Eric English
February 1, 2004
Photos By: E. John Thawley III

Since these photos, both halves of the factory split port intake were Extrude Honed, a BBK 70mm throttle body was added, and a custom chip was burned by Pete Campbell at fordchip.com. Anthony claims the changes have raised the bar to 315 hp and 285 lb-ft of torque, and that more work is on the way via a custom intercooler and engine build in order to prepare the innards for more boost. Of course, it would've been easier to make good power with a V-8, but Anthony is simply working within the confines of an automobile he really likes-not to mention the enjoyment that comes from doing things a bit differently

So how is this impressive six-banger generally received? If recent show results are any indication, quite well, thank you. The list of accolades is extensive, but perhaps none more telling than it's Best in Show status at Saleen's sixth-annual extravaganza at the company's Irvine, California, headquarters. What's more, the award is chosen by Steve Saleen himself, so you needn't wonder if Anthony's effort is really topnotch.

5.0 TECH SPECS
ENGINE AND DRIVETRAIN
Block Stock
Cylinder Heads Stock
Intake Manifold Stock split-port
Camshaft Stock
Power Adder Vortech V2 SQ
Exhaust High-flow cats, MAC after-cat
system, Borla tips
Fuel Pump Chicane {{{300}}}-lph
Injectors 42-lb/hr
Transmission Stock 4R70W automatic
Rearend 7.5-in w/3.73 gears and
Eaton Posi differential
ELECTRONICS
Engine Management EEC V w/chip from
fordchip.com
Ignition Stock
Gauges Auto Meter
SUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
FRONT SUSPENSION
K-Member Stock
Struts Bilstein
Springs Kenny Brown Sport
Brakes Brembo
Wheels Saleen 18x9
Tires Yokohama AVS Sport 265/35ZR18
REAR SUSPENSION
Shocks Bilstein
Springs Kenny Brown Sport
Brakes Brembo
Wheels Saleen 18x10
Tires Yokohama AVS Sport 295/35ZR18