That’s right—the engineers over at Ford Racing did some experimenting with three new 2015 Mustangs. And in this case, the 2.3L Ecoboost model stole the show.

While V8 die-hards are undoubtedly more interested in Ford Racing’s two GTs—a naturally aspirated version that clocked 11.77 seconds, and a supercharged version that hit 10.97—the four-cylinder EcoBoost exceeded everyone’s expectations. Outfitted with only a subframe kit, half-shaft kit, driveshaft loops, custom exhaust, roll cage, bucket seat, and Ford Racing engine calibration, the EcoBoost Mustang registered a 12.56-second pass.

Check out more details on all three cars and watch them all run through their paces at the dragstrip here:

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.