Medusa Cobra Mustang Delivers 8s Quarter Mile Passes with Ford GT Cylinder Heads

When you come across a rising drag strip star that goes by the name of Medusa Cobra, you expect things to be extreme, but the Mustang in the video below can blow your expectations to pieces.
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Built by VooDoo Racing, a Las Vegas-based crew that got together back in 2006, this is a Ford that aims for 8-second passes.

Under the hood, we find a built and stroked 4.6-liter V8 that comes with all sorts of tech goodies, Ford GT cylinder heads included. Nevertheless, most of the credit for the car's muscle goes to an 88mm turbo that sees the guys and gals behind the project playing with the boost level all day long.

The output of the contraption sits somewhere in the 1,100 hp area, while the V8 works with a Powerglide tranny.

As it sometimes happens with this sort of build, the project had been completed just before it showed up at its first series of races, one that saw the crew taking the Mustang on a 25-hour trip to the drag strip.

However, the build didn't include a wheelie bar, which might have been a mistake. As you'll be able to see in the piece of footage below, it took the team quite a few runs to stop the rear end from acting as a device for touching the surface of the track.

In fact, the parachute arms acted like a wheelie bar, saving the rear bumper from being destroyed. As we mentioned above, the goal, at least for the beginning, was an 8s pass. While the first attempts saw the 'Stang pulling insane wheelies and drawing the public's attention, they were far from the target. However, all the tweaking and the careful driving paid out in the end, as you'll be able to see in the clip.

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