Lebanon Ford made headlines last year when it decided to build and sell some high-horsepower Mustangs. For around $50,000, the Dayton, Ohio-area dealer would sell you a 2017 Mustang making 800 horsepower at the wheels. With a bit more cash and some extra parts, that 800 horsepower could become 1,200 horsepower. Now Lebanon Ford is back with its famed Hellion Package and it's being applied to the 2018 Mustang.
Starting at $51,995, Lebanon Ford of Lebanon, Ohio, will sell you a 2018 Mustang equipped with all of the go-fast parts needed to put an 800-horsepower car in your garage. It's called the LFP Hellion, and this mighty pony car packs a twin-turbocharged punch. A pair of 62-millimeter Precision Built turbos with 46-millimeter wastegates help feed more air into the 5.0-liter Coyote V-8.
Lebanon Ford sets the boost pressure at just 7-8 psi and that's enough to see 800 horsepower at the rear wheels. This system can reportedly be turned up to handle up to 30 psi, which would push more than 1,200 horsepower and basically eviscerate the rear rubber. If you're on the hunt for four-figure horsepower, you'll need a few more modifications to your Mustang. They would include a switch to a fuel system ready to handle E35, upgraded half shafts, a new engine tune, and wave goodbye to any powertrain warranty you once enjoyed.
These Hellion Mustangs are built to order. That means a customer can choose his or her options and color combinations before turning the vehicle into a Hellion. For $52k, it's a heck of a deal. You could spend a bit more and get a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, which comes with a full warranty from the factory. Or you could throw the dice and gamble on a Hellion.
It's a heck of a gamble, but it also seems like one Hellion of a car. Did someone say it's Monday pun day?