Monthly Archives: August 2002

The NEW S/C Q400!

Steeda Autosports is proud to announce the all-new 2003 Steeda Q400. The supercharged Steeda Mustang utilizes cutting edge information made possible by the Ford/Sema technology transfer program while maintaining all the traditions that have made the Steeda Q series legendary. The new Steeda styling quickly distinguishes it from the herd. Ride comfort and drivability are outstanding in the New Q. Our knowledge, gained at the track enhances the 400′s performance without sacrificing the poise and comfort that you expect from a Mustang.

The Q series of the past was known for performance, handling, and drivability. In car and drivers 1998 0 to 150 to 0 shoot out, the Q finished second in a field of hundred thousand dollar Vipers, Corvette ZR1′s and a three hundred thousand dollar Renntech Mercedes. The latest Q continues all these traditions and finds many new ways to shine. With oversized front disc brakes, slotted rotors and our complete line of suspension and performance upgrades; the 400 will amaze even the most seasoned and professional driving enthusiast.

Steeda Autosports is the first aftermarket company to work directly with Ford Motor Company through the technology transfer initiative for engine management and calibration systems, and subsequently is the first to have an engine calibration for supercharged Mustangs, C.A.R.B. certified and released through Ford Motor Company. Mustang owners get superior performance while maintaining Ford’s vehicle operation requirements. Our new Q400 utilizes this revolutionary engine management system ensuring that it is the most drivable supercharged Mustang ever. This precise tuning calibration and fuel delivery generate on average 40 to 70 more horsepower than standard tuning with a computer chip. Steeda’s calibration provides superior factory-like drivability that can be serviced and diagnosed at any Ford Dealership throughout the United States.

The custom Steeda styling is more than just aesthetically pleasing. With a functional race wing and custom front splitter improving downforce you will quickly feel the high-speed stability. The Steeda Ultra-lite wheels and Nitto tires give the 400 a very aggressive stance and appearance, even when it’s standing still. The Q series custom badging includes more than just a set of stickers. From the official serialization plate inside the Q to the Steeda emblems and side stripes this car looks like a special edition. The custom leather bolstered interior and billet accessories accent the interior’s finish.

Steeda’s racing tradition is not lost with the latest in the Q series. What we learn at the track goes into the engineering of all our components. This means that you can obtain the same competitive edge that we have at the track with our 2003 Q. Don’t think for a moment that the Q sacrifices street manors for top end handling. In traffic or on the freeway this Mustang maintains its drivability and comfort. The resulting ride is firm and crisp without ever being overly harsh.

Press Day And The NEW S/C Q400!

Thursday August 22nd at Moroso Motorsports Park Steeda Autosports invited the press to come out and try its limited production supercharged Mustangs the Q400 and a made to order race ready version the Q400 R. The Q400 will start turning up in Ford dealerships over the next few months. The press had a great day at the track racing the two cars and Steeda’s number 22 race Focus. There were several professional drivers at the course who gave some hair rising rides in the three super cars. Based on the traditions of the past Q’s these cars are daily drivers that don’t stop at the tracks parking lot they are equally at home on the course ripping it up.

The Q400 was destroying the track with its 400RWHP and 14″ front brakes. As each of the drivers came off the track they just kept saying how comfortable and powerful it was. The Q400 R was a real show stealer. The press was doing a fair job of putting them both through their paces but Dario Orlando and Glen Vitale, Steeda’s house drivers, started giving rides and the entire character of the cars changed. The mild mannered Q400 started screaming into corners and the Q400R, well, it was really amazing to see a real race car hit an open track. The Panoz driving schools instructor “Charles Espenlaub” was on the track for a separate event an gave white knuckled hair raising rides in the Q400 R for at least and hour. The Panoz driving schools are located in Sebring, Road Atlanta, Texas Motor Speed way and Mosport Park up in Canada. The Q400 R will also be seen in the GS 1 class of the Grand-Am Cup 2003 series raced by Shreiner Racing. The way these cars can perform when put to the test is really just amazing

This was a complete success and every one really enjoyed driving the cars. For more information about the Q series cars contact Mike Morella at Steeda AutoSports 1 954 960 0774

Steeda at The Hurricane Nationals!

The Hurricane Nationals stormed into Moroso Motorsports Park, August 10 and 11th bringing a fury of tire ripping sport compact cars and hot imports. Steeda Autosports was there in force with their yellow road race Focus, red “show” Focus along with several customer Focus’.

The Hurricane Nationals is the largest sport compact and import show of the year in Florida. This enormous car show and drag race competition was a great success for Steeda and the Ford Focus. The racing was very quick and intense this year, competitors in the Pro class were running in the 8-second range and the Quick class competitors were running in the 9-second range. Our red “show” Focus was prepped to race in the super stock bracket class. We only ran one run that day but we a sure to get much better performance. The only modifications to the red focus other than the Nitrous Express kit is a Steeda short-style intake, JBA shorty header, and a Steeda cat-back exhaust kit. In between testing and the Hurricane Nationals more tuning was done on the Focus. With more tuning and track time we should see some great performance gains.

Under the Steeda tent was our #22 SCCA club racing Focus. This full race Focus with a custom roll cage, custom fuel cell and carbon fiber hood, was a huge draw for all race fans of different brand loyalty. Customer Robert Quinn and Oliver Pacheco brought their Focus’ to the show and displayed them at our booth. Oliver Pacheco owns a 2000 ZX3 with a wide body kit, custom hood and much more. Robert Quinn owns a serialized Steeda Focus with custom leather, stereo system and roll bar. Stay tuned to our site for a complete review of these cars. Another point of interest was our red “show” Focus with it’s newly installed Nitrous Express kit, custom leather seats and carbon fiber dash as well as the Nitto drag radials. Overall the Hurricane Nationals was a great success. The drag racing was great, the car show was big and Steeda Autosports with the help of its customers made the presence of the Ford Focus known.