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Raw Power: Cummins Diesel in a Mustang

Published January 6, 2024 at 6:42 PM

The allure of diesel truck engines, particularly in the Silverado, is undeniable. However, imagining such power in a Ford Mustang seems far-fetched—unless someone takes the plunge and engineers the unthinkable.

Meet the "Smoke Stang," a Diesel-Powered Ford Mustang that defies conventions. Unlike the refined diesel engines of European counterparts like Audi and BMW, this Mustang-Cummins fusion is anything but smooth. It's raw, unpolished, and emits enough smoke to flunk emissions tests repeatedly.


Even a standard PowerStroke from an F-150 wouldn't meet Mustang standards, but the Smoke Stang unleashes smoke akin to a determined locomotive climbing uphill. The contrast is stark, making Volkswagen's famed TDI engines seem like a breath of fresh air.

YouTuber Westen Champlin boldly replaced the damaged Coyote engine in his S550 Mustang with a 12-valve 6BT Cummins powerhouse, boasting 230 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. Turbo boost modifications transform this pony car into an unconventional beast, accentuated by a distinctive look featuring a Shelby GT500 front bumper and billowing smoke from the hood.

The Smoke Stang, though certain to attract legal scrutiny for its excessive smoke emissions, becomes a local celebrity at the Arkansas drag strip. Champlin's unconventional creation turns heads, sparking admiration from followers and challenging the norm in the realm of diesel-powered sports cars. Perhaps, unconventional modifications like diesel in a Camaro could be the next trend, though it appears someone has already ventured down that road.

Credits: Auto Evolution
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