We first got a look at Marty Ochs’ 2.3-liter, EcoBoost-swapped 1987 Mustang at Foxtoberfest last October. Admittedly in the just-finished stage at that time, we were still impressed by this coupe. In fact, it made our Top 10 list in the number four spot in a field of over 500 foxes. The car recently took the trip to Gear Head Tuning in Bryan, Texas, for a turn on the dyno to get the EcoBoost powerplant dialed in.
Once there and tuned, the Mo’s Speed Shop-built machine put down an impressive 392 horsepower and 367 lb-ft of torque at 5,700 RPM. That’s an impressive number for a little EcoBoost engine, and what you might expect from a robust small-block.
With the turbocharged engine, this car has to be a rocketship on the street, and Marty has plans to take the car to the track to see what it will do on the quarter mile when spring and warmer weather arrives. Hopefully we can catch it in our camera at an event and on track in 2018.