Mus­tang Tick­ford tick­led

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Racing Aus­tralia is keep­ing its cards close to its chest over which model it will race in the 2018 Su­per­cars Cham­pi­onship, as sis­ter com­pany Tick­ford be­gan 2017 by an­nounc­ing road car en­hance­ments for Mus­tang.

“We haven’t de­cided on what (racing model) or what pack­age it will be in 2018,” PRA mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor Peter Trevaskis told speed­cafe.com in Jan­uary of the Mel­bourne team’s plan­ning. “We have to work with the Penske boys [fel­low Ford squad DJR Team Penske] to for­mu­late a plan and work through some en­gi­neer­ing stuff. It’s still in the devel­op­ment phase,” he says.

The Mus­tang is firm­ing as favourite to replace the Fal­con on track with Roger Penske keen to push ahead with the coupe as the Queens­land­based team’s 2018 mount. This de­spite Ford Aus­tralia’s stated dis­in­ter­est in Su­per­cars par­tic­i­pa­tion.

In the mean­time, with over 6000 Mus­tangs de­liv­ered by Aussie Ford deal­ers in 2016 the en­hance­ment busi­ness is an in­creas­ing fo­cus for the Tick­ford op­er­a­tion.

It re­leased the first of its per­son­al­i­sa­tion pack­ages for Mus­tang with pow­er­train of­fer­ings for both GT and EcoBoost vari­ants. The 360 Power Pack for the V8-pow­ered GT de­liv­ers 360kW of power and 585Nm of torque, a lift of 55kW and 55Nm. The pack in­cludes cold air in­take, an ECU re­cal­i­bra­tion, Tick­ford­de­vel­oped quad cat­back ex­haust, be­spoke rear dif­fuser and is priced at $6990 in­clud­ing fit­ment. Each Mus­tang fit­ted with the pack will re­ceive in­di­vid­u­ally-num­bered build plates and Tick­for­den­hanced badg­ing. The 270 Power Pack for EcoBoost mod­els pro­duces 270kW/540Nm and fea­tures the same com­po­nents as its GT equiv­a­lent, plus a cal­i­bra­tion spe­cific to the 2.3-litre EcoBoost pow­er­plant. It costs the same.

The com­pany also of­fers its cat­back ex­haust and rear dif­fuser as stand­alone op­tions.

Tick­ford’s Mus­tang Power Packs will soon be fol­lowed by ride and han­dling pack­ages along with styling and in­te­rior op­tions.

Tick­ford is also an au­tho­rised Ford Per­for­mance Parts dealer and is of­fer­ing the op­tion of a Ford Per­for­mance Mus­tang GT Su­per­charger Kit.

Tick­ford only works on cars that are al­ready with their own­ers.

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