S550 Mustang Race Car

I picked up this car in early 2016 while my other project car (2009 G8 GT) was down due to transmission failure. My goal is to build a NASA AIX mustang race car I can compete with. In the interim I’m going to have fun with it as a street and track day car while building it.

Latest Stats

  • Horsepower: 663whp Uncorrected, 613whp SAE
  • Torque: 521ft-lb Uncorrected, 496ft-lb SAE
  • Mileage: 5,424
  • Tires Ruined: 2
  • Oil Changes: 3

What are the “Performance Pack” features?

Performance Pack includes some aggressive features to further enhance the S550 GT’s performance! Here is what it comes with:

  • Brembo Six-Piston Front Calipers
  • 380mm Vented Front Rotors
  • 19′′ Wheels in Luster Nickel Finish
  • 255/40R19 Front and 275/40R19 Rear Pirelli P-Zero Tyres
  • Front Strut Bracing
  • Ford Racing 8.8′′ 34-Spline Torsen Differential
  • 3.73 Super 8.8′′ Gear Set
  • Upgraded Radiator
  • Upgraded Suspension, Springs, K-Brace & Rear Sway Bar
  • Upgraded Stability Control, EPAS & ABS
  • Front Splitter
  • Rear Spoiler Delete
  • RECARO Sport Bucket Seats

It’s certainly not stock!

This car is being transformed aggressively and was supercharged at just over 4,000 miles. I parted with my warranty a while ago, no mod is too extreme to consider! Check out my list of current mods below. Then scroll down to see the build log mile by mile!

S550 Engine Mods

Types of mods: Tuning, induction, ignition, fueling, hardware, etc...
ManufacturerModelDescription
ProChargerP-1SC-1Stage 2 10PSI Centrifugal Supercharger
ProCharger1103ci Air-to-AirFront Mount Intercooler
ProChargerTuning ServiceRemote ECU Tuning
E-MotionnGaugeTuner & Diagnostics
Deatschwerks17U-04-0095-81000cc (95lb) Fuel Injectors
JMSPowerMAXFuel Pump Booster
NGK6510Spark Plugs @ 0.032"
HPST-Bolt ClampsSpring Loaded Induction Hose Clamps

S550 Drivetrain Mods

Types of mods: Transmissions, clutches, shifters, diffs, etc...
ManufacturerModelDescription
Blowfish RacingMSSB1Shifter Support Bracket & Driveshaft Safety Loop
RacesengWhite Cue BallWeighed 1.49lb (675g) Shift Knob

S550 Exhaust Mods

Types of mods: Headers, mufflers, cat-backs, etc...
ManufacturerModelDescription
CorsaPN 14328Xtreme 3" Cat-back Exhaust

S550 Suspension Mods

Types of mods: Braces, struts, springs, coilovers, bushes, etc...
ManufacturerModelDescription
SteedaPN 555-5532Extreme G-Track K-Member Brace
SteedaPN 555-5754Rear IRS Subframe Support Braces
SteedaPN 555-5205Ultra Lite Low-Profile Chassis Jacking Rails

S550 Cosmetic Mods

Types of mods: Interior components, exterior parts, spoilers, steering wheels, etc...
ManufacturerModelDescription
MMDV-SeriesUpper & Lower Grilles
MMDV-SeriesRear Spoiler
Ford RacingGT350RAlcantara, Leather and Smoked Chrome Steering Wheel

S550 Lighting & Electrical

Types of mods: Lights, LEDs, bulbs, radar detectors, etc...
ManufacturerModelDescription
RaxiomPN 390270Stage 1 Interior LED Lighting Kit
Raxiom388879G153rd Brake Light Flasher
Diode DynamicsHP24Cool White / Amber Turn Signal LEDs
Diode DynamicsHP3Cool White Sidemarker LEDs
Diode DynamicsN/ARed LED Sidemarkers
Diode DynamicsHP11Backup LED
Valentine ResearchValentine 1Radar Detector
N/AHome Made12V Hard Wire to Mirror Switched Power

S550 Wheels & Tires

Types of mods: Wheels, lugs, tires, etc...
ManufacturerModelDescription
FordGT PP Front Wheels19x9.0" ET45
FordGT PP Rear Wheels19x9.5" ET52.5
PirelliP-Zero255/40R19 Front Tires
MichelinPilot Super Sport275/40R19 Rear Tires
Gorilla Automotive61147CXChrome 13/16″ (14mm x 1.50 Thread Size)

Follow my S550’s Mustang race car progress!

I’m making periodic blog posts to follow the progress of this car mile by mile.