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Perhaps the most famous diesel Mustang belongs to Nitrous Xpress owner Mike Wood, who consistently runs 10’s in the ¼ while getting over 30 miles per gallon. These days Mustang owners are looking for any way to stand out from the crowd, and the builder of this diesel-powered beast will certainly stand out at any show or drag race.
The engine is a Cummins inline-six diesel with not one, not two, but three turbochargers. Bearing the body of a SN-95 Mustang, the “CumStang” as it is inappropriately called has already run down the 1/8th mile in 5.63 seconds, which absolutely translates to a single-digit quarter-mile time. Plus it sounds so mean and viscous that there is no mistaking it for anything else.
Keep in mind though, a Cummins diesel engine weighs about 900 pounds by itself. Add on the transmission and fluids and you’re looking at 1,400+ pounds just in the drivetrain. We can tell you right now the stock drivetrain would hold up to that, though there doesn’t appear to be anything “stock” about the CumStang.