Putting power to the pavement in today’s high horsepower vehicles is often a daunting task for most speed enthusiasts – especially at the dragstrip and at the stoplight when every bit of traction counts and the harder you launch the faster the time. With the 2013 Shelby GT500, the 662 stock horses are no exception to this rule even with the complex traction assistance program (e.g. launch control) that Ford developed for this muscular pony. Even with the most complex electronics in the world helping you, you still need the appropriate suspension hardware that works in complete collaboration with the vehicles powertrain software, so that you can achieve the hardest launch and get that super low ET everyone wants. Recently, the team at Evolution Performance came to Steeda Autosports with the need to acquire the appropriate suspension so as to maximize the traction of a 2013 GT500 – in the quest of being the first to get a 2013 GT500 into the 9-second zone at the dragstrip.
Suffice to say, these are the challenges that every mega horsepower vehicle faces and these are also the challenges that the “Speed Gurus” at Steeda Autosports conquer every day. The solution that we recommended Evolution Performance, Inc. use included the following Steeda components all specifically engineered to work together to lay the power to the pavement when the task calls for it:
- Steeda racing lower control arms (555-4417)
- Steeda Lower Control Arm Relocation Brackets (555-8119).
- Steeda Competition upper 3rd link (555-4113)
- Steeda Heavy Duty Upper Chassis Mount (555-4027)
- Steeda Adjustable Panhard Bar (555-2551)
- Steeda Heavy Duty Panhard Bar Brace (555-2555)
- Steeda Hardcore Anti-Roll Bar (555-8131)
- Steeda GT500 Sport Springs (555-8217) on all four corners
The end result – a 2013 GT500 that was the very first GT500 to crack into the nine-second zone with a 9.95/142 mph on the stock supercharger! The team at Evolution decided they wanted more and with further mods to the engine have gone as quick as 9.65/149 mph. Keep in mind this was done in the summer heat, high humidity, and a car that weighed in at a hefty 3,854 lbs.
So if you have a high horsepower GT500 or other Mustang that you need to get under control for a hard launch at the stop light or at the dragstrip, look no further than Steeda Autosports for all of your performance needs. We have the perfect solution for maximizing performance with components that are specifically tuned to work together in complete harmony with each other – so if you want maximum power to the pavement, DO NOT pick and choose components at random from various manufacturers, pick an ISO9001-2008 engineered and manufactured suspension system that is guaranteed to exceed your expectations and leave others in your dust.
Steeda – Speed Matters