12 pounds of boost, 700 horsepower, 610 pound feet of torque – and a 3 year, 36,000 mile warranty.
New cars are better and faster than they ever have been. But for those who want even more performance, the aftermarket is all too eager to sell you a slew of upgrades designed to extract more horsepower from your car. Unfortunately, nearly all of these upgrades come with a significant cost: voiding your new-car warranty.
But Ford is throwing down the gauntlet for 2018 and 2019 Mustang owners: a Ford Performance supercharger kit, good for 12 PSI, 700 horsepower, and 610 pound feet of torque. Best of all? It's legal in all 50 states, and comes with a 3 year, 36,000-mile warranty...if a Ford dealership does the work.
According to Autoblog, the heart of the kit is a TVS 2.65-liter, positive-displacement supercharger, developed in conjunction with Roush Racing. The kit comes with all of the necessary supporting modifications, too: higher-flow fuel rails and injectors, an air-to-water intercooler, a bigger throttle body, and the necessary software updates for the ECU.
That level of performance doesn't come cheap, though: the kit will set buyers back $7,699. Tack on more for dealer installation if you want the peace of mind of a warranty. Of course, it's easy for us to say because it isn't our money, but we think it's well worth the price of admission.
Gallery: 700 Horsepower Supercharger Kit For 2018 & 2019 Mustangs
Still, it's a comparatively small price to pay if you want to go Hellcat hunting without the stress of blowing up a car you just paid $40k for – or worse, one you're still making payments on. Camaro and Challenger owners should be advised: think twice before tangling with that stock-looking Coyote GT.