The moment you have all been waiting for - the first dyno of Project Mercury rising! Check out the dyno results for this Coyote Swapped 1985 ASC McLaren.
For this dyno article we will turn our attention to our 1985 ASC McLaren. This vehicle is part of our Project Mercury Rising Series and we can't wait to see how much power it makes to the rear tires with the Ford Performance Gen 2 Coyote Crate Engine. This crate engine is rated at 430 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque at the flywheel. It also includes a T56 Magnum Transmission which is a 6-Speed gearbox and they also include the control module for this kit so that you can make all of the goodies function. Check out our What Is An ASC McLaren Article to learn more about this extremely rare vehicle.
This dyno will be made in 4th gear which is the 1:1 ratio for the T56 Transmission with gas being filled with 93 Octane Fuel.
Here are the results! This coyote engine cranked out 428 horsepower @ 6500 RPMs and 390 lb-ft of torque @ 4300 RPMs. This is extremely close to those flywheel-rated numbers and that of course is to the rear tire. A little performance history on the '85 ASC McLaren Capris was there was a pushrod 302 which turned out 210 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. So with modern advancements and much better technology, this one-off Capri now makes 220 more horsepower and 122 more lb-ft of torque than its pushrod counterparts. We hope this dyno gave you some more insight into just what these iconic ASC McLaren's can do. As always keep a lookout for more dyno articles and videos right here at LMR.com. Shop our Fox Body Mustang Parts below!
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In episode 1 of Mercury Rising, we take a look at the history of the ASC McLaren and how this Fox Body has found its way to LMR employee Ted Vaughn. Follow along weekly as we take you through this Fox Body restoration project that will bring new life into this ASC McLaren. more
In episode 2 of Mercury Rising, we strip down the ASC McLaren and drop it off at C&C Collision for some much needed body work. Mercury Rising gets some much needed new body parts and a fresh coat of primer. more
In episode 3 of Mercury Rising, we take the car to a remote location to get the car buttoned up before it heads off to paint. The ASC underwent a full 5.0Resto hardware restoration to ensure that everything is back to factory specs. more
In episode 4 of Mercury Rising, we get the ASC McLaren onto a rotisserie and deliver to the paint booth. Check out the beautiful color that was laid on every part of this Fox Body. more
In episode 5 of Mercury Rising, the Capri takes a trip to a local body shop to get the last bit of body work it needs before paint. With a fresh coat of paint, the ASC heads back to the hideout for the full restoration. more
In episode 6 of Mercury Rising, we pick up where we left off after installing the front windshield and rear bubble glass. All new components were added to the vehicle to really modernize the ASC McLaren. The car was outfitted with a custom set of one-off wheels for the icing on the cake on the exterior. more
In episode 7 of Mercury Rising, the ASC McLaren gets the final touches before being prepped for the grand reveal. Last minute touches included finishing up the interior, a new custom splitter, exhaust, and much more! more
In episode 8 of Project Mercury Rising, the fully restored ASC McLaren is revealed to Uncle Ted. Family, friends, and LMR employees help to surprise Ted with the car and he takes it on it's maiden voyage. more
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