Steve Turner
Former Editor, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
August 26, 2010

After several drawings, design studies, focus groups and iterations, the Steeda bodywork went from the computer to the real world as a prototype. From there, as you can see in the photo, the design went through a few final refinements receiving final design assistance from Ford Corporate Designers Melvin Betancourt and Garen Nicogosian who offered their assistance under the Ford/SEMA Show Program. The final version is sleek, unique, and a definite performance-orientated design that is true to the original Mustang and Steeda DNA. "When you look at other designs, sometime they are done with objectives other than performance in mind," Bob explained. "That would never happen at Steeda, as we never compromise a vehicle's performance or safety in the designs that we do."

Natural High
If you drooled over the StreetFighter, but don't make the financial jump into a top-of-the-line tuner 'Stang, Steeda offers plenty of options from parts to entry level, naturally aspirated packages. In fact, Steeda's NA cars have ranked among some of our favorite aftermarket Mustangs that we've spent time in. The final 4.6 iteration of these naturally aspirated packages is the '10 Q350, which won an Outstanding Design Achievement Award at the '10 SEMA show.

This car features the same front fascia and wing as the StreetFighter, but offers a blend of naturally aspirated performance upgrades and a complete suspension upgrade. Rolling on Steeda's own Spyder wheels, the Q350 packs a full Steeda suspension short of the coilovers and Watt's link found on his high-end brother. Underhood, it packs Steeda's own cold-air, axle-back exhaust, charge-motion delete plates, and underdrive pulleys.

With crisp NA performance, and razor-sharp handling, the Steeda Q350 offers a real-world proof-of-concept for the company's wide array of performance parts.

5.0 Tech Specs


'10 Streetfighter
Engine and Drivetrain
Block Stock aluminum 4.6
Displacement 302 ci
Crankshaft Eagle ESP forged 4340
Rods Eagle 4340 forged H-beam
Pistons Arias forged aluminum
Camshafts Comp Cams NSR
Cylinder Heads Stock Three-Valve
Intake Manifold Whipple
Power Adder Whipple supercharger with Steeda beltdrive
Mass Air Steeda 90mm housing with stock electronics
Throttle Body Stock
Fuel System GT500 fuel pumps with 60-lb/hr injectors
Exhaust Magnaflow high-flow catalytic X-style pipe, Steeda axle-back
Transmission Tremec six-speed w/Exedy clutch and Steeda Tri-Ax shifter
Rearend 8.8 w/3.73 gears and Steeda Watt's link

Electronics
Engine Management Stock w/Steeda custom calibration
Ignition Stock
Gauges Aeroforce w/Speed of Sound A-pillar gauge cluster

Chassis and Suspension
Front Suspension
K-member Stock
Control Arms Stock w/Steeda X5 Ball Joint Kit
Struts Tokico D-spec w/Steeda upper strut mount kit
Springs Steeda
Sway bar Steeda adjustable
Brakes Steeda/Baer six-piston calipers w/15-inch cross-drilled and slotted rotors
Wheels HRE Monoblock P40, 20x9.5-inch
Tires Nitto NT05 275/35-20
Rear Suspension
Shocks Steeda/Tokico D-spec
Springs Steeda
Sway Bar Steeda rear swaybar w/ Steeda billet endlinks
Control Arms Steeda adjustable third-link, Steeda billet aluminum lowers, and Steeda lower trailing arm relocation brackets
Brakes Steeda/Baer six-piston calipers w/15-inch crossed-drilled and slotted rotors
Wheels HRE Monoblock P40, 20x11-inch
Tires Nitto NT05 315/35-20
Chassis Stiffening Steeda three-point framerail and torque-box brace kit