Monthly Archives: November 2007

Announcing The Steeda QS6

Mustang V6 Aficionados: Steeda Autosports Announces Immediate Availability of the Steeda QS6 and a full line of Mustang V6 Performance Parts.

Following the highly successful debut of the Steeda Autosports 2008 Steeda V6 Mustang Performance Prototype at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Steeda Autosports is announcing the immediate availability of the Steeda QS6 Mustang and a full line of performance parts and accessories for the V6 powered Ford Mustang.

The Steeda QS6 Mustang is best described by deciphering its nomenclature in detail:

“Q” – Quick
“S” – Supercharged
“6” – V6 Powered

What performance orientated V6 Mustang provides for nimble handling attributable to it’s near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, has the famed Steeda Autosports performance suspension and powertrain upgrades that have been performance tuned for the Mustang V6 platform?  The Steeda QS6.

The secret to it’s outstanding success is it’s positive displacement Roots-type supercharger provides much more power at lower speeds than what the competitor’s centrifugal superchargers can deliver, resulting in a lightweight pony that can really deliver the excitement.  With a total of 355 horsepower and 365 ft. lbs. of torque available at your command, there is ample power available to blast out of the corners as others are waiting for their supercharges to build boost with engine speed.

Features of the 2008 Steeda QS6 Mustang include:

Base Vehicle

  • 2008 Ford Mustang
  • 4.0L SOHC 12V V65-speed manual transmission

Powertrain

  • X-Charger Supercharger
  • Steeda Cold Air Intake
  • Steeda performance cat-back exhaust system
  • Steeda Sport Shifter (short throw)
  • Steeda High Performance Tune

Suspension & Chassis

  • Steeda Ultra Lite Springs
  • Steeda Billet Lower Trailing Arms
  • Steeda 14” Front Brake Kit with slotted rotors
  • Steeda 13” Rear Brake Conversion kit with slotted rotors
  • Steeda Adjustable Front Swaybar
  • Steeda Rear Swaybar

Wheels & Tires

  • 18×9.5” Steeda Wheels
  • Nitto 275/40/18 Performance Tires

Exterior

  • Steeda Front Fascia
  • Steeda Brake Duct Kit
  • Steeda badging and stripes
  • Steeda Rear wing with Carbon Fiber winglets

Interior

  • Steeda billet aluminum trim
  • Stewart Warner gauge cluster

The Steeda Q-Series of Mustangs underscores the commitment that Steeda Autosports has made to consistently deliver the best possible performance and value to the Ford performance enthusiast.  Steeda Autosports has been in business nearly 20 years with no disruption, and with our major facility expansion currently underway, we are guaranteed to be your best source for exclusive limited edition serialized Ford performance vehicles and Ford performance parts and accessories for the foreseeable future.

Already have a V6 Mustang and want to add some excitement into your life?

Then the same world-class performance parts that the Steeda Autosports Team has developed for the Steeda QS6 are available for you to purchase and add to your car as your time and budget permits.  Start with our proprietary suspension upgrade package that will give you the best possible handling available today with out sacrificing ride quality, add a set of Steeda wheels and Nitto Performance tires that could reduce your unsprung weight and will definitely provide maximum grip, throw on a cold air induction system to let your engine breath, and then a performance Steeda cat-back exhaust to let those spent gasses out of your engine and make the “right sound” and you have a ride that provides more excitement than what is imaginable from a V6 powered Mustang.

Still wanting more power?  Then bolt on a the Steeda approved supercharger system to really wake up your ride with 355 horsepower and 365 ft. lbs. of torque and have the best of both worlds: fuel economy when you want it, and all out performance when you need it!  How does it do it?  Simply – This supercharger system makes 70% of its boost at only 1800 RPM. The result is excellent low to mid range power and throttle response with a strong top end. Performance is outstanding – and throttle response is fantastic.  The efficient by-pass system allows no-boost cruising, and the supercharger needs only 3 horsepower to drive it while the by-pass valve is open. Fuel economy is similar to stock. Plus these superchargers are very quiet and require no maintenance for 100,000 miles.

Bottom line: You can add our track tested parts and accessories to your car and see the difference over all of our competitors.   You can build the car you want, according to your schedule and budget, and get the results you have come to expect from Steeda: World class performance and value engineered in the USA for the Ford performance enthusiast.

Steeda – Where Speed Matters!

Steeda Autosports 2007 Racing Recap

As the 2007 Racing Season draws to a close, it goes without saying that this year has been another highly successful season for those that ride with Steeda Autosports.  Once again, Steeda equipped vehicles have set more track records, won more races, and won more championships than all of our competitors (Shelby, Roush, and Saleen) combined!   The road racing courses and drag strips continue to be the ultimate proving grounds for our products and vehicles with one specific purpose in mind:  To design, engineer, manufacturer, and distribute the BEST performance products possible for the Ford performance enthusiast.

To highlight just one of our many race victories that exemplify our success this season, we are going to highlight a race series that occurred during the weekend of November 17th and 18th at the South Atlantic Road Race of Champions at the Moroso Motorsports Park in Palm Beach County Florida – the “super bowl” of competition where all of the class leaders and top competitors race against each other:


On Saturday, the Steeda Team took their Steeda prepared Focus to the two hour enduro championship.  Qualifying 1st in class and an amazing 3rd overall the stoutly prepared Steeda Focus piloted by Dario Orlando and Glen Vitale beat all class competitors and even out ran Porsche 911s and BMWs on it’s way to another 1st place class finish.  On Sunday the winning steak continued when Dario Orlando, running in 2nd place with three laps to go, out-braked and out-handled the 1st place car into a turn and easily captured the lead and captured yet another 1st place class victory for the Steeda Team.

Not to be outdone, Tom Ellis raced to another amazing set of victory’s in American Sedan when his Steeda prepared SN95 Mustang not only set a new class track record of 1:39.446 around the challenging Moroso road course, but also captured two 1st place podium finishes: one on Saturday and another on Sunday.Congratulations Tom on a highly successful year!


One weekend, one track, two cars, and four 1st place victories and a new track record – just another example of the Steeda winning advantage that is yours every time you have Steeda on your side!

Steeda – Where Speed Matters!

Special 2007 SEMA Show Report – Steeda Concept Vehicles

Steeda Autosports debuted two new vehicle concepts at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas this past week with much fanfare and plenty of media attention – a 2008 Steeda Focus Club Racer and the 2008 Steeda V6 Mustang Performance Prototype; two distinctly different vehicles with one commonality – both vehicles take the famed Steeda Autosports Race-Bred and Road-Ready DNA to two new platforms for the Ford performance enthusiast.

Each vehicle underscores the commitment that Steeda Autosports has made to consistently deliver the best possible performance and value to the Ford performance enthusiast. Steeda Autosports has been in business nearly 20 years with no disruption, and with our major facility expansion currently underway, we are guaranteed to be your best source for exclusive limited edition serialized Ford performance vehicles and Ford performance parts and accessories for the foreseeable future.

Steeda – Where Speed Matters!

2008 Steeda Focus Club Racer

Finally, an answer to the age-old question: Why wait until the weekend, when the power and performance that you crave is available the whole week long, with the 2008 Steeda Focus Club Racer?

Inspired by the famous Steeda Club Racer Mustang Series, the 2008 Steeda Focus Club Racer is designed to win, and delivers solid, spirited handling with pulse-quickening performance. The vehicle has been modified throughout, and features every performance-minded item and accoutrement that the Steeda Skunk Works could think of to include. With an aggressive track stance and race-ready attitude, the Steeda Focus Club Racer achieves new levels of Focus performance, and deftly toes the line between every day workhorse and weekend warrior.

This all new vehicle had it’s world debut in the Ford Motor Company Corporate Display at the 2007 SEMA Show where it won a prestigious Ford Motor Corporate Design Award that acknowledged it for it’s unique workmanship, appearance, and product integration.

Dario Orlando (President of Steeda Autosports) states “The 2008 Ford Focus is an outstanding platform to build upon with excellent chassis and suspension components – far better than any comparable Honda or Toyota sedan.  Unlike the foreign rivals, Ford did not take any short cuts in bringing the Focus sedan to market.  This is without a doubt, the BEST Focus ever.  Beware import lovers…”

Features of the 2008 Steeda Club Racer include:

Base Vehicle

  • 2008 Ford Focus
  • 2.0 liter 16 valve Duratec four cylinder engine
  • 5 speed manual transmission

Powertrain

  • Steeda cold air intake w/ functional ram air system
  • Steeda performance cat-back exhaust system
  • Steeda Sport Shifter (short throw)
  • Steeda Custom Performance Tune

Suspension & Chassis

  • Steeda/Eibach Performance coil-over suspension featuring full adjustability
  • Steeda/Baer Brakes custom brake kit with 4-piston calipers and 13 inch drilled rotors
  • Steeda strut tower brace
  • Steeda performance alignment

Wheels & Tires

  • 18×7.5 Steeda open mesh performance wheels
  • 225/40/18 Nitto Neo Gen high performance tires

Exterior

  • 3D Carbon Euro series body kit
  • Steeda Graphics Package (Windshield Decal, Sidewinder Stripe & Unique Steeda Badging)
  • Steeda Unique Blackout Treatment (Blacked out Hood, Roof, and Deck Lid)
  • Steeda Black Chrome Grille
  • Steeda Painted Front Fender Treatments

Interior

  • Steeda billet aluminum trim accessories
  • Steeda aluminum door sill plates

Look for more detailed information about a serialized Steeda Focus Club Racer and individual performance components in the very near future at www.steeda.com. You can also sign up for our newsletter that will keep you up to date with the latest Steeda news and products. Click Here to signup now!

2008 Steeda V6 Mustang Performance Prototype

Questioning the need to buy modern day V6 Mustang reincarnation of a past performance Mustang at an inflated price that certainly will not live up to your expectations? Then this is the answer for you!

The legendary Ford Mustang delivers a new level of excitement with the 2008 Steeda V6 Mustang Performance Prototype. It captures the breathtaking power and effortless cool that helped the original Mustang establish a reputation for greatness decades ago, and mates it with the vast performance knowledge that only Steeda Autosports has to deliver the best performing and best handling V6 Mustang available from any manufacturer. With 325 HP and 350 ft lbs of torque, this Mustang really delivers the performance message!

Dario Orlando (President of Steeda Autosports) commented that “…the Mustang V6 is an outstanding platform for modification as it provides outstanding balance and agility.   With our performance modifications, the vehicle really wakes up and delivers strong V8 performance within a nimble V6 handling package.  Other competitors that are introducing their V6 performance models better be aware of this performance Mustang because the superior Steeda suspension enhancements we have incorporated into this vehicle will most certainly will ensure this is the best handling V6 Mustang available at any price.  If your priorities are for performance in lieu of fancy stripes or cartoon character graphics and living in the past, then this is your ride.”

Features of the 2008 Steeda V6 Mustang Performance Prototype include:

Base Vehicle

  • 2008 Ford Mustang
  • 4.0L SOHC 12V V6
  • 5-speed manual transmission

Powertrain

  • Explorer Express X-Charger Supercharger
  • Steeda Cold Air Intake
  • Steeda performance cat-back exhaust system
  • Steeda Sport Shifter (short throw)
  • Steeda High Performance Tune

Suspension & Chassis

  • Steeda Ultra Lite Springs
  • Steeda Billet Lower Trailing Arms
  • Steeda 14” Front Brake Kit with slotted rotors
  • Steeda 13” Rear Brake Conversion kit with sloted rotors

Wheels & Tires

  • Black Wheels w/ Polished Lip 20”x8.5” front and 20”x10” rear
  • Nitto NT555 255/35/ZR20 – Front
  • Nitto NT555R Drag Radial 305/35/R20 – Rear

Exterior

  • Steeda Front Facia
  • Steeda Brake Duct Kit
  • Valeo Sylvani bi-function HID Performance Headlamps
  • Steeda badging and stripes

Interior

  • Steeda billet aluminum trim
  • Stewart Warner gauge cluster

Look for more detailed information about the Steeda V6 Mustang individual performance components in the very near future at: www.steeda.com