Brian Devilbiss Sets Record in Evolution Performance Mustang

Brian Devilbiss Sets Record in Evolution Performance Mustang

Brian Devilbiss has a long history of breaking records with his Street Outlaw/x275 2013 Shelby GT500 built by Evolution Performance. The car is widely regarded as the first 2013 Shelby GT500 to achieve nine and eight second passes using a factory 6-Speed manual transmission and the first to achieve seven and six second passes in Street Outlaw/x275 trim. It only seemed fitting to continue working with Evolution Performance to set more records in his 2019 10-speed automatic Mustang GT.

“We wanted to build an extremely fast street car using parts your average customer could obtain,” said Fred Cook of Evolution Performance. He added they had less than seven days to build it.

The result is a car that not only looks great but performs even better, right out of the gate. Devilbiss put down a 8.72-second pass at 158 mph, making it the lowest ET mark for a supercharged Gen 3 Coyote engine to date, plus it still has a stock engine.

Cook began the build by adding an Edelbrock 2650 supercharger, purchased with a gift certificate Devilbiss won at the EATON TVS Supercharger Throwdown at the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals back in April.

“Edelbrock Superchargers were not well known for racing, but key changes to the design lead by Nick Purciello of Edelbrock Performance changed all that, and this car proves it,” Cook said.

The supercharger received a complete CNC port job and a 112mm throttle body from Kong Performance. American Racing Solutions developed a 10-Rib Belt System with input from Cook exclusively for Evolution Performance, which was also added.The system utilizes an air-to-water intercooler fitted with a larger PNR Welding ice tank and high-flowing EMP intercooler pump.

With an increase of incoming air thanks to the Edelbrock 2650 TVS supercharger, Evolution Performance needed to add more fuel to match. Opting to run Sunoco E85R ethanol-based fuel, the team installed a Fore Innovations L2 triple pump drop-in and return-style fuel system while Injector Dynamics ID1300 fuel injectors replaced the original equipment squiters.

On the front end, Evolution Performance installed billet oil pump gears from Ford Performance and a new chain drive system composed of Ford Performance crank sprocket, heavy-duty primary chain, and primary/secondary tensioners, billet secondary tensioner bracket, and Accufab heavy-duty secondary timing chains to ensure durability with boost.

Other engine upgrades include UPR Products catch can kit and Brisk Racing RR12S spark plugs.

The car received an upgraded exhaust system composed of long-tube headers from Stainless Works with 2-inch primary tubes and 3-inch collectors. The car sits atop a set of Weld Racing S70 wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson rubber, complemented by front and rear Baer SS4+ “2.0” drag brakes.

The A10 transmission was upgraded with Mcleod 10R80 clutches and steel plates in addition to a Circle D Specialties 245mm converter and upgraded 3.5-inch aluminum driveshaft from G-Force Engineering.

The rear end received stiffer bushings and other adjustable components from BMR Suspension to keep things stable during the launch while double-adjustable Viking Crusader rear shocks control axle movement. Up front, the Mustang makes use of a Steeda drag race spec front K-member with Viking Crusader struts.

The result has been a best of 1.28 sixty-foot from the 3,850-pound machine, using a special second gear launch.

Jon Lund Jr. of Lund Racing created the drag racing spec tune that would enable the car to launch in 2nd gear. It turned out first gear had a ratio that was too steep to run with the Roots-style supercharger under the hood.

But the car is far from finished. “We will be racing it June 28th – 30th at the 19th Annual NMRA Ford Motorsport Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in the Modified Street Class. After that race, the car will be getting some chassis upgrades and a built sleeved GEN 3 Coyote engine from MPR Racing Engines” Cook said.

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