From 306 to 360

Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle News -

Tick­ford’s tweaks rear­range the nu­mer­als to take the Mus­tang GT’s 5.0-litre V8 from 306 to 360kW while ramp­ing up torque from the stan­dard 530Nm to 585Nm, in­creases of 18 and 10 per­cent re­spec­tively.

The ad­di­tional out­puts come via im­prove­ments to in­take and ex­haust flow. The over­head-cam bent-eight re­tains the stan­dard head­ers, the 3.0-inch, man­drel-bent stain­less steel ex­haust run­ning cat-back to a pair of dual car­bon-wrapped out­lets nes­tled in a Tick­ford quad-out­let dif­fuser.

A cold-air in­take frees in­duc­tion flow and noise and teams with a throt­tle body spacer de­signed to boost torque, along with a spe­cific tune lets the V8 make the most of its new­found abil­ity to breathe.

The pack­age is cov­ered by a driv­e­line war­ranty that ex­tends to the re­main­der of the Ford new-car war­ranty, and a num­bered built plate and Tick­ford En­hanced badge com­plete the up­grade, which costs $7500 fit­ted. The ex­haust and rear dif­fuser are also of­fered on their own for $3990.

The test car’s ad­di­tional, $3990 Mus­tang Sports Sus­pen­sion drops the coupe 25mm us­ing ad­justable coil-over front struts and con­ven­tional rear springs and dampers de­vel­oped in con­junc­tion with Ger­man brand H&R.

The 20-inch wheel and tyre pack­age brings unique satin black 10-spoke semi-forged al­loy wheels mea­sur­ing 9.5 inches wide at the front and 11.0 inches wide at the rear, wrapped in 265/35 and 295/30 Dun­lop SP Sport Maxx GT tyres. The $4500 pack­age re­tains the fac­tory tyre pres­sure mon­i­tor func­tion­al­ity and comes with Tick­ford cen­tre caps and chrome nuts.

A Tick­ford Leather In­te­rior up­grade pro­vides the fin­ish­ing touch. The $4490 op­tion brings front and rear seats with up­graded foam sup­port and re-trimmed in retro-in­spired char­coal black, a suede- and leather-trimmed cen­tre con­sole, and Tick­ford lo­gos in the seat backs.

You can piece to­gether your own Mus­tang from the var­i­ous Tick­ford packs, or tick ev­ery box as our test car did, for $20,480 on top of the $54,990 for the Mus­tang GT man­ual, or a to­tal of $75,470.

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