The MAHLE Mustang, the grand prize for the MAHLE Aftermarket “Drive With the Original” Promotion, is completed and ready for one lucky technician to win on October 31, at the 2017 Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.
The initial step in the modification of the 2017 Mustang at Petty’s Garage in Randleman, NC, was the removal and disassembly of the 5.0-liter engine. All parts were inspected and the engine was reassembled with aftermarket parts specifically constructed to handle the increased power. This rebuilt engine has been dyno-tested in excess of 1,000 horsepower in full competition mode.
In June 2008 Petty’s Garage, a Level Cross, NC-based company, was born to begin restorations on racecar chassis from owner Richard Petty’s private collection. Petty’s Garage is currently bringing “The King’s” winning tradition to a wide variety of high-performance automobiles from production-based Richard Petty Signature Series to custom builds and restorations. Petty’s Garage is a high performance speed shop focused on spectacular performance automobiles.
In addition to using MAHLE Original gaskets throughout, the MAHLE Mustang features other MAHLE Aftermarket parts including oil and air filters, thermal management components, and Clevite engine bearings. The high boost pressure from the twin turbocharger required MAHLE to forge custom pistons for the engine.
Petty’s Garage applied a custom MAHLE blue paint scheme to the exterior and specially modified the suspension, spoiler and interior. Upgraded, high-performance wheels and tires complete the package.
The Petty team built the twin-turbo power plant for this beast using the stock Ford Coyote engine block – but with a number of significant upgrades.
“The MAHLE Ford Mustang is a real showcase for MAHLE Original gaskets and other MAHLE parts,” said Jon Douglas, General Manager, MAHLE Aftermarket North America. “It was a pleasure working with Petty’s Garage to pull this kind of power from an OE engine.”
The “Drive with the Original” promotion runs to October 1, 2017. Four finalists will be randomly selected from all entries to receive an all-expense paid trip for two to AAPEX in Las Vegas. The “Original,” Richard Petty, will be present when the finalists select a key fob – one of which will start the grand prize MAHLE Ford Mustang from Petty’s Garage.
In addition to the grand prize, over 2,400 instant win prizes will be awarded, including Richard Petty Driving Experiences, autographed Richard Petty signature Charlie 1 Horse cowboy hats and autographed #43 die-cast model cars.Information on entering the “Drive With The Original” Promotion is available on specially marked MAHLE Original gasket boxes. Complete information about the “Drive with the Original” promotion, including official rules, terms and conditions, can be found at www.drivewiththeoriginal.com.
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