Twenty years ago, a new Ford Mustang GT would leave the dealership lot with no more than 215 horsepower on tap. Today, the 5.0-powered Mustang GT makes twice as much horsepower. And, despite being significantly heavier, it is in every way a superior performance car to its predecessors. It also enables owners to travel exponentially faster than the posted speed limit, as a teenager in Oklahoma proved after being clocked at an astounding 208 mph by a state trooper.
How the hell did he get his Mustang to even go that fast?
Barring the obvious idiocy of driving any car at triple-digit speeds on public roads, we’re left wondering what was done to Hector’s 2011 Mustang GT to approach such speeds. Ford electronically limits the Mustang to 149 mph from the factory, although that is an easy enough roadblock to remove. From our research on Mustang forums, the general consensus is a stock Mustang can easily travel at 160 mph without the speed limiter, and with a handful of mods 170 mph is doable.
But that still leaves almost a 40 mph deficit… Though Hector’s Mustang was supposedly equipped with a nitrous setup, we remain skeptical that is enough to make up such a big difference. (Just think about all the engineering that Ford put into the 2013 Shelby GT500 to push it that fast.)
Regardless, all that speed wasn’t enough for Hector to escape the police. After initially being clocked at 84 mph, Hector attempted to ditch law enforcement by hammering the gas pedal to the floor. Unfortunately for him, another officer was stationed up the road. That trooper was, thankfully, able to pull over and arrest Hector without incident. The young man is now facing charges of reckless driving and attempting to elude, which could see the teenager forfeiting his license and his car.
A better punishment would be forcing him drive around in a Toyota Prius for the next few years, don’t you think?