Michael Johnson
Associate Editor, 5.0 Mustangs & Super Fords
March 1, 2009

5.0 Tech Specs

Engine And Drivetrain

Block
Aluminum 4.6

Displacement
302ci

Crankshaft
Eagle

Rods
Eagle

Pistons
Arias

Camshaft
Stock

Cylinder Heads
Ford Racing Performance Parts CNC-ported

Intake Manifold
Whipple

Throttle Body
Whipple monoblade

Power Adder
Whipple supercharger

Fuel System
Steeda Autosports

Exhaust
Steeda Autosports custom-fabricated

Transmission
Tremec TKO-600

Rearend
8.8 with Tru-Trac differential

Electronics

Engine Management
Stock w/Steeda Autosports Adaptive Performance calibration

Ignition
Stock

Gauges
AiM Sports MXL digital dash

The inside of the Q650R is all business; You won't find any fluff here. Since the car started out as a body-in-white, the car didn't have the interior anyway, but even so, the only thing close to being street-friendly is the Cobra bucket seat, which is downright plush. A custom rollcage keeps driver safety in mind at all times and all speeds. As you can see, the only factory component screaming out to us is the headlight switch on the left side of the dash. The Q650R utilizes an AiM Sports MXL digital dash to keep tabs on mechanical goings-on (see Horse Sense).

Chassis And Suspension

Front Suspension
K-member
Stock

Control Arms
Stock

Springs
Steeda Autosport Comp

Struts
Tokico D-Spec

Caster/Camber
Steeda Autosports

Swaybar
Steeda Autosports

Brakes
Steeda Autosports

Wheels
Forgeline 18x9 1/2-inch

Tires
Nitto NT01 275/35-18

Rear Suspension

Springs
Steeda Autosports Comp

Shocks
Tokico D-Spec

Control Arms
Steeda Autosports billet-aluminum control arms with Steeda Watt's link

Swaybar
Steeda Autosports

Brakes
Steeda Autosports

Wheels
Forgeline 18x11

Tires
Nitto NT01 315/35/18

Chassis Stiffening
Custom rollcage