic versions.
  • Aeromotive Fuel Rails
  • Fuel System: Ethanol adapted fuel system that runs Ignite E90 114 Octane
  • Armageddon Twin-Turbo System
  • Garrett GT3076R Turbos
  • Tial Waste Gates
  • Aeromotive Pro Series Fuel Pump
  • Boss 302 Intake Manifold
  • Steeda Strut Tower Brace
  • Custom A.E.D. ECU Tune
  • Braille Battery: GU1R Green-Lite 7.6×5.1×7.1

Cooling System:

  • C&R universal dual pass rear mount radiator with custom dual 12-inch ducting (One on each side of the car)
  • Dual 13-inch 1440cfm puller fans
  • Snow Performance water sprayers at 12-inch inlets to cool intake air
  • Custom front sealed/shrouded heat exchanger for twin-turbos
  • 2nd Rear mounted EMP Stewart Components Water Pump
  • Double Peterson Fluid Systems Oil Catch Cans for Oil Blow-by.

Drivetrain:

  • G-force GSR 4-speed Manual
  • 3.55:1 WaveTrac Racing Diff
  • Steering Rack Conversion – Upgraded Electronic Steering Rack from Hydraulic.

Suspension:

  • F & R: Cortex Racing Xtreme Grip Coilover System using JRi Double Adjustable Coilovers
  • Ride Height, Compression, Rebound,
  • Current Geometry: 3 degrees camber, 1 degree toe out, 6 degrees of caster
  • Spring Rates F) 550lbs R) 225lbs
  • Cortex Watts Link and Torque Arm
  • Ford Racing Boss 302 Lower Control Arms
  • Cortex Racing Sway Bar End Links

Brakes:

  • F) Wilwood Aerolite 14-inch Vented and Slotted Rotors with aluminum hat w/6-piston caliper (Steel Braided Lines)
  • R) Stock 11.3 inch vented rotors with stock 1-piston calipers (Steel Braided Lines)
  • Tilton Pedal Assembly with Dual Master Cylinders
  • Custom front brake cooling ducts

Bodywork:

  • Trufiber Fiberglass Widebody Fender Kit
  • Trufiber carbon fiber doors and trunk
  • Trufiber vented hood

Aero:

  • Front: Custom APR Front Splitter with integrated end fences into widebody, AJ Hartman Canards, AJ Hartman hood louvers
  • Rear: APR GT-1000 Carbon Fiber Rear Wing (1600lbs of DF at maximum AA)
  • Under Car: AJ Hartman Rear Diffuser

Wheels and Tires:

  • Custom Forgeline Motorsports GZ3-R (not pictured)
  • Front: 18 x 12.5
  • Rear: 18 x 13

Tires:

  • Pirelli Slick Tires
  • Front: 325/660-18
  • Rear: 330/710-18

New parts and/or recent work:

  • Full nut and bolt
  • Upgraded Aluminum Valve Covers from composite version.
  • Upgraded Ford Racing Ignition Coil Covers from plastic version.
  • New APR Carbon Fiber Front Splitter (have old original as back up)
  • New Aluminium End Fences for Splitter
  • New Front Heat Exchanger from Armageddon Turbo
  • New Custom Front Ducting to Turbo Intercooler
  • New Front Brake Cooling Ducts
  • New Front Strut Tower Brace
  • New PTP Turbo Blankets
  • New Oil hard return lines for turbos
  • New Engine Bay Protective Shrouding for Turbos
  • New Turbo Air Filters
  • New Ceramic Coated Turbo Manifolds
  • New ANZO Projector Beam Headlights
  • Full Oil Change with Redline 5w-50

Extras:

  • Dry-carbon fiber quarter panels
  • 4 – Enkei RPF Wheels – 18×9.5 (fitted with Yokohama Soft Compound Slicks 280/680)
  • Various Snow Performance accessories for water/meth setup (e.g. nozzels, etc)

Location: Sonoma, California, United States

Seller: tbgt2

See listing: 2009 Ford Mustang Pikes Peak Hillclimb Race Car (from October 21, 2020)