A project car in your garage can mean a ton of fun; and a project car owned by an aftermarket performance company can be a riot—which is what you’re about to witness with Livernois Motorsports’ latest project car: a 2018 Mustang GT. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Livernois Motorsports, based in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, manufactures and sells aftermarket performance parts for Ford, GM and Chrysler vehicles.
They aren’t new to the game, as they have a pretty complete line of parts, tunes, and packages for several late models. You may remember them from a few months ago when we wrote about their S675 package for the 2015-17 Mustang, which put down an impressive 598 whp and 533 lb/ft of torque on their dyno, so we know that their latest pony car is in good hands.
The car in question is an Oxford White 2018 Mustang GT with what appears to be black interior, and is equipped with Ford’s latest 10-speed automatic transmission. The first thing they did was stick it on their dyno for a baseline run, which ended up at 395 hp at the wheels with 372 lb/ft of torque.
Not bad for an automatic transmission, as we know that an auto can suck up as much as 15% of the power generated. We’re assuming that the rest of the car is standard-faire Mustang GT.
So, what’s next? Well, a whole lot, that’s for sure. We’re sure they’ll build it up to an S675 package and far beyond. But don’t forget; Livernois is also a full service shop. That means that they have the freedom to install everything there, as well as have access to all of their inventory, including tuners, exhaust, and even engines, which they’re capable of building themselves. The sky’s the limit!
So, if you’d like to keep tabs on what Livernois is up to check them out on their YouTube channel for periodic updates, and to see if you can guess how much horsepower their individual mods are going to add. The Mustang is getting a tune; how much increase in power do you think? Join in and comment!
Living in Richmond, Tx, PJ Rentie has been in the automotive industry for more than 30 years. This former Assistant Editor at Vette Magazine also spent time with companies like NOS, Edelbrock, Hillbank Motorsports, Classic Industries, and was an automotive instructor for Cypress College for ten years. In his spare time, PJ hopes to one day bring his Fox Body Mustang out of the back yard and back onto the street!