Just about every performance-oriented car sold today has some kind of dedicated tuner. Honda as Mugen, the Chevrolet Corvette as Ligenfelter, and the Ford Mustang has an entire host of them: Shelby, Ronaele, Roush, Steeda, Saleen, and Ford’s own Special Vehicle Team (SVT). These tuners typically take an ordinary car and make it something extraordinary.
The Beginning of Steeda
Steeda entered the picture in 1988. Founded by Dario Orlando, Steeda Autosports is now one of the world’s largest manufacturers of aftermarket performance parts for Ford. Steeda Mustangs may not necessarily be labelled in the same way that Roush or Saleen Mustangs are, but they are easy to identify: they are loud, fast, and very distinct in their decaling and bodywork.
Being completely dedicated to Ford Motorsports, Steeda has continuously produced nothing less than the best quality parts and accessories for purchasers of Ford vehicles. Steeda is now world class, and produces the largest line of exclusive Ford parts and accessories in the world today.
On top of that, Steeda guarantees the quality and performance of their parts which is not easy to come by in the auto industry.
Steeda has released a couple variations of the Ford Mustang, called the Q400 (introduced in 2003) and Q525 (introduced in 2006). The Q400 is one of the best Steeda Mustangs ever made (it produced 400 horsepower from a supercharged 4.6L V8), and the Q525 ups the ante even more (500 horsepower from a supercharged and intercooled 5.0L V8).
To really appreciate the value of a Steeda Mustang it’s important that you take into consideration all of the work that has gone into making it. The Q400, for example, was actually underrated from Steeda when it was released. Car and Driver did a dynamometer test on a Q400 and found that it produced 425 horsepower to the wheels, meaning that it was making at least 450 horsepower at the crank.
If you can’t afford to purchase one of the Steeda Mustangs, fret not, as you can always select various Steeda performance parts from their catalog and custom-build your Mustang. Steeda is in the business of making horsepower, and once you strap some bolt-on Steeda parts to your car you’ll understand why.
It’s no surprise that their motto is: Steeda – Where Speed Matters!