News: 2015 Mustang Tuning

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SCT Performance strikes first with S550 tuning

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of SCT Performance

We were a bit concerned that tuning the 2015 Mustang would hold up the modding fun, but it didn’t take SCT Performance long to get out of the gate with its EcoBoost calibrations. SCT’s Chris Johnson flew up to MRT in Plymouth, Michigan to tune the company’s 2015 Mustang EcoBoost project car.

Chris used SCT Performance's X4 Power Flash to improve the EcoBoost 2.3-liter's performance.
Chris used SCT Performance’s X4 Power Flash to improve the EcoBoost 2.3-liter’s performance.

So now we have our first taste of what can be gained from a performance calibration on Ford’s Gas Direct Injection Turbo 2.3-liter engine.

Considering that the tuned results of 266.24 horsepower and 334.28 lb-ft of torque at the wheels put this car ahead of GTs and Cobras of the past, you have to be impressed.

Better yet, SCT believes there is more on the table, so we can’t wait to see what the future holds for this platform.

SCT's Chris Johnson picked up 35 horsepower and 46 lb-ft of torque at the wheels with a conservative tune.
SCT’s Chris Johnson picked up 35 horsepower and 46 lb-ft of torque at the wheels with a conservative tune.

Of course, SCT wasn’t done. At its Florida headquarters, head calibrator Matt Alderman was busy dialing in gains on the company’s Mustang GT. The GT baselined with 360.08 horsepower and 343.80 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. After Matt worked his magic, the GT was laying down 384.63 horsepower and 364.32 lb-ft of torque, so the factory definitely left a little bit on the table with the GT as well.

Now the race begins for modded power gains and drag-strip e.t.’s.

On 93-octane fuel, SCT Performance picked up gains of 24.55 horsepower and 20.52 lb-ft of torque
On 93-octane fuel, SCT Performance picked up gains of 24.55 horsepower and 20.52 lb-ft of torque on its automatic GT.

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8 thoughts on “News: 2015 Mustang Tuning”

  1. If FRPP or aftermarket come out with a bigger fuel pump, that will really bust the performance door open.

    I imagine this car will be a lot like a diesel engine. You’ll have modded stock pumps and belt driven 2nd pumps on the market before too long.

    There is a guy with f150 ecoboost, wired a Walbro 455 pump into his stock tank. Is making 451hp/532tq with stock turbos on E40 mix I believe.

    Once real pumps and injectors hit, EcoBoosts will be nuts.

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