What Does a Cummins Twin-Turbo Diesel Engine Do in a Ford Mustang?
Diesel-powered ‘Smoke-Stang’ is a controversial way to modify a Mustang, that’s for sure
Ford’s 5.0-liter “Coyote” V8 is a very good engine and delivers plenty of performance in the latest Ford Mustang. But, as you’d guess from the billowing black smoke, this one was transplanted with a piece of diesel. The unusual creation was forged by YouTuber Westen Champlin, the nat-asp V8 having been replaced by a 5.9-liter I6 Cummins diesel engine sourced from American trucks and school buses, complete with a chimney.
Despite the huge displacement of the diesel engine, it originally produced around 227 bhp, which was clearly not good enough for Champlin. With the help of a twin-turbocharged system from Evil Fab Performance, the YouTuber claims the aptly named “Smoke-stang” now produces between 1,000 and 1,300 horsepower.
We don’t know why you’d do that transplant, but the most recent video uploaded by Champlin shows the diesel Mustang using its obscene amounts of torque to easily tow an old motorboat. We think a Ford F-150 would have been a smarter choice for towing, but Westen’s Mustang will definitely stand out from the truck crowd on American roads. Especially with all the black, acrid smoke billowing from the chimney.
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The YouTuber also put the Mustang through its paces on the drag strip, clocking a quarter-mile time of 13.2 seconds, which is 1.1 seconds slower than a regular V8 GT Mustang.
We’re not exactly the biggest coal-rolling fans, and we’d rather see this insane project build without black clouds of smoke billowing from the engine-mounted exhaust. But there’s no doubt that this Mustang is one of the craziest home builds we’ve ever seen.