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2018-09-11 08:15
Ford Mustang supercharged

Image: Motorpress

A highly-evolved version of RGMotorsport’s Ford Mustang GT Supercharged stomped its authority at Tuner Wars, Tarlton’s annual fast car fest.

Gauteng came alive on September 8 as nearly 100 of South Africa’s fastest straight-liners gathered to show their pace and traction, with SA’s best tuners and modifiers taking up the challenge.

Mission accomplished

At the forefront of the action was RGMotorsport’s mega-horsepower muscle car, completed recently for V8 enthusiast Renier Ackerman.

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With the sun setting after a cool and windy day, Renier had the official results in his hands: a best run of 11.62 seconds with a terminal speed of 192.2km/h!

ford mustang supercharger

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It was a case of mission accomplished and the boot was loaded up and the car driven home to Bloem, having completed 10 runs without missing a beat.

Come Monday morning, it was Marinda Ackerman's turn at the wheel, as the bright yellow muscle car is her daily driver; needless to say, she’s got something of a reputation on the city’s school run.

'There's a solution'

RGMotorsport founder Rob Green gives some background to the upgrade: "Renier bought the car new and came to us some months back saying he was tired of being bested by even mildly tweaked hot hatches. ‘Don’t worry,’ we said, ‘there’s a solution!’."

Ford Mustang burnout

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The RGMotorsport solution is a bolt-on Whipple supercharger upgrade and in this case, it also has a boost upgrade (achieved through varying the pulley sizes) and water-methanol injection to drop the temperature of the intake mix.

Horsepower – and it seems right to quote an American measure – is in the region of 800. Metrically-speaking, that’s 600kW…

Ford Mustang supercharged

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RGMotorsport also used the Tarlton event to verify performance numbers and the Video VBOX datalogger recorded a 0 – 100km/h sprint of 3.8 seconds and was slightly faster than the official times on the quarter-mile: 11.6 on the button and exiting at 195.7. But whichever set of numbers you prefer to use, this is one fast 1.8-tonne car. 

The Standard RGmotorsport Mustang Supercharged upgrade costs R225 500 (including full exhaust and a six-month/20 000km warranty), with a number of add-ons available, including a two-year 75 000km warranty.

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