Steeda’s 480-hp Q500 Enforcer Mustang hits Europe


Steeda is the largest privately-owned
Ford tuning specialist in the world, and over the past 30 years has supplied performance parts
and upgrades for vehicles like the Fiesta, Mustang and F-150 truck out of its
headquarters in Florida. Now the company has outed its first turnkey V8 Mustang for
Europe, the Q500 Enforcer.

Based on the standard 5.0-liter V8 Mustang, the Q500 puts out 480-hp (358 kW) and 485 lb-ft (658 Nm) of torque over the standard car’s
(UK-spec) 410-hp (306 kW) and 390 lb-ft (529 Nm) of torque. This is thanks to a cold air intake, revised
engine mapping, and a performance exhaust.

The Q500 also has a stiffer chassis thanks to
fully adjustable suspension with progressive rate springs, solidly-mounted
thicker anti-roll bars front and rear, a strut tower brace and upgraded bushes
for the rear suspension subframe. Steeda says that these upgrades contribute
to a better turn-in and a reduction in wheel hop and deflection that can affect
the standard car. The company has even fitted its subframe alignment kit to
eliminate misalignment that has been reported on some factory cars.

Much of the factory styling has been
retained with only a few exterior modifications. A subtle front splitter derived
from Steeda’s race Mustang reduces front-end lift at high speed, while a small
ducktail rear spoiler has been fitted for rear-end stability.

Optional wheel packages are available,
including 20-inch Velgen VMB7’s (pictured) and 20-inch Steeda ST-R’s. Both options
come wrapped in Michelin Sport 4S tires as standard or Michelin Sport Cup tires as an option. The stealth-look is then
finished off with Steeda sill trim finishers, the Q500 name stamped on the side
skirts and a build plate under the bonnet.

Further upgrades are also available
through Steeda’s catalog, but the launch vehicle has been fitted with an optional fully-adjustable coilover kit that features ride height and
camber settings. A heavy-duty Tremec Magnum XL 6-speed manual with multiple
gear ratio options can be specified, as well as heavy-duty aluminum drive
shafts, vented disc brakes, an upgraded twin-plate clutch and custom painted
brake calipers or engine components.

The company’s latest offering joins the European range of Steeda’s Serialized Vehicles (SSV), alongside the Q750 Streetfighter Mustang, the Q350 Ecoboost Mustang and the Mondeo Sport. The Q500 Enforcer is available for order in the UK from Haynes Ford in Maidestone, Kent for £8,998 (US$12,200) over the base
car’s price. A factory warranty is included as well.

Source: Steeda

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