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DANIEL CARVALHO'S2012 Ford MustangEcoBoost V6 2dr Coupe (3.5L GTDI 6cyl 6M)

Daniel Carvalho's 2012 Ford Mustang EcoBoost V6 2dr Coupe (3.5L GTDI 6cyl 6M)
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DANIEL CARVALHO'S

2012 Ford Mustang

EcoBoost V6 2dr Coupe (3.5L GTDI 6cyl 6M)

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Vehicle Summary

What started out as a completely base model Mustang with no options at all has quickly turned into something very different.

Specs
Horsepower500+ HP
Torque600+ LB-FT
Curb Weight3300 LB
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
Engine Size3.5 L
Transmission TypeManual
Top Speed185? MPH
MPG (City/Highway)18/28 MPG

The Story

I bought this car in April 2015 because my Saabaru had been a problem child from day one and I was tired of having an unreliable, high miles, modified car. I originally set out to buy a new Focus ST, but ended up driving an EcoBoost Mustang Premium Performance Pack at the dealer and deciding it was the car for me. The only problem was I didn't have the money to buy it with a sticker price over 30k. I then found this car lightly used, 3 years old and only one owner and decided it would be a good temporary vehicle until I could afford the 2015. I knew next to nothing about Mustangs when I bought it (coming from Volvos, Subarus, and old Chevys before) but I wanted to modify it just a bit, so I bought some LCAs and a Panhard rod. I was so pleased with the results that I just kept buying parts for it.

Eventually I decided it needed more power than full bolt-ons could offer. I looked into superchargers and turbo kits for it and even bought and installed a used turbo kit before deciding it needed something more. I heard about a few people swapping the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 into other vehicles and learned that Ford was about to provide fulls support for it as a drop in crate motor. That sounded perfect, so I set out to swap it in. After several months of working on it I had it back on the road with it's new engine. With little more than a dyno tune, this beast of a truck motor put out 435whp and 532wtq! I was very happy with that at the time, especially that mountain of torque that kicked in right away.

I daily drove the car for about a year and I started tracking the car on occasion. While it did pretty well, it felt compromised due to it's stock interior and mild suspension. That's when I decided I wanted something more yet again. I bought an RSX to daily drive and set out to create a hard core track machine. It will forever be a work in progress, and I hope to continue tracking it and  improving it in the coming years.

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[]Jameel Hakeem 1 point

I don't really like v6 mustangs or camaros and stuff like that but the way you did yours change my view on things

[]Daniel Carvalho 1 point

Thanks! I never used to like them either but it grew on me haha.

[]Ryan Brenner 1 point

Great job on the piping. That car must be fast!

[]Daniel Carvalho 1 point

Thanks!

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