2015 Steeda Mustang Product Development Updates

The launch of the all-new 2015 Mustang is underway and you can be assured that at Steeda Autosports, we are not resting on our laurels – our engineering team is already working diligently on a full complement of performance enhancements for the 2015 Mustang. Our race drivers/engineers have already been at the track with our cars testing and subjecting our performance parts to the most grueling “real track” conditions possible – proving that our performance parts indeed deliver the Steeda promise of superlative performance enhancements, rock-solid durability, and the best value for your money. press-release-1-1 Once virtual modeling and testing is completed, physical prototypes were created in-house and these parts are then installed on our 2015 Steeda Mustangs. Then, it is time for our comprehensive “real world” testing to commence – on the street, drag strip, and most importantly, at the race track, a step that others often shortcut. We never take shortcuts as we consistently always go the extreme to test and validate our products so you will never be disappointed. We track tested our Steeda S550 at Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR) for NVH levels and handling characteristics compared to the outgoing S197 model – we were surprisingly impressed with the performance of the 2015 Mustang, to say the least. We purposely embark on a costly and lengthy developmental testing program with the intent of gaining tremendous knowledge about the new Mustang S550 platform – information that could only have been obtained by rigorous and dynamic testing at the track by our seasoned race/development team of drivers. There is an old saying in the auto circles: “Racing will either prove the theory or destroy it” – rest assured, every part we Steeda creates will be subjected to the most rigorous race testing possible. press-release-3-1 For the 2015 Mustang platform, we are developing comprehensive suspension system enhancements, chassis stiffening components and engine upgrade components (cold air intakes and tunes) that will further enhance the overall vehicle’s performance without compromising the vehicle dynamics – performance gains are what we specialize in and you will be very pleased. Steeda – Speed Matters


Steeda Supports the 2014 Annual Patriot Day Car Cruise to the Keys

September 11, 2001 was the date of one of the most terrible tragedies ever to occur on American soil. For the 10th straight year, the Stangs of South Florida, an automotive enthusiast club and internet forum made up of over 1,000 local members who all drive and share the passion for the Ford Mustang, reunited to pay tribute to those who lost their lives that sad day, and also to commemorate our many wounded warriors. The Patriot Day Car Cruise was proudly sponsored by Steeda Autosports and is an annual fundraiser event that benefits the Wounded Warrior Project.

9/11 Patriot Run

9/11 Patriot Run

This year, even threatening weather could not hold back the diehard Mustang enthusiasts as the event had its largest crowd ever commemorating September 11th and supporting our wounded warriors.

The day started under the threat of bad weather, but that didn’t stop anybody as there was a procession of over 150 cars led by a special Miami-Dade Police car and also one of very our special prototype Steeda F150 trucks. The sight of all of these vehicles together in procession, all commemorating 9/11 was indeed captivating and also memorizing. The procession departed Tropical Park in Miami, and traveled to its destination at Robbie’s Marina in the Keys.

Cars Are Rolling In!

In addition to the procession, there was also a car show where special awards were given to the top vehicles on display and an ensuing commemorative party where many toasts and salutes were made to those who lost their lives that sad day and also to our many wounded warriors and first responders.

This Hood is Quite Patriotic!

This Hood is Quite Patriotic!

Everyone at Steeda Autosports proudly supports the Patriot Day Car Cruise and we hold in the highest esteem all of those who lost their life that day as well as all of our wounded warriors and first responders.

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Steeda Supports the 4th Annual “Get Your Heart Racing” Event

This past weekend Ford sponsored the 4th annual Henry Ford Hospital “Get Your Heart Racing” charity event and Steeda Autosports was there to proudly support what has become one of the largest charity racing events to date. The annual event attracts racing and auto enthusiasts from all over the midwest and consistently raises record contributions to benefit the Henry Ford Hospital locally. Over the past 3 years “Get Your Heart Racing” has raised more than $ 1.8 million and the total will continue to grow once the final donations are tallied.

"Get Your Heart Racing' Mustang 5.0

“Get Your Heart Racing’ Mustang 5.0

The event began with a Pit Party Reception on Friday evening in downtown Detroit’s famous Eastern Market area. On display at the reception was the fabulous Borg Warner Indianapolis 500 Trophy (valued at over $ 3.5 million) along with an equally impressive assortment of historic and notable race and pace cars. Also included in the display were the Steeda sponsored American Iron series race cars belonging to Ford’s own Robin Burnett and Anders Sjoblom. Another iconic vehicle on display was the Indianapolis 500 Lola race car driven by Detroit native Robbie Buhl, and the historic Indianapolis Ford Mustang Pace cars from 1965, 1979, and 1994.

Borg Warner Indianapolis 500 Trophy

Borg Warner Indianapolis 500 Trophy

1965 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

1965 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

1979 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

1979 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

1994 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

1994 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

This year Ford took the opportunity to feature the newest addition to the Mustang corral – the very special 2015 Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition which will be auctioned at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas. This unique 50 Year Limited Edition Ford Mustang carries the coveted badge # 1,964 referencing the first production year of Mustang, and it is # 50 of the special Limited Edition series. This sought after Mustang will be auctioned with all proceeds going to the “Get Your Heart Racing” charity. The auction is expected to attract and generate an elite group of competitive bidders and enthusiasts all vying to own a piece of Mustang history.

Steeda / Rehagen Racing Cars

Steeda / Rehagen Racing Cars

“Ford Test Track”

“Ford Test Track”

Attendees were treated to the facilities of the awesome Ford Motor Company’s Dearborn Development Center – also known for the “Ford Test Track.” To keep the adrenaline flowing, attendees were invited to sample the heart-pounding excitement of some fast laps as passengers with Ford’s professional / celebrity drivers, or for those with a personal need for speed a few laps behind the wheel to test their skills. Ford and Steeda both provided an assortment of cars and trucks for enthusiasts to tackle some of the handling and off-road segments of the test track, and experience the excitement of a day at the track.

Steeda / Rehagen Racing

Steeda / Rehagen Racing

The Steeda / Rehagen Racing team drivers of Robin Burnett and Anders Sjoblom put on their racing suits and helmets to provide heart-pounding rides in their Steeda sponsored race cars for any adrenaline seekers willing to endure the high G forces generated by a fully prepared Steeda full race Mustang. Judging from the grins the long wait was worth every minute!

Steeda / Rehagen Racing

Steeda / Rehagen Racing

None of these wonderful activities would have been possible without the significant support of Ford Motor Company’s Dearborn Development Center. As expected, the event also brought out Ford’s top management team to help keep the donations and energy flowing.

Events like this take careful planning and support, and a special thanks is in order for John Felice, Ford Motor Company’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing North America, and Raj Nair, Ford Motor Company Group Vice President of Global Product Development who generously donated their personal and professional effort to insure the success of such a worthwhile charity. In addition, we would like to recognize Lynn and Paul Alandt (Honorary Chairpersons for Get Your Heart Racing) and Roger Penske and Andra Rush, the most recent additions to the Honorary Committee, whose time and presence made this event so successful. Ford Motor Company, Steeda Autosports, along with many other key automotive suppliers are committed to finding a cure for heart disease.

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Steeda’s Q650 Vortech Supercharged Mustang 5.0L GT

The Best Supercharger for Your Mustang is…

At Steeda Autosports, our DNA mandates that we are constantly testing and pushing the levels of vehicle performance above and beyond the norm – all in the quest of ensuring that our customers have the option of purchasing the best performance products available anywhere. When it comes to superchargers, we have done a tremendous amount of testing on the dyno, on the street, at the drag strip and at the race track – and we can unequivocally state that there is only one type of supercharger that we have found that offers the sustained power and efficiency in an integrated package.

There are essentially two types of superchargers in the market today, a Roots type and a Centrifugal type – and there are major reasons why you should only consider one over all others. These reasons all are based on our real world performance evaluations, not marketing hype or driven by profits – rather these are our own observations after thousands upon thousands of miles of rigorous testing. Let us explain…

Steeda's Q650 Vortech Supercharged Mustang 5.0L GT Equipped With Steeda's Cold Air Intake

Steeda’s Q650 Vortech Supercharged Mustang 5.0L GT Equipped With Steeda’s Cold Air Intake

Roots Type Superchargers

Many auto manufacturers opt for the Roots type supercharger for a variety of reasons, the most prevalent reason being lower Tier 1 cost. It should be noted that this type of supercharger is not actually a compressor – rather it is just an air mover. Specifically, air moves on the housing sides within the rotors voids. By virtue of moving air into the cylinder heads at a higher rate than the engine consumes it, pressure is built. But sustained efficiency and power are lacking for a variety of reasons, namely:

Heat Soak Effect – This is a major issue with the Roots design that is sold today and it simply cannot be avoided with this type of design. Whenever you operate a Roots type supercharger, it is probable that almost half of the input power is consumed to make heat rather than power – essentially creating a parasitic power drain on the engine. We have equipped our own race cars with the best Roots system money can buy, only to discover that after just a few laps the engine becomes heat soaked and power levels dramatically decrease. Even with extensive intercoolers, you simply cannot overcome this devastating issue – we have tried to no avail. Advocates of the Roots systems will usually showcase dyno runs on cool engines, preferring not to show a real world effect that driving on the street or racing would have as the engine warms up and loses its performance gains.

Weight – We all know that weight is the enemy of performance, a typical Roots supercharger easily outweighs a Centrifugal type and in addition, it requires a more substantial cooling system – adding yet even more weight to the supercharger package – and this weight is at the worst possible location, by being principally on top of the engine raising your vehicle’s center of gravity.

Efficiency – Adiabatic efficiency (the real measure of a supercharger’s efficiency) is where the Roots type fails miserably with efficiency ratios typically in the low 50% or below range. This causes excessive heat build-up and parasitic drag on your engine. Centrifugal type superchargers operate typically in the mid to upper 70% range. The major cause of this inefficiency is based on the inherent design of the Roots system where you have reversion occurring as the rotors open up and pressure is normalized in the manifold.

Boost curve – Advocates of Roots systems point out that they make their power at low RPMs. While this is true, this feature is actually much less helpful than it appears. Realizing that excessive boost cannot be utilized at these low speeds due to traction limitations and also on most engines the ignition timing must be significantly retarded to avoid destructive detonation. Additionally, low engine speed is not where power is made… rather it is the higher RPM band where you want your boost and subsequent power and this is where the centrifugal supercharger really shines.

Removal of Tuned Intake Runners – Installation of a Roots type supercharger requires removal of the tuned intake runners – resulting in a loss of those free benefits – whereas a Centrifugal Supercharger leverages the tuned intake runner benefit to the max.

Centrifugal Superchargers

Serious performance aficionados and racers know the real benefits that centrifugal superchargers provide. When you want serious supercharger power, power that is available before your engine gets heat soaked, and power that is available when you need it – then the only alternative is a centrifugal supercharger. As part of our real world testing, we have tried all of the most popular superchargers under essentially all conditions. At the extreme level, when we equipped our #20 race car with a Vortech supercharger and ran some of the most grueling laps possible at Sebring, Daytona, and Palm Beach Raceway, we obtained absolutely superb results… far better and much more consistent results than when we had a Roots type installed on it. On our street cars we have put untold thousands of miles testing under virtually all conditions – hot, cold, wet, dry, stop light to stop light, and on the drag strip and autocross track… all with the same truly exceptional results. Vortech supercharger systems are a great value. Dollar for dollar, Vortech systems deliver more horsepower than virtually any other method of upgrade. Also, driven normally, gas mileage often increases rather than decreases.

With power that does not fade, superior efficiency, and full 50 state emission compliance, the Vortech Centrifugal Supercharger earns the Steeda Seal of Approval as being our preferred supercharger of choice.

Steeda’s Q650 Vortech Supercharged Mustang 5.0L GT

Steeda’s Q650 Vortech Supercharged Mustang 5.0L GT

Attention ALL S550 – 2015 Mustang Owners

For those power hungry early adopters of the S550 2015 Mustang GT that want enhanced power from their 5.0L engine, rest assured that Steeda Autosports is actively working with Vortech Engineering on the development and distribution of a supercharger solution. We are expecting great things from this complete package and look forward to an announcement shortly on this performance package.

Additionally, you can count on Steeda Autosports for ALL of your performance needs for this new Mustang model – from supercharger kits, suspension enhancements, and wheel/tire fitments to many more items, we are your “One Stop Shop” that will be specializing in S550 2015 Mustang performance parts.

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Robin Burnett Steeda Mustang

Steeda and Rehagen Racing Team Up to Win

For the 2014 NASA Race Season, Steeda drivers Robin Burnett and Anders Sjoblom have teamed up Rehagan Racing in an all out effort to win the East Coast American Iron NASA Championships at Road Atlanta. The partnership of Steeda and Rehagen Racing is a natural because it puts together the two top racing organizations and leverages the strengths of each – the end result is a winning formula for success.

So far this season, the race partnership has had tremendous success that started with the season opening race at the famed Mid Ohio race-course in April. When the checkered flag dropped, the duo took the top two podium honors in both races of the weekend with Robin Burnett in his Grabber Blue Steeda taking both wins and Anders Sjoblom shadowing his every move by finishing a very close second in each race and also setting the fastest lap time of the entire weekend.

Robin Burnett Steeda Mustang

The next test was the long haul down to Atlanta for the NASA Southeast “June Jam” where the Steeda/Rehagen Racing Mustangs of Sjoblom and Burnett once again locked out the front row in qualifying by having the two fastest qualifying times against all other competitors. When the green flag dropped, Anders Sjoblom led the race from flag-to-flag with Robin Burnett in close hot pursuit. At the checkered flag, it was another repeat victory for the team with Anders proudly on top of the podium!

Anders Sjoblom Steeda Mustang

There was more on track action at a local “3 Ball Racing” charity event at Waterford Hill Raceway in Metro Detroit. At this charity event to benefit the Karmanos Cancer Institute, Robin was able to take charity donors for some “spirited” rides around the track showing off his Steeda /Rehagen Racing Mustang and his superior car control skills – and very effectively raising additional funds for a well deserving charity.

The Steeda/Rehagen Team has one more event in Atlanta prior to the Championship runoffs in late August – you can surely bet that the team will be ready to continue their winning ways!

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4th of July Message from Steeda Autosports

Oftentimes we may forget the real meaning of the 4th of July Holiday, hence it is very important that at this time we focus on the American spirit and the people that defend it, because it is what separates us from the rest of the world. As President Ronald Reagan once stated: “…putting people first has always been America’s secret weapon. It’s the way we’ve kept the spirit of our revolution alive—a spirit that drives us to dream and dare, and take great risks for a greater good. It’s the spirit of Fulton, the Wright brothers and Lindbergh, and of all our astronauts. It’s the spirit of Joe Louis, Babe Ruth, and a million others who may have been born poor, but who would not be denied their day in the Sun”.


Special thanks should be provided this and every day to the defenders of our liberty – the men and women of the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and other public servants, as they make great sacrifices to ensure that our freedom and liberties are protected from compromise and are never taken away from us. We are all indebted to them for their countless sacrifices and endless dedication they provide.

There is so much to celebrate this holiday weekend – so together let’s reflect, be thankful, and enjoy some quality relaxing time with our loved ones and most importantly – have some fun!

Steeda supports and employs American workers and Veterans.

All the Best,
From The Entire Steeda Staff

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Steeda Takes 1st Place at SCCA Enduro Championship Race

The SCCA race action at the Homestead-Miami Speedway this past weekend was hot, with blistering near 100 degree conditions on the track and over 120 degree conditions in the race car, and the race results were even hotter when the #20 Steeda prepared Mustang not only captured both pole positions but also finished in first place beating all other cars including various built Porsche, BMW, Corvette race cars and purpose built race cars.

Using approximately half of the famed Homestead-Miami oval and all of the infield road course, the circuit was a challenging one that incorporated high speed areas where speeds exceeded 150 mph and slower hairpin turns where you were forced to slow to a crawl to negotiate a 180° tight hairpin turns. In order to win at this circuit, a properly prepared car needed to be able to have the power and stability for high speeds, and also the cornering ability to stay tight in the turns and out-handle everyone else. Suffice to say – the Steeda G-Trac suspension system was up to the task as it was able to overcome all challenges and perform as it was designed and engineered to do.

Steeda Q650R Mustang

For the first race SARRC race, our President and CEO Dario Orlando took our #20 Steeda Q650R and qualified for the pole position and when it came to the race, he never looked back as he was able to finish in first place – an indication of even greater accomplishments that were to be forthcoming later that day (more on that later). During this initial race, a challenging Corvette lacked the braking required for a hairpin turn – crashed into the rear of our car and went careening off course. The suspension system of the #20 Steeda maintained its composure and remained on line – even when it was subjected to the crash forces from the Corvette that could have unbalanced the car and also sent it out of control…further testament to the road hugging attributes of the Steeda suspension system.

Steeda’s Glen Vitale and Q650R

The next race was a 1.5 hour-long endurance race that would be sure to challenge the most seasoned drivers, cars, and crews. This race required mandatory pit stop and driver changes and when you factor in the blistering heat, it was going to be a real dual at the track. With 35 cars entered, our Vice President Glen Vitale was able to qualify on the pole position with the fastest time overall. When the green flag dropped, Dario was able to pilot the Q650R expertly and was able to hold off many challenges as the Q650R performed as intended. At the 45 minute mark, Dario pitted and our own Glen took the wheel piloting the Q650R. With Glen’s driving attitude of “drive it like I stole it” – he further increased the lead that Dario provided him and when the checkered flag dropped, the Steeda Q650R lapped the ENTIRE field in route to a commanding victory in this most challenging endurance race.

Steeda VP, Glen Vitale and Steeda CEO, Dario Orlando

It should be noted that for both races, our Steeda Q650R was equipped with Nitto DOT tires… yes… we used a street tire on our car to further test and subsequently prove the capabilities of the Nitto brand verses the full competition only tires that the other competitors were running. The Nitto tires showed their superiority of design and construction by lasting for the entire race and by providing the superior corning and wear attributes that the Nitto brand is most famous for.

Steeda Q450 Mustang Pace Car at Homestead

Our #20 Steeda Q650R serves as a rolling test-bed for many of the suspension items we engineer, develop and sell. Unlike most other companies, we have a guiding philosophy that mandates we test under the most severe conditions the various performance parts we develop with the realization that putting them into actual race conditions that it will either prove the functionality and durability of the part, or it will destroy it. That way our customers are guaranteed that a Steeda performance part is the best it can possibly be and that it will be sure to live up to the rigors that they may subject their cars to without fail. We call it “Race Tested Confidence”.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day Message From Steeda President, Dario Orlando

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is much more than a welcome break from work, a time for outdoor barbecues or a day at the beach – it is the time for us to take stock of the present, reflect on the past, and renew our commitment to the future of our great country.

Today, as in the past, there are problems in this country that must be solved and challenges that must be met – nevertheless, it is the time for all Americans to come together and pay tribute to all of our Service Men and Women who have fought and died in defense of our country and for our freedom. It is a day to for all to take time and reflect on the service and sacrifice of these heroes, and to honor those American families for whom Memorial Day is another day of longing for their loved ones.

On behalf of everyone at Steeda Autosports, we proudly salute all of our fallen heroes and sincerely thank them and their families for the freedom we all enjoy today. Additionally, we honor those brave Americans that today serve in our Armed Forces as they make continued sacrifices as they protect the American freedom and liberty that we so preciously enjoy and cherish.

God Bless the USA
Dario Orlando, President Steeda Autosports, Inc

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Mustang 50th Anniversary

Steeda Celebrates Mustang 50th at Charlotte

This past week marked the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang and there were plenty of celebrations around the country to celebrate this once in a lifetime event for the original Pony Car. From New York, Las Vegas, Charlotte, and in many other small towns across America, the faithful all paid homage to Americas original pony car – The Ford Mustang. Steeda Autosports was to be a presenting sponsor of the 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Charlotte Motor Speedway where approximately 4000 Mustangs and over 100,000 people converged together to make it one huge Mustang Birthday Celebration to remember forever.

Mustang 50th Anniversary

In the corporate display area, we showcased the following four Steeda Mustangs in our display – all of which have made a significant contribution to the rich history of Mustangs and Steeda over the years:

1993 Steeda Cobra R

Steeda Autosports was actively involved in the 1993 Cobra R development program by incorporating the knowledge we had acquired in our racing program to the SVT engineers. One of our contributions to the car was assisting SVT with the design of the vehicles braking system – ensuring that the completed design would have the stamina and capabilities to stand up to the rigors of road racing. Ford ended up building only 107 of the1993 Cobra “R” models – each of them in Vibrant Red and they were available for sale only to licensed race-drivers. At Sebring International Raceway in 1993, our Steeda Cobra R was the very first Cobra R to have success on a racetrack by finishing first in its inaugural race – a huge feat at the time for a new model incorporating new technologies for its time.

1995 Steeda Cobra R

In the wake of the 1993 Cobra R’s success, SVT engineers embarked on a mission to developed a more powerful and more competitive R-model based on the 1995 Cobra. Once again SVT engineers collaborated with Steeda Autosports on the development of this model as we provided key racing insights and engineering assistance to bring the car to reality. One of our top priorities was the need for a more powerful engine and more fuel capacity. In response, SVT incorporated an SVT modified version of Ford’s 5.8 liter Windsor V8, re-engineered to produce 300 horsepower. To provide for longer time on the track racing, we collaborated on the inclusion of a 22-gallon racing fuel cell that increased the cars time on the track and less time in the pits refilling. Weight-savings was targeted, so there was no back seat, radio, power windows/seats or air-conditioning-not even fog lights, which were omitted to provide ducts for getting cool air onto the front disk brakes. Heavy-duty progressive-rate springs, thicker stabilizer bars and a front strut tower brace helped improve handling. Only 250 vehicles were built, available only in white with Saddle Cloth interior, each with a unique center-tiered fiberglass hood tall enough to clear the engine and induction system. As with the 1993 Cobra R, only owners of a valid racing license were able to obtain one of these cars. Our Steeda 1995 Cobra R was the first Mustang to win a pole position in professional IMSA GS Class competition – a major feat and endorsement of our engineering successes. It’s success didn’t end there, as it set a new track record at Daytona in the inaugural IMSA Endurance race. In 1996 at the Texas Motor Speedway, the Steeda Cobra R won it’s first IMSA race for a Mustang in over a decade by lapping the 65 car field twice during the grueling 6-hour endurance race. Success continued in with first place finishes at both Mosport Park and Daytona – proving that the Steeda Cobra R program was a huge success.

2010 Steeda StreetFighter

Destined to reign supreme in the Pony Wars, this 690HP muscle machine is proof positive that Steeda Autosports builds the best performing Mustangs available anywhere. An ideal Mustang – a formidable weekend warrior on the racetrack or drag-strip that can also be comfortably driven daily. Outfitted with the most extensive standard suspension upgrades ever included on a Steeda production vehicles – including our Watt’s Link Suspension system – this performance Mustang can easily pull 1.2gs. With a broad range of brutal power on demand, it turns 0-60 times under 4 seconds and quarter mile times comfortably in the 10 second range. There is simply no other serialized Mustang available today that offers the performance, styling, and performance attitude of this dedicated StreetFighter.

2014 Steeda Q450 Enforcer

Showcasing our current line of performance-bred parts for the ford Mustang, this Q-Series Steeda Mustang is the flagship of our serialized vehicle program and is specially designed for hardcore, power-hungry performance enthusiasts who want the most Mustang muscle for their money. This performance stallion provides plenty of pure pony power to humble the competition every time you turn the ignition key and hit the throttle. Power means nothing without control, so the Q450 precision-engineered suspension and chassis modifications keep the driver in command and deliver an unbeatable level of performance. With strategic modifications all tuned to maximize performance and provide optimum handling, the Q450 is a no-holds-barred approach that delivers pure hardcore driving excitement.

During show hours in the paddock area there were multiple Steeda representatives on hand to supporting on track activities – including our “Ace in the Hole” Master Mechanic Steve Chichisola, Regional and National American Iron Champion Driver Robin Burnett, Camaro-Mustang Challenge Champion James Ray, and the NASA – SE Champion Jim Edwards. Each of these great racing enthusiasts shared racing knowledge and experiences and were on hand to provide some lucky show attendees a first hand look at their race cars as well as a ride-of-their life. Following is a profile of just two of the Steeda cars that were blistering around the track:

Steeda Q650R

Built by our renown “Skunk Works Team” at Steeda Autosports, the Q650R serves as a rolling test bed for continuing refinement and development of our track tested and race proven performance parts and accessories. On the outside, the Q650R is outfitted on the outside with key Steeda’s aerodynamic parts (e.g. Steeda Race Wing, Steeda Competition Front Fascia). Under the hood, the Ford modular engine is boosted with the Steeda/Vortech supercharger system and the race tuning is handled by our unique Steeda Performance Calibration – the end result… over 650 horsepower of heart pounding excitement. Inside the Steeda Tri-Ax Remote Racing provides an extremely short throw with precise action needed for the race track. Under the car is where some really advanced Steeda suspension technology is deployed. From the advanced adjustable full coil over suspension system, our proprietary Watt’s Linkage, to our D Spec Shocks and bump steer kit, the entire catalog of Steeda’s superior suspension parts as well as Nitto’s famed NT01 high performance tires – and some extra experimental suspension enhancements as well – have been integrated into this car so as to make it the BEST HANDLING car we have ever driven on a race track. The end result: An ultra high performance – muscular race car that provides instant acceleration, superior handling, and great fear into the minds of our competitors.

Steeda Q450R

Driven by Regional and National American Iron Champion Robin Burnett, this 2010 Steeda Q450R regularly competes in the American Iron Series that provides a highly competitive forum for Mustangs, Camaros, and Firebirds to race against each other. The power of the modified Ford Modular engine is delivered through a Tremex 3650 5 speed transmission and complemented by a precision tuned Steeda suspension system that helps deliver all that added power to the wheels while keeping the driver in total control – perfect for weekend warrior racing at tracks around America.

Overall, everyone completely enjoyed their time at the 50th Anniversary Celebration. The outstanding camaraderie, great cars, and on fast on-track experiences all made it a truly exciting manner to celebrate Mustangs first 50 years. Congratulations to Ford Motor Company and Team Mustang for providing enthusiasts an outstanding pony car for the past 50 years!

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2014 Steeda Mustang

Steeda Salutes Mustang’s 50th Anniversary

Congratulations to the Ford Motor Company on its 50 years of outstanding success of building the one and only real American pony car – the Ford Mustang. The memories and excitement that Ford Motor Company has provided us with the Mustang over the years are what true automotive dreams are made of.

2014 Steeda Mustang

2014 Steeda Q Series Mustang

Steeda Autosports is proud to be an official sponsor of the Mustang 50th Anniversary Event at Charlotte and we salute Ford Motor Company’s Design, Engineering, Production, and Sales and Marketing Teams for their ongoing commitment to Americas favorite pony car. The commitments that Ford Motor Company has provided over the past 50 years are a reflection of the dedication and resolve that they have at making the Mustang a perennial favorite American pony car – one that is perfect for cruising the open road, racing on a track, or blasting down the ¼ mile, the Mustang is a true one of a kind!

Additionally we want to also thank all of the Mustang owners and Mustang enthusiasts that have purchased and supported the Mustang brand and made it what it is today. It is because of these Mustang loyalists that Steeda Autosports exists today and for that we are indeed forever grateful.

Happy Birthday Mustang from your friends at Steeda Autosports!

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