Love it or hate, Xecution needs this G-Stream wing to keep the rear of the very non-aerodynamic ’66 body pushed down at the high speeds it can reach on track. Filip can remove it for street driving, however.
The interior walks the line...
The interior walks the line between vintage and modern race car while still feeling inviting. Floor-mounted Titlon pedals require the seat to be moved back roughly 12 inches, and the dash is a Racepak UDX flanked by Auto Meter gauges. Everything is controlled either via the switch panel on the console or the buttons on the steering wheel.
Once finished, Xecution caught the attention of Amir Rosenbaum and his crew of racers at Spectre Performance and was invited as a guest in their booth at the 2011 SEMA show. It was a showstopper to say the least, and easily garnered an invite to the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational where Filip drove it to an easy Ninth Place overall finish amid some very stiff competition. On top of all that, Xecution was awarded Best Domestic Car at the Ninth Annual Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) Gran Turismo Awards.
To say the past couple of years have been a whirlwind of long hours and hard work for Filip and his fledgling company is an understatement, but it’s all beginning to pay off. CorteX Racing is getting on its feet, and Filip has never been happier. And all because he embraced his passion for hot rodding his ’66 Mustang and letting it take him where it led. We think all of us could use a bit more of that philosophy in life. Where could your hot rodding passion take you?
Filip Trojanek, San Rafael, CA
Rotating assembly: GM forged
Cylinder heads: ported LS7
Camshafts: GM Grand Am race grind
Valvetrain: hydraulic roller cam, 1.46-inch double springs, titanium retainers, 2.20-inch titanium intake valves, 1.615-inch sodium filled exhaust
Induction: ported GM LS7 intake, ported 90mm throttle body, 90mm mass air sensor
Oiling: stock dry-sump LS7 pan with Aviaid oil control trap door and Peterson 3-gallon tank
Exhaust: CorteX Racing custom headers with 1⅞-inch primary, 3-inch collectors, dual 3-inch to single 4-inch exhaust with Burns Y-pipe, Borla XR1 muffler
Fuel system: 22-gallon Fuel Safe fuel cell, in-tank Bosch 44 racing pump
Ignition: GMPP LS controller, E67 ECM
Cooling: C&R radiator, stock LS water pump, Evans coolant
Output: 568 rear-wheel horsepower at 6,600 rpm, 508 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm
Transmission: Tremec T56 modified for road racing, McLeod Magnum Force twin 8.5-inch disc clutch
Rearend: CorteX Racing cambered (-1.0 degree) full-floating 9-inch with 3.89:1 gears, Truetrac diff, Moser aluminum case
Front suspension: CorteX Racing SLA and removable tubular K-member with CorteX Severe Duty control arms, CorteX antiroll bar, CorteX Radial X spindles, and Ohlins coilovers
Rear Suspension: rear CorteX Racing Watt’s link and adjustable torque arm with Ohlins coilovers
Brakes: 14-inch vented rotors with 6-piston StopTech STR60 calipers up front, 13-inch vented rotors with 4-piston StopTech STR40 calipers in the rear
Wheels: 18x12, CorteX Racing CX-14 Split Spoke front and rear
Tires: 315/30R18 Falken Azenis RT-615K on the street, 335/30R18 Hoosier R6 on the track