BMR Suspension baselines its first S550 development car at the drag strip
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of BMR Suspension
In the first 24 hours that you own a new Mustang, you might want to remove all those dealer stickers, detail it, and take your favorite person out for a ride. In the case of BMR Suspension, the company needed to set a baseline before developing its new series of S550 suspension parts. So, the BMR crew headed right to Bradenton Motorsports Park and ran it down the quarter mile!
The company just picked up this Deep Impact Blue 2015 Mustang GT base car and immediately put it on the scales. It weighed in at 3,705 pounds. Then they promptly bolted on a set of drag radials, removed some unnecessary equipment, and headed to the drag strip. You can watch the run right here:
“As far as the weight that was removed, we gutted the trunk, removed the passenger and back seats, took the front sway bar off, and ran skinnies. When we scaled the car and when Kelly ran it, the gas tank was topped off for every run,” Pete Epple, BMR Suspension Marketing Technician, explained. “We figure the offset in weight from what we removed is only about 40 pounds less than if we ran it in actual stock trim with an almost empty tank.”
With BMR’s Mustang Suspension Specialist Kelly Aiken behind the wheel, this automatic stocker clicked off a 12.65-second elapsed time at over 112 mph.
Its short time was only 1.95 seconds through the 60-foot clock, but the BMR crew attributes this mainly to the stock 3.15 gears.
Naturally this car is destined for a full complement of BMR Suspension upgrades, but the company has other plans for the car. It will eventually receive a built Coyote engine and forced induction to really put that new suspension to work. Stay tuned!