The Ford Racing Coyote engine is fairly new to the aftermarket, so when we see it being used in a project car – tastefully – it gets our attention. While at the SEMA 2013 show in Las Vegas, Nevada, last week we spotted this 1990 Ford Mustang Coupe by Creations n’ Chrome sporting an all-new, 5.0L Aluminator crate engine. Much to our surprise, it also had a belt-driven centrifugal supercharger boosting the power numbers. A mind-boggling concept brought to life right in front of our eyes. Of course, we got all of the details and particulars, which we’ve added below. Read more to learn how it was accomplished.
As huge fans of Fox-body Mustangs, it should come as no surprise that we’re bringing you pictures and details of this beastly 1990 Ford Mustang Coupe. With 855hp and 667lb-ft of torque on tap, this early ‘90s ‘Stang is no ordinary ponycar. The car has a front-mid engine layout; the 5.0L coyote was relocated 17-inches back from its factory location, putting it behind the front axle for better weight distribution.
With the Ford Racing 5.0L Aluminator crate engine planted firmly between the fenders, Creations n’ Chrome added a Vortech V-7 JT Centrifugal Supercharger set at 17.5psi. That’s not all either; a Holley Billet Dominator fuel pump adds plenty of fuel to boost-friendly 9.5:1 Mahle slugs and rotating assembly. To keep temperatures in check, a Nitrous Express N-tercooler system was installed to spray nitrous over the intercooler to reduce air inlet temperatures.
Behind the engine sits a G Force GF-5R 5-speed transmission that handles all the tree stump-pulling torque. A RPS Performance BC3 Clutch, with a billet pressure plate and triple, carbon-fiber clutch discs, help keeps the engine and transmission working together. A set of Borla stainless long tube headers connected to an X-pipe that feeds into a pair of XR-1 mufflers helps take the fumes out back.
Currently, the 1990 Ford Mustang “Top Notch” races on a custom, race-tube chassis that weighs 700lbs. A JME Enterprises SLA suspension sits upfront up front and a Creations n’ Chrome custom three-link suspension is out back. A custom, Lee Manufacturing 2003 Ford Mustang Cobra power steering rack helps the car turn on a dime. Hotchkis S197 Mustang adjustable control arms, attached to Eibach coilover springs and JRi double adjustable remote reservoir coilover shocks, keep the ride smooth.
Providing the necessary stopping power are Wilwood Superlite six-piston calipers upfront, and four-piston Wilwood calipers in the rear. A Wilwood brake and clutch pedal system, with remote master cylinders, complete the setup. The braking rig is neatly hidden behind HRE C100 wheels, 18x11-inch upfront, and 18x13-inch in the rear. Keeping the Mustang planted to the ground are Toyo Proxes R888 tires, P295/30/18 in the front, and P335/30/18 in the rear.
The interior of the Mustang features a Creations n’ Chrome rollcage and sheet metal work. Also inside, the Mustang has Sparco seats, wiring harness, and steering wheel. Polycarbonate windows were installed to lighten the car. A Fuel Safe, 15-gallon fuel cell helps to feed the Coyote engine, while a Long Shifter handle helps the driver control the shifting.
Outside the car, Late Model Restoration supplied the headlights, taillights, factory trim, and rear bumper cover. Motor City Solutions provided the carbon-fiber front fascia, hood, doors, and rear deck lid. A set of Maier Racing front and rear carbon-fiber fenders keep the car a paltry 2,400lbs. 1.5-inch fender flares were added to the rear to allow for larger tires. APR Performance carbon honeycomb wind-splitter, rocker extensions, diffuser, Formula GT3 mirrors, and GT-250 carbon-fiber wing make the ponycar more aerodynamic.
This 1990 Ford Mustang “Top Notch” project car built by Creations n’ Chrome, is by far one of the coolest Fox-bodys we saw during the SEMA 2013 show. We were extremely impressed by the design and ingenuity of this car. Moving the firewall back and then squeezing an enormous supercharger in this small car was no easy task. Come race day, the weight and power behind this ‘Stang will certainly be a force to reckon with on the track. Stay tuned, if we find a video of this car tacking corners, we’ll be sure to share it right here.
- Front-mid layout (engine sits 17-inches back from factory placement, behind the front axle)
- Ford Racing 5.0L Aluminator crate engine
- Vortech V-7 JT Centrifugal Supercharger set at 17.5psi
- BV-57 Bypass Valve
- 9.5:0:1 compression ratio
- Mahle forged pistons
- Manley H-beam rods
- Holley Billet Dominator Fuel pump
- Ron Davis radiator
- Nitrous Express “N-tercooler” system
- 855hp and 667lb-ft of torque
- G Force GF-5R 5 speed transmission
- RPS Performance BC3 Clutch
- Billet cover with triple carbon-fiber discs
- Borla stainless long tube headers
- XR-1 mufflers
- Custom race tube chassis that weighs 700lbs, total weight is 2,400lbs
- Lee Manufacturing custom-valved 2003 Cobra power steering rack
- Eibach Coilover springs
- JRi double adjustable remote reservoir coil over shocks
- JME Enterprises SLA suspension upfront
- Creations n’ Chrome custom three-link suspension outback
- Hotchkis S197 Mustang adjustable control arms
- Wilwood Superlite six-piston calipers upfront, four-piston in the rear
- Wilwood clutch/brake pedals with remote master cylinders
Wheels / Tires:
- HRE C100 18x11/18x13-inch front/rear wheels
- Toyo Proxes R888 P295/30/18 front, P335/30/18 rear
- Creations n’ Chrome rollcage
- Sparco seats, harnesses, and steering wheel
- Fuel Safe 15-gallon fuel Cell
- Long Shifter handle
Paint / Body:
- Late Model Restoration headlights, taillights, factory trim, and rear bumper cover
- Motor City Solutions carbon-fiber front fascia, hood, doors, and rear deck lid
- Maier Racing front and rear carbon-fiber fenders with 1.5-inch flares
- Creations n’ Chrome sheet metal work
- APR Performance carbon honeycomb wind-splitter, rocker extensions, diffuser, Formula GT3 mirrors, and GT-250 carbon-fiber wing
- Polycarbonate windows