Gone are the days when achieving close to 800 horsepower necessitated substantial financial investment and the forfeiture of new-car warranties. Ford has decisively moved past that paradigm by recently introducing a supercharger kit for its 2024 Mustang GT. This new addition elevates the power output of the vehicle’s 5.0-liter V-8 engine from the standard 480 horsepower (or 486 horsepower when equipped with the optional active exhaust system) to a promised minimum of 800 horsepower. The final tuning process is underway, with the commercial release slated for 2024. The kit will be compatible with both automatic and manual transmission options.
Overview of Ford Mustang’s New Offering
Ford officially presented this supercharger kit at the 2023 SEMA show and it will join the continually growing Ford Performance Parts portfolio. The automaker has confirmed that the kit complies with its own Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) durability standards and comes with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty when installed by an authorized dealer or ASE-certified technician. Additionally, the kit will meet CARB compliance standards.
The kit itself is composed of a 3.0-liter Whipple twin-screw supercharger, a high-flow intercooler pump with an air-to-water intercooler and a large heat exchanger, as well as high-flow fuel injectors, billet high-flow fuel rails, a high-flow intake, and a 92-mm throttle body. A Tomahawk V2 flash tool is also included as part of the package.
Ford Performance FP800 Supercharger Kit
Earlier this year, Ford launched a similar but less potent supercharger kit, rated at 700 horsepower, for the F-150 model.
The newest supercharger kit will be available either as a standalone product or coupled with chassis enhancements under a separate package termed the FP800S kit. This additional package, previewed at the SEMA show with the Mustang FP800S concept vehicle, incorporates the aforementioned supercharger kit along with a half-shaft upgrade kit and a lowered suspension system. Optional add-ons include a Borla cat-back exhaust system and a selection of carbon-fiber aerodynamic components.
While the pricing details for both the supercharger and FP800S kits are yet to be released, it may be useful to note that a 750-horsepower supercharger kit for the earlier generation of Mustang GT starts at $8,500 through Ford Performance.
Ford also disclosed that it is in the process of developing a distinct supercharger kit for the Mustang Dark Horse, a variant featuring a slightly enhanced version of the 5.0-liter V-8 engine, known colloquially as the Coyote. Information regarding this Dark Horse-specific supercharger kit is expected to be made public in the near term.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Ford 2024 Mustang GT Supercharger Kit
What is the significance of the new supercharger kit for the 2024 Ford Mustang GT?
The newly unveiled supercharger kit boosts the 2024 Ford Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter V-8 engine to a minimum of 800 horsepower, up from the stock 480 horsepower. This represents a notable advancement in terms of power output without requiring an expensive third-party modification.
When was the supercharger kit announced and where?
The supercharger kit was officially introduced at the 2023 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show, a leading automotive aftermarket event.
What does the supercharger kit include?
The kit comprises a 3.0-liter Whipple twin-screw supercharger, an air-to-water intercooler with a high-flow intercooler pump and oversized heat exchanger, high-flow fuel injectors, billet high-flow fuel rails, a high-flow intake, and a 92-mm throttle body. A Tomahawk V2 flash tool is also part of the package.
Is the kit compatible with both manual and automatic transmissions?
Yes, the supercharger kit has been designed to be compatible with both manual and automatic transmission options for the 2024 Ford Mustang GT.
Does the kit come with a warranty?
Ford offers a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty on the supercharger kit, provided it is installed by an authorized Ford dealer or an ASE-certified technician.
Is the supercharger kit CARB compliant?
Yes, Ford has confirmed that the supercharger kit meets the California Air Resources Board (CARB) compliance standards.
Are there any other similar kits offered by Ford?
Earlier in the year, Ford introduced a 700-horsepower supercharger kit for the F-150 model. Moreover, Ford has indicated it is working on another kit specifically for the Mustang Dark Horse variant.
What are the pricing details for the supercharger kit?
Pricing details for the supercharger kit have not been released yet. However, for reference, a similar 750-horsepower kit for the previous generation Mustang GT is available starting at $8,500.
Is the kit part of Ford’s official performance parts range?
Yes, the supercharger kit will be a part of the expanding Ford Performance Parts portfolio, ensuring it meets Ford’s own Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) durability standards.
More about Ford 2024 Mustang GT Supercharger Kit
- Ford Official Website
- 2023 SEMA Show
- California Air Resources Board (CARB) Compliance
- Ford Performance Parts
- Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification
- Whipple Superchargers
- Borla Exhaust Systems
- Ford F-150 Official Page
- Ford Mustang Dark Horse