2024 Ford Mustang GT Makes Much More Power Than You Think— With a Kit
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The 2024 Ford Mustang GT is the most powerful standard GT in the model’s history. However, the lack of forced induction in the new Mustang lineup leaves some fans wanting more. Fret not, pony car enthusiasts. Hellhorse Performance in Houston, Texas, will bloat the GT’s (and even the Dark Horse’s) horsepower figures well above stock levels by turning a stock ‘Stang into a twin-turbo Mustang.
How powerful is the 2024 Ford Mustang GT?
The 2024 Ford Mustang GT produces 480 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque from its naturally aspirated Coyote 5.0L V8 engine. However, owners who opt for the optional performance exhaust system will bump the output to 486 horsepower and 418 lb-ft of torque.
However, the new GT isn’t the top of the 2024 Mustang lineup; the new Ford Mustang Dark Horse produces 500 horsepower and GT’s same 418 lb-ft of torque from its Coyote mill. As a result, the Dark Horse is the most potent Coyote-powered Mustang ever.
Still, even the range-topping Dark Horse can’t outmuscle the now-discontinued Shelby GT350, which holds the record for the most powerful N/A Mustang to date. Of course, as owners and enthusiasts often do, you can add forced induction to boost the GT’s numbers. For instance, Hellhorse Performance will sell you a kit with two turbos to add serious power.
A Hellhorse Performance Twin Turbo Kit can add significant power to a 2024 Ford Mustang GT
Hellhorse Performance says its mid-mount twin-turbo kit has a maximum horsepower rating of 1,650 horsepower at the wheels (whp). Of course, not every 2024 Ford Mustang GT or Dark Horse will produce four-digit horsepower figures. Still, previous generations made an average of about 780 whp after a twin-turbo kit.
Of course, Hellhorse Performance isn’t the only turbocharger kit producer you can opt for; Hellion Turbo has its own kits to twin-turbocharge the 2024 Ford Mustang GT. What’s more, twin turbos aren’t the only option for forced induction. Many fans will add a Roush or Whipple supercharger to build 600, 700, or more horsepower with a Coyote V8.
You have to pay to play, and a twin-turbo kit is no different
A 2024 Ford Mustang with an updated look and 700+ horsepower is a tempting prospect for just about any pony car fan. However, the Hellhorse Twin-Turbo Kit doesn’t come cheap. At the time of this writing, the Houston-based aftermarket company had the mid-mount kit listed at $11,822.
That seems reasonable for 700 or more horsepower. Unfortunately, adding aftermarket forced induction adds heat, and heat can result in premature wear. Moreover, the current GT Fastback starts at around $42,495. Factoring in the kit, the twin-turbo Mustang will cost you closer to $54,317.
Consequently, if horsepower is your top concern, a used Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will produce over 700 horsepower for as much as $15,000 less than the twin-turbo Mustang. Further, the Hellcat will be developing its power with a factory application.
Are there more affordable ways to add power to a 2024 Ford Mustang GT?
Of course, 2024 Ford Mustang GT and Dark Horse owners don’t have to add forced induction to build horsepower. For instance, a cold air intake (CAI) and tune are some of the most popular non-invasive upgrades to add modest power gains for much less than a turbo kit.
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