CLIVE SUTTON REVEALS HIGH-PERFORMANCE TUNING PACKAGES FOR FORD MUSTANGPower, handling, styling upgrades for new right-hand drive Ford Mustang
◾Power increased by as much as 68%; options for 330bhp to 700bhp
◾Suspension changes sharpen dynamics
◾Carbon fibre detailing brings added visual muscle
Renowned supercar dealer Clive Sutton has revealed its Sutton Bespoke tuning programme for the new right-hand drive Ford Mustang, transforming the standard model into a true muscle car wîth up to 700bhp. The programme comprises a suite of packages that enhance the car's performance, handling and styling.
While the focus wîth many American upgrade programmes is on straight-line performance and quarter-mile times, Clive Sutton has carefully engineered its packages to appeal specifically to ÚK and European buyers. The upgraded suspension is a particular highlight, which delivers sharper on-the-limit handling without compromising comfort over broken road surfaces.
The Sutton Bespoke Power Packages are offered in CS350, CS500 and supercharged CS700 specification. The first applies only to the 2.3-litre EcoBoost model, while the latter two are for Ford's 5.0-litre V8, delivering thrilling levels of performance and response.
The range-topping CS700 Power Package delivers a dramatic increase in the peak power of the standard car's V8, lifting it from 416bhp to 645bhp – a rise of 55%. This is achieved through the addition of a Whipple supercharger, upgraded intercooler and a new quad-tailpipe active exhaust system. Performance can be taken to an even higher level by specifying a larger throttle body, uprated injectors and a different pulley – which together take peak power to over 700bhp, a 68% increase over the standard car. Clive Sutton worked hand-in-hand wîth Whipple Superchargers, based in Fresno, CA, to develop the supercharger and tune the engine for optimal reliability and performance.
| ||Vital Stats|
|Engine : 5.0 L., 8-cylinder|
Power: 700 hp
6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic
The CS500 Power Package incorporates an upgraded cold-air intake, helping to lift peak power to 440bhp. For buyers of the 2.3-litre EcoBoost, the Sutton Mustang CS350 Power Package improves the standard figures to 330bhp. These packages also share the CS700's quad-tailpipe active exhaust system and bespoke rear valance.
All of the Power Packages feature Active Exhaust Control. Activated by a switch located on the centre console, the system allows the driver to adjust the volume and tone of the exhaust sound, choosing from Touring, Sport, Track and Custom settings. The Custom mode is programmable via a built-in WiFi module and an associated Apple iOS app.
Customers can specify handling modifications that complement the power upgrades. These include a Sutton Bespoke Ride Package that includes KW coilovers and adjustable springs at the front, wîth matched dampers at the rear, reducing ride height by 30mm.
Available on all models, the optional Appearance Package includes a carbon fibre decklid panel, chin spoiler, rear wing and side skirts; painted wing mirrors, gloss black 'Pony' emblem and – for the V8 – gloss black '5.0' wing motifs. A Brake Package wîth uprated discs is also offered, featuring two-piece rotors that reduce mass and improve heat management. New 20-inch, 10-spoke custom finished gloss black alloy rims supplied by Vossen fill the wheel arches.
Further personalisation can be achieved through the Individual Options list, which includes a bespoke carbon fibre bonnet wîth functional 'ram air' scoop and carbon fibre rear window louvres. For the interior the options include an eye-catching four-piece carbon fibre dashboard and a high-power audio system.
Sutton Bespoke will also be offering a 'tailor-made' service, giving customers the chance to create their own unique Ford Mustang. The packages can be supplied either to existing owners or as a complete service, wîth the base Ford Mustang vehicle sourced for the client. Attractive funding options are available to enable the car and the upgrade package to be financed together.