Steve Turner
Former Editor, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
February 24, 2011
Contributers: Tom Wilson Photos By: Courtesy of SEMA, Tom Wilson

Granatelli Motorsports
There are always plenty of surprises in store when we cross paths with JR Granatelli. This year Granatelli Motor-sports ( showed off a host of new goods from a turbo system for the Coyote 5.0 to a line of modular, expandable fluid tanks. What really caught our eye was this frequency-based mass air that references a wideband 02 sensor to calibrate itself!

Hellion Power Systems
Hellion Power Systems ( was sharing booth space with its turbo supplier, Turbonetics, and showing off its new turbo kit for the '11 Mustang GT. The kit promises a no-cut install and a power output range of 550 to 850 hp.

We like the cylindrical design of Hurst's ( new Billet/Plus shifter for the '11 Mustang GT. The arm is machined from 6061 T-6 aluminum billet, so you'll have to drive over this thing with a bulldozer to bend it. The pivot bearing is spherical, and the color is anodized into the aluminum. The throw is reduced by 37 percent, so expect a slightly higher effort.

Magnuson's 2300 (2.3-liter) supercharger was looking good in blue on an '11 GT. A 1.9-liter is also available; both use the stock throttle body and water-to-air charge cooling. An optional version with a cast-in 95mm throttle body is also available. Magnuson ( offers the blower kit at $6,650 with the stock airbox, as shown here. They also have a cold-air inlet for those not needing California emissions compliance.

Mahle Motorsports
Mahle ( was quick to market with its 5.0 Coyote Power Pak pistons. A variety of domes for NA and boosted engines are available. Mahle's piston kits include coated skirts, wire pinlocks, and performance rings. Pricing is $603 per set.

MBRP Exhaust
Making a strong push into the '05-and-up exhaust market is MBRP (, which has a full line of offerings-headers, H-pipes, and axle-back systems-for both the '11 Mustang GT and '11 Shelby GT500. Proving its serious about high-performance Fords, MBRP showed off its own Kenne Bell-supercharged '11 GT500 on the show floor.

Moroso ( is a legacy name in the performance world that's always got a booth full of sharp new parts for Fords and Mustangs. Pictured is its '05-'10 aluminum coolant tank, which represents a bunch of new parts, including front motor plates; shim kits; improved breathers; a dry-sump-friendly, locking dipstick; a 9-inch Ford pinion wrench; anti-roll kits; plus no-crush rubber transmission oil-pan gaskets for C4, C6, AOD, AODE, 4R70W, E4OD and 4R100 transmissions.

MSD Ignition
Shades of its products for the original 5.0-MSD ( released this compact, plug-and-play two-stage rev limiter for '11 Mustang GTs. It's designed to provide a lower rev limiter during dragstrip launches; retail is $221.40.