The MAHLE Ford Mustang will be a real showcase for MAHLE Original gaskets and other MAHLE parts. — Jon Douglas, MAHLE
The one-of-a-kind build, which is taking place at Petty’s Garage in Randleman, North Carolina, will be the grand prize awarded at the 2017 AAPEX Show in Las Vegas, taking place from October 31 – November 2.
The design team at Petty’s Garage is taking a stock 2017 Mustang GT and completely rebuilding the 5.0 liter engine using MAHLE Original parts including MAHLE Original gaskets which will be capable of handling the Mustangs increase in performance.
“The MAHLE Ford Mustang will be a real showcase for MAHLE Original gaskets and other MAHLE parts, “said Jon Douglas, General Manager, MAHLE Aftermarket North America. “With the kind of power Petty’s Garage will be pulling from that engine, you want the race-bred technology of MAHLE parts inside.”
The engine will also require MAHLE to forge custom pistons in anticipation of the newly installed twin-turbo engine reaching power levels up to 1,000 horsepower in full competition mode. For more on the Mustang and the contest, you can visit the official site here.