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one bad ass cougar love it
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Great Cougar!
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1990 Mercury Cougar XR7 (The Racecougar)

Last updated Nov 19, 2013  

Photo of a 1990 Mercury Cougar XR7 (The Racecougar)


Where to begin...well, the only stock parts left on this particular car are the body shell, front K-member, trunk lid, doors, and the steering wheel. Take a look at my photos and the modifications list to get an idea on what all has been done to this car. The firewall from a '97 Thunderbird was grafted in (after the car had already been painted, no less) to fit the '97 Thunderbird dash. The roof has an extra brace to accommodate the overhead console/switch panel. The engine started out as a N.O.S. '94 Mark 8 engine purchased from a dismantler in Detroit, which was then stroked to 5.0L with forged internals. A 2.1L Kenne Bell twin-screw supercharger stuffs 10 p.s.i. into the intake runners, and a Snow Performance methanol injection system supplements the 93 octane fuel when under boost to keep detonation at bay.

The car tips the scales at 3602 lbs. with a full tank of gas, is making 478rwhp/390rwtq, and has run a best E.T. of 12.179 @ 113.58 MPH so far.

Here is a video from a 12.4 pass at Gateway Int'l Raceway last season. The car has picked up another 87hp/18tq since then.

Here is a video of a second gear burnout at the 2011 Hot Rods & Handlebars Cruise.


Built By: AzzKicker Cars – Rod & Rod Maksimovich

The last time the car was dyno'd (May 2010) it produced 478rwhp/390rwtq. It's current best E.T. is 12.097 @ 114.15 MPH (11/16/13).

Factory Options

It was pretty well loaded...but none of that matters as none of it remains.


Built By: AzzKicker Cars – Rod & Rod Maksimovich


1994 Teksid 4.6L V8 Aluminum Engine Block with 6-Bolt Mains
Livernois Motorsports 5.0L Forged Stroker Crankshaft
Manley H-beam Forged Connecting Rods
Mahle 16cc dish Forged Pistons
Ceramic Thermal Barrier Coatings on Piston tops and Combustion Chambers
Dry Film Lubricant Coatings on all Bearings, Piston Skirts, and Camshaft Journals
ARP Main and Head Studs
1994 “B” 32 Valve Heads
2004 Ford GT Supercar Camshafts
Comp Cams Beehive Valvesprings
Comp Cams Steel Retainers
AzzKicker Cars IMRC Delete Plates
Kenne Bell 2.1L Twin Screw Supercharger
Snow Performance Stage 2 MAF Boost Cooler System
Snow Performance SafeInjection System
NGK AFX Wideband O2 sensor
EEC-V Engine Management System Tuned by AzzKicker Cars
SCT X-Cal 2 Pro Racer Package
AzzKicker Cars Cold Air Intake System
Meziere Electric Water Pump
Melling Select High Output Oil Pump
Accufab Big Oval 1700cfm Throttle Body
SCT Big Air 2800 MAF Sensor
Accufab 90mm MAF Adapter
S&B Air Filter
42 lb/hr Fuel Injectors
1997 Cobra Fuel Rail
WeaponX Performance Coil Packs
FRPP 9mm Plug Wires
2003 Ford Mustang Cobra Radiator and Radiator Fan
180 degree High Flow Thermostat
AzzKicker Cars Coolant Modification
6-AN Braided Stainless Steel Power Steering High Pressure Line
10-AN Oil Filter Lines
Remote Mounted Oil Filter Setup
1 Qt. Moroso Accusump with Electric Solenoid Valve and One-Way Flow Restrictor
Proform 16” 2100cfm Electric Pusher Fan

1997 Ford 4R70W Transmission Modified to Support 600 HP
2000 4R70W Valvebody and Upgraded Accumulator Pistons and Reverse/OD Servos
Dirtydog One-Off 10” Torque Converter
B&M 28,000 GVW Transmission Cooler
8-AN Braided Stainless Steel Transmission Cooler Lines
1997 Style Deep Sump Transmission Pan
Precision Shaft Tech Aluminum Driveshaft

4.10:1 Rear Gear Ratio
Heavy Duty Ford Trac-Loc Limited Slip Differential
SC “Fat Shaft” Halfshafts
AzzKicker Cars Rear Diff Cover Brace

MN12performance Polyurethane Engine, Transmission, and Differential Mounts

Kooks Ceramic Coated Headers with 1.75” primaries and 3” collectors
3” downtubes with Magnaflow Polished Stainless Steel Catalytic Converters
Dual In/Dual Out 2.5” Magnaflow Polished Stainless Steel 18” long Muffler
Dual 3” tailpipes

Midnight Blue Metallic Paint with GM Silver Racing Stripes
AzzKicker Cars Cowl Hood
Entire Underside of Car Painted in Flat Black
Engine Compartment and Underside of Hood Painted with Black/White Specks on Gray
Rear Deck Spoiler with Third Brake Light
5% Tint on Back Three Windows
Remote Fuel Door Release with Flat Fuel Door
1991-1993 Style Rear Taillights
Clear Front Corner Lights
Polished Rear Differential Cover
Polished/Engraved AzzKicker Cars Hood Latch Panel
Polished/Turned/Engraved AzzKicker Cars CAI
Polished/Turned AzzKicker Cars Electronics Box
Polished AzzKicker Cars Cowl Gauge Panel with Autometer Ultra-Lite Gauges
AzzKicker Cars Radiator Cover
1994+ Style Roof Rails
LS Style Window Trim and Quarter Windows with Chrome Trim
Grand Am Chin Spoiler
Dante Designs Polished Aluminum Bullitt Replica Wheels: 17x8” front, 17x9” rear
Nitto 555 245/45/17 front tires
Nitto 450 275/50/17 rear tires

15x4” aluminum wheels with 165R15’s (track use only)
16x7” XR7 7-spoke wheels with 28x11.50-16 MT ET Street’s (track use only)

1997 MN12 Medium Graphite Dashboard, Door Panels, Console, and Rear Sail Panels
1997 MN12 Console
Original 90 XR7 Steering Wheel
Medium Graphite Cloth Seats
Black Carpet
Manual 3 point Front Seatbelts
Manual Driver and Passenger Seat Tracks
Custom Headliner with Stripes to match Exterior Paint
Overhead Console with Switch Panel
AzzKicker Cars Triple Gauge DIN Panel with Autometer Ultra-Lite Gauges
150 MPH SHO Speedometer
8000 RPM SHO Tachometer
AzzKicker Cars Gauge Faces
JVC KD-AR7500 Head Unit
Kenwood 4 Channel 640 Watt Amplifier
Kenwood Mono 1000 Watt Amplifier
Audiobahn 6x8” 4-way Front Speakers
Pioneer 6x8” 4-way Rear Speakers
Kenwood 10" Subwoofers (pair)

Vogtland 1” Drop Lowering Springs
ADDCO 1.25” Solid Front and Rear Anti-sway Bars
KYB GR2 Shock Absorbers
Aluminum Rear Lower Control Arms
Custom Made Aluminum Rear Lower Spring Perches
Airlift Air Springs in Rear Coils

PBR Dual Piston Front Brake Rotors
B&M Line locks on Front Brakes
Classic Tube Braided Stainless Brake Hoses
Drilled/Slotted Front & Rear Brake Rotors
Non-ABS Master Cylinder Assembly

Trunk Mounted Optima Red Top Battery with Kill Switch
NHRA spec Aluminum Rear Firewall
AzzKicker Cars Driveshaft Safety Loop
Summit Vacuum Canister
92+ Style Fuel Tank
93+ Style Washer Fluid Tank