1999 Ford Mustang FR500 Concept


1999 Ford Mustang FR500 Concept

1999 Ford Mustang FR500 Concept

Calling it our ultimate performance parts project, Dan Davis, director, Ford Racing Technology, unveiled the Ford Mustang FR500 to media and industry officials at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.

Special Features:

-Up front the MacPherson strut system was replaced with a bolt-on double A-arm suspension. It consists of a rear upper arm from a Lincoln LS and a fabricated lower arm. -Springs and shocks are similar in design to the Lincoln LS, but have rates and valving unique to the FR500 -Front axle moved 5 inches forward, giving the FR 500 a wheelbase of 106.3 inches versus 101.3 for the stock configuration -50/50 weight distribution The front brakes have 14-inch Brembo rotors with four-piston Brembo calipers

1999 Ford Mustang FR500 Concept

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
built at Detroit, Michigan, USA
engine V8
position Front Longitudinal
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 5000 cc / 305.1 in³
power 309.5 kw / 415.0 bhp @ 6800 rpm
specific output 83.0 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
body / frame Carbn Fibre Body Pieces over Unit Steel
front tires 265/35 ZR 18
rear tires 295/35 ZR 18
front brakes Brembro Vented Discs w/4-Pot Calipers
f brake size x 356 mm / x 14.0 in
rear brakes Brembro Vented Discs
r brake size x 330 mm / x 13.0 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 22.9 cm / 18.0 x 9.0 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18.0 x 10.0 in
f suspension Double Wishbones
wheelbase 2700 mm / 106.3 in
transmission Tremec T56 Six Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
final drive 4.10:1
top speed ~281.6 kph / 175.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.6 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~12.7 seconds