Even grandma can take this car down the track and run a 10-second pass. — Willie Diaz, MAK Performance
Terry “Beefcake” Reeves previously held the record with a nitrous-assisted 10.89 at 129 mph, but as the aftermarket has more time learning these cars, those e.t.’s will drop like they are hot. That was definitely the case with the MAK Mustang that quickly moved to a ProCharger P-1X, which we documented for you here. Since then, Willie and Adrian Gomez at MAK have worked tirelessly to learn, make more power, and run quicker.
In addition to those hardware and tuning enhancements, the MAK 2018 runs at the drag strip on JMS 17-inch drag wheels and Mickey Thompson rubber, which allows the car to put down well over 650 horsepower with the car set in Normal mode.
“The car is as smooth as silk going down the track,” he laughed. “Even grandma can take this car down the track and run a 10-second pass.”
They might want to put grandma behind the wheel, as this 10-second 2018 is a full-weight street car right down to the optional spare tire in the trunk. If that wasn’t enough, Adrian, who drove at the drag strip clocks in at 350 pounds, so the hot shoe is no lightweight race jockey.
“We have been twice to the track already and we have steadily improved on both e.t. and mph,” Willie said. “We know with some more work on the tune, especially the transmission aspect, that we will be able to run a 10.60 with that top speed. But, of course, that is not our benchmark. It is simply the next step.”
It will be fun to see just how quick this supercharged street car can run, so stay tuned.