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2006 Steeda Mustang Q 525

Steeda Autosports introduced their new package for the Ford Mustang, called the Supercharged Steeda Q 525. It is the top of the line Steeda Q for the people who demand the ultimate in performance and drivability. The engineers at Steeda have paid careful attention to vehicle dynamics to give the Q 525 world class ride and handling.

One looks tells you this is a serious performance car, with its new for 2006 light weight, competition front facia equipped with functional brake cooling ducts. These ducts feed cool air to the 14” Steeda front brakes of the Q 525. At the rear the new Steeda designed, engineered and manufactured rear sway bar with billet end links improves handling and rear compliance.

The heart of the Q 525 is a Magna Charger 5th Generation MP112 hybrid roots style supercharger with internal bypass valve. The supercharger provides instantaneous boost from 1,200 to 6,000 rpm. The unique valve is responsible in eliminating parasitic drag from the crank shaft to the supercharger.

The Eaton internal rotating assembly components are durability tested to OEM standards and are accepted by Ford Motor Company. The same assembly as used in the Cobra, Lightning and Jaguar XJR.

Working with Magnuson Products, Steeda engineers created an intercooled system as well as a specific tune for the Q 525, resulting in a very impressive 500 horsepower with 530 ft-lb torque.

The suspension dynamics of the Q525 are in keeping with the Steeda Autosports tradition of designing, engineering and manufacturing quality suspension systems that are competition proven. In addition, they are constructed to strict Steeda quality standards and are precision engineered for both improved ride quality and the finest street and track performance.

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In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine V8 w/Steeda Rods, Crank,Diamond Pistons,
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration MP112 Steeda/Magna Charger Supercharger System
valvetrain SOHC, 3 Valves per Cyl w/Varibale Camshaft Timing
fuel feed Electronic, Returnless & Sequential Ignition
displacement 4605 cc / 281 in³
bore 90.2 mm / 3.55 in
stroke 90.0 mm / 3.54 in
compression 8.5:1
power 372.9 kw / 500 bhp @ 5400 rpm
specific output 108.58 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 314.86 bhp per tonne
torque 718.58 nm / 530 ft lbs @ 3650 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel w/Aluminum Hood
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Steeda Ultralite
front tires Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 275/40 ZR18
rear tires Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 275/40 ZR18
front brakes Steeda Discs
f brake size x 356 mm / x 14 in
rear brakes Vented Discs w/Single-Piston Calipers, ABS
r brake size x 300 mm / x 11.8 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 24.1 cm / 18 x 9.5 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 24.1 cm / 18 x 9.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Tokico D-Spec shocks and struts
r suspension Tokico D-Spec shocks and struts
curb weight 1588 kg / 3500 lbs
wheelbase 2720 mm / 107.1 in
front track 1582 mm / 62.3 in
rear track 1588 mm / 62.5 in
length 4775 mm / 188.0 in
width 1877 mm / 73.9 in
height 1407 mm / 55.4 in
transmission Tremec 3650 5-Speed Manual or Automatic
gear ratios 3.34:1, 2.00:1, 1.32:1, 1.00:1, .067:1, :1
final drive 3.55:1