Tag Archives: GTDI

Road Trip: 2016 EcoBoost Mustang

Boost Cruise

Taking a turbocharged trip to sunny South Florida in an EcoBoost ’Stang

By Steve Turner

We spend most of our waking hours contemplating, analyzing, documenting and reporting on ways to make Ford performance vehicles perform even better. Because we are so focused on the road ahead, it’s nice to step back and recalibrate our backside dyno with some seat time behind the wheel of the latest stock vehicles.
Continue reading

Tech: EcoBoost Mustang Drag Prep

Ready for Launch

Lethal Performance preps its turbocharged Mustang for the drag strip

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Lethal Performance

For those following the progression of Lethal Performance’s 2015 EcoBoost Mustang project here on the Front Page, you know the project recently took a turn toward more serious performance with a turbocharger upgrade. We’ve seen the car move from basic bolt-ons to an improved intercooler to the aforementioned turbo. Now that it’s packing horsepower credentials over 425 ponies, Team Lethal decided to bolster its drivetrain and suspension for an assault on the 1,320.
Continue reading

Video: EcoBoost Mustang Exhaust Comparo

Sound Off

Comparing the sound of the Kooks and stock EcoBoost exhaust systems

By SID297 and Steve Turner
Photos by SID297 and Stacy Stangz

If you are into EcoBoost Mustangs and you’ve been following the progress of our own Project Samhain, you know the Competition Orange 2015 Mustang picked up some impressive gains with the addition of an Airaid cold-air intake, a Kooks exhaust system, and Livernois Motorsports tuning. Our friends at Pro Dyno helped us with the installation and dyno testing of the system. When we were finished there, we had the opportunity to compare the sound of the Kooks exhaust with that of the stock system.
Continue reading

Tech: 2015 EcoBoost Mustang Bolt-Ons

Sound Improvements

Kicking off Project Samhain with intake, exhaust, and tuning mods

By SID297
Photos by SID297 and Stacy Stangz

Let’s face it, we wouldn’t be on a website with the word performance in its name if we weren’t always looking for something to give us a competitive edge. That’s where we find ourselves with our project 2015 Mustang EcoBoost. It was time to break the seal and get our hands dirty under the hood. Fortunately, when you start with a turbocharged direct injection engine with variable valve timing the returns for your modding efforts tend to be rewarded quickly.
Continue reading

News: Shelby GT EcoBoost

Four Score

Shelby reveals a 335hp Shelby GT based on the EcoBoost 2015+ Mustang

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Shelby American

When you think of Shelby American, the first thing that comes to mind is a snarling V-8 engine. However, the company has long offered upgrade packages for cars like the Focus ST. Now Shelby is going global and expanding its Mustang palette with the introduction of a Shelby GT based on the EcoBoost 2015+ Mustang.
Continue reading