Ford Performance
Ford Performance and Roush Performance co-developed an all-new supercharger for the 5.0-liter V8 engine for the 2018 Mustang and F-150

Ford Performance has announced the availability of a new 700HP supercharger kit co-developed with Roush performance. The kit was introduced at the SEMA 2017 show.

The supercharger kit is specially designed to work with the 5.0-litre V8’s new port and direct injection system. This makes it suitable both for the new Mustang and F-150 V8. The Mustang GT version offers 610 lb.-ft. of torque at 12 psi of boost on 93 octane fuel for either manual or automatic transmission. When fitted to a 2018 F-150, it provides 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft.

This new supercharger kit is backed by a limited warranty and the vast support network of Ford Motor Company and Roush. The installation of this kit does not void new vehicle warranties.

“Ford and Roush have teamed up on performance for years on and off the track,” said Doug White, Global Ford Performance Parts Manager. “This new supercharger is another great example of our innovation in performance, greatly improving horsepower and torque so people can enjoy two of our most iconic vehicles even more.”

“Our teams collaborated to create the most highly engineered, tested and performing supercharger kit on the market,” said Jack Roush, chairman, board of directors, Roush Performance. “The combination of the 2018 5.0-litre engine and our all-new, fully integrated 2650 supercharger system yields simply incredible, no-compromise performance.”

Performance Drift Stick

Ford performance Drift Stick
Ford today announces the all-new Ford Performance Drift Stick, the first-ever, rally-inspired electronic handbrake, developed and designed for Focus RS and approved by rally and stunt star Ken Bock.

In other news from the SEMA Show, Ford have also announced the all-new Ford Performance drift stick. It is the first-ever rally-inspired electronic handbrake and is developed for the Focus RS. Ford have collaborated with Ken Block for the validation and feedback on the drift stick.

The stick is internally called Project Wicked Stick and led by Ford Performance program manager John Wicks – was born out of the Focus RS industry-first Drift Mode and developed by the same team.

“The passionate engineers at Ford Performance are also enthusiasts,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “Everyone here is encouraged to think outside the box, so project ‘Wicked Stick’ was born. Our engineers will leverage the learnings from its development for many future products for Ford Performance and, ultimately, take back even more of an innovative spirit when they rejoin our mainstream engineering teams.”

The Drift Stick is an aluminum lever between the driver’s seat and manual transmission, which uses the innovative Ford Performance all-wheel-drive system in conjunction with the antilock braking system, opening up the rear-drive unit clutches and applying hydraulic pressure to lock the rear wheels to induce drift with the simple pull of a lever. The results are clutch-free drift turns very similar to the experience of a real rally car.

For final sign-off, professional rally driver Ken Block was consulted on the Ford Performance Drift Stick.

“I think it’s really cool that Ford Performance is offering customers a way to create large-angle drifts in the Focus RS. Obviously it’s something that I’m really passionate about having been a part of the development of the production vehicle, so it’s exciting to see it come to life,” said Ken Block. “It definitely makes the car even more fun to drive.”

Additional information can be found at FordPerformanceParts.com.

 

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