Ford Performance Adds Supercharger Kit for ‘24 Mustang; 800 Horsepower “At Least”November 1, 2023
The aftermarket support surrounding the Ford Mustang has always been a key selling point for enthusiasts. With a vast selection of performance and appearance parts to choose from, it’s easy (albeit not so easy on the wallet) to make your new Mustang stand out from the herd.
Yep, we’re already starting with the pony puns, but can you blame us? It’s too easy– just as easy as it is to give your Mustang an extra punch off the line, as is the case here. Buyers of the 2024 Mustang GT will be able to pick up a new Whipple supercharger, bringing their 5.0 up to “at least” 800 horsepower.
The 6th-generation Whipple is a 3.0-liter, twin-screw supercharger, and it serves as the headlining act; however, applying forced induction to your ride is more than just that. Therefore, Ford Performance includes all the necessary supporting hardware. This means high flow fuel injectors and fuel rails, an oversized heat exchanger and high flow intercooler pump, a 92mm throttle body, 120mm dual air intakes with matching filters, and a Tomahawk V2 flash tool.
“The Ford Performance supercharger kit means more power and more excitement for Mustang owners,” product manager Michael Goodwin said. “With at least 800 horsepower, this Ford Performance option takes the already-powerful Ford Mustang GT to an extreme level that should satisfy even the most demanding driver.”
Whether you opted for the 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic, this kit is compatible. Even better still, Ford is offering a 3-year, 36,000 miles warranty with it, provided it’s installed by a dealer or an ASE-certified technician. And can you believe it’s CARB compliant (‘CARB’ standing for ‘California Air Resources Board’)?
That’s a lot of giddy up for your Mustang, even beating out the 760 horsepower produced by the most recent GT500’s supercharged 5.2-liter V8. For buyers of the Dark Horse, the performance spec model currently residing at the top of the Mustang lineup, have no fear, as Ford Performance plans on releasing a DH-specific supercharger kit “in the near future.”
If you’re fortunate enough to attend this year’s SEMA show, you can check out the supercharger kit firsthand, as well as a new FP800S concept package. Using a ‘24 Mustang GT coupe as the foundation, the FP800S adds the 800 horsepower supercharger and incorporates a half-shaft upgrade and a street lowering kit. For a little more volume, a Borla Extreme cat-back exhaust with 5.0-inch tips can be added; and for a more performance aesthetic, carbon fiber aero elements.
Ford is yet to confirm pricing for any of this, but we should know more soon considering a planned release sometime beginning in 2024.