5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
PRI Show 2012 - Final Lap
The Performance Racing Industry show wraps up its run in the Sunshine State
Appropriately, Procharger (www.procharger.com) highlight its new F3A-121 supercharger, which boasts a maximum boost level of 40 psi with a 72,000-rpm impeller redline. This unit will move 2,100 cfm of air and turn an 800hp naturally aspirated race engine into a 2,100hp monster.
Racers know Racepak (www.racepak.com) for its datalogging and gauge expertise, but what fun is all that data without some video to accompany it? Now the company offers this new camera module interface, which lets you feed GoPro or Replay video footage into your datastream. How cool is that?
Want to drop a 600hp Coyote into your project? Want one complete with a TVS supercharger? Well, the new 5.0-liter RSC Coyote crate engine from Roush Performance (www.roushperformance.com) offers that kind of package. Based on Ford Racing’s Aluminator long-block, this turnkey solution is tuned for premium fuel and ready to go.
The future of Ford performance is clearly in the hands of Ecoboost and Roush-Yates (www.roushyates.com) has a leg up, as it’s been building up Ecoboost 3.5 V6s for Daytona Prototype racing. This example is designed to produce 500 hp from 10.5:1 compression with a 7,500-rpm redline. It runs dry-sump oiling and a low-inertia Borg-Warner EFR 6258 turbo.
We hear there might have been some sort of SCT (www.sctflash.com) party at PRI, but we know for sure that the company displayed its latest flash tuner, the Livewire TS, in Orlando. This touchscreen device will store up to 10 tunes, offers a performance calculator, and displays OBD-II data in virtual gauges.
In addition to its new S197 shocks and struts, Strange Engineering (www.strangeengineering.net) presented its Pro Series brake systems. The company offers single- and four-piston front kits and four-piston rear kits. Battle tested by sportsman racers, these kits are designed to reduce weight, eliminate warping, and ramp up safety.
We are well versed in VMP Tuning’s (www.vmptuning.com) lineup of products, but the company showed everyone its line of TVS superchargers for Condors, Coyotes, and RoadRunners. The company also display its own mass air housings, pulley-swap tools, and tuning offerings inside the convention center. Outside, VMP set up its mobile Dynojet (www.dynojet.com) so both companies could show the chassis dyno in action.
Wilwood Did someone say carbon? Yep—Wilwood did! The company (www.wilwood.com) now offers high-tech carbon-ceramic braking kits for S197 Mustangs. These kits allow you to drop unsprung weight, improve stopping distances, and shed heat faster. However, if you want all this goodness, expect to pay a premium price.
Winberg Crankshafts On display in the Winberg (www.winbergcrankshafts.com) booth was a crankshaft for 4.6 and 5.4 modulars, but the company offers cranks for all manner of Fords from pushrod small-blocks to FEs. Made from aerospace-certified alloys, these billet cranks feature aerodynamically profiled counterweights. The company also had a shiny crank on display. We mistakenly thought this was just to attract showgoers. Instead it had been treated to the company’s eight-step polishing process, which is said to increase oil shedding, decrease oil foaming, and reduce parasitic losses. It definitely looks impressive.