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 byRichard Owen
built atDetroit, Michigan, USA
engineV8
positionFront Longitudinal
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement5000 cc / 305.1 in³
power309.5 kw / 415.0 bhp @ 6800 rpm
specific output83.0 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
body / frameCarbn Fibre Body Pieces over Unit Steel
front tires265/35 ZR 18
rear tires295/35 ZR 18
front brakesBrembro Vented Discs w/4-Pot Calipers
f brake sizex 356 mm / x 14.0 in
rear brakesBrembro Vented Discs
r brake sizex 330 mm / x 13.0 in
front wheelsF 45.7 x 22.9 cm / 18.0 x 9.0 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18.0 x 10.0 in
f suspensionDouble Wishbones
wheelbase2700 mm / 106.3 in
transmissionTremec T56 Six Speed Manual
gear ratios:1
final drive4.10:1
top speed~281.6 kph / 175.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~4.6 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~12.7 seconds