Modifying a Mustang to be capable of producing over one-thousand horsepower is nothing new, but doing so with the 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the Mustang EcoBoost is a feat that few would dare to dream up much less have the expertise to undertake.
Enter Kenny Duttweiler who is considered by many to be one of the top engine builders in the business and holds the world’s fastest internal combustion-powered land-speed-record. He also built the fastest small block Chevy in history and will be attempting to do the same with the EcoBoost Mustang.
As reported by Hot Rod Magazine, Kenny will be upgrading the existing production engine with a series of progressively larger turbos and aftermarket cams and at some point “move to aftermarket direct-injection engine-management systems currently under development. Ford Racing will also have a racing block and heads.”
First up for this ongoing project is a larger Borg-Warner turbo that Duttweiler has already built an adapter to bolt onto the 2.3-liter integrated cylinder head/exhaust manifold assembly.
Stay tuned to Ken Duttweiler’s 1100-horsepower EcoBoost Mustang project as it is sure to be a test bed for future direct-injection tech and push the envelope for future EcoBoost Mustang development.