Test & Tune
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.
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.
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.