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Tech: VMP Performance Focus RS SEMA Build

SEMA Bound

VMP Builds an RS Street-Fighter.

By SID297

One new Ford that I have been itching to spend more time in is the potent Focus RS.  With over 300HP on tap and AWD keeping that power planted the car definitely has the makings for a very fun ride.  But everyone here on SVTP knows that modded is preferable to stock, and SVTP Vendor VMP Performance certainly knows how to mod.  So when I first heard that they were building an RS for the 2017 SEMA show I knew I wanted to dig in and learn more about this project.

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Video: 4.7 Kenne Bell Vs VMP 2.3 Vs 4.0 Whipple

Under Pressure

One supercharger to rule them all.

By SID297

It’s a war that’s been raging for years, the battle of the Mustang blowers.  Kenne Bell and Whipple are the traditional combatants on the positive displacement side, but VMP has certainly been making waves with their 2.3L TVS units.  It just so happens that SVTP Member 302project posted a video of a 4.0 Whipple powered Boss 302 Vs 4.7 Kenne Bell’s GT500 Vs a 2.3 VMP TVS equipped GT500.

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Feature: Supercharged 2015 Mustang

Looks Fast

Cervini’s revamped a new Mustang with its body parts and VMP blower

By Steve Turner

If you have been around the Ford performance scene for as long as we have, you are undoubtedly familiar with Cervini’s Auto Designs. The company was one of the first outfits to build fiberglass hoods for Fox Mustangs. In the ensuing years the company has built hoods and other body enhancements for every Mustang since then. The company’s in-house project caught our eye at Mustang Week because it not only has subtly enhanced looks, but the performance to back them up.
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Tech: Billet GT500 Belt Tensioner

Tighten Your Belt

Maintain big boost without belt slip thanks to VMP’s billet GT500 tensioner

By Steve Turner

Owners of 2007-2014 Shelby GT500s know how easy it is to build power with these cars. Just add a smaller blower pulley, open up the inlet, add a custom calibration and the gains are huge. As you start to push harder with smaller pulleys, more rpm, and such the factory belt tensioner is put in a bad spot.
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Tech: Shelby GT500 Clutch Upgrade

Heavy Duty

Installing McLeod’s RXT1200 clutch in an 800-plus-horsepower GT500

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of VMP Performance

The Shelby GT500 presents a daunting challenge for a clutch. These are heavy cars that produce tons of torque. When you bolt on a set of sticky tires, raise the rpm to the moon and dump the clutch as many owners are wont to do, and the clutch is stuck between the rock we live on and a really torquey hard place.
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