Q: Outside of an engine rebuild, what can I do to get high-end horsepower rather than the low-end torque inherent with american cars?

asked by on

I bought my Mustang, (first car) back in June. I searched for a V6 because I am personally more interested in tuners than the muscle car scene. I soon realized that the high-rev capability present in a lot of Japanese cars is just not there with my Mustang, and I need that high-end power to get the most out of a turbocharging assembly. Do you have any suggestions as to how I could reframe my engine in that way? Thanks!!

Gavin

My car has 191000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hello.

Due to the design of the engine, there’s not much that can be done, aside from completely rebuilding the engine, to achieve high rpm power. Typically V layout engines are designed to provide low end torque and a smooth power band.

The best thing you can do to increase high rpm power is do anything you can to provide better airflow into the engine, as well as a custom tune that will provide adequate fuel and timing to get high rpm power.

If you need help with upgrading your vehicle, consider YourMechanic, as one of our mobile technicians can come to your home or office to service your vehicle. Best of luck.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Outside of an engine rebuild, what can I do to get high-end horsepower rather than the low-end torque inherent with american cars?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Emission issue causing car to run poorly.

Hello. If the engine in your car is not running properly then that will typically cause it to fail an emissions test. If the check engine light is on then you should have the computer scanned for codes to see...

Q: How much oil needs to leak into an Alternator to cause the Alternator to go bad

It would be difficult to say exactly how much oil it would take to cause the alternator to fail. However, oil leaking on the alternator due to leaking valve cover gaskets can cause it to fail. It seems as if...

Q: My engine fan is not running wil it hurt to drive the car for 3 hours on a trip as long as it doesn't get hot

It sounds like you may have a faulty coolant fan relay. The coolant fan relay helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning on and off at specific temperature thresholds. When this relay is not working properly, this can...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.