Underdog Maverick

Sung Kang Partners with SEMA and Shell for "Project Underdog"

Vehicle to debut at the 2016 SEMA show. Build to be broadcast in an online documentary.

Fast & Furious Actor Sung Kang is rooting for "The Underdog" and is partnering with Shell and SEMA for a winning edge. Kang, along with a team of aspiring young automotive technicians from Alhambra High School in Alhambra, CA, will work together to transform a 1972 Ford Maverick to debut at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV.

"If I were a car, I would be the Maverick," said Kang, who first drove the Maverick in Fast & Furious Five in Brazil. "The Maverick has always been underappreciated, overlooked and undervalued... "The Underdog." But those who love her are loyal forever. This and the chance to make a difference for these students is something I can stand behind."

The vehicle represents what Kang describes as the ultimate "Underdog." The build will be recorded and shared in an online video series filled with raw, behind-the-scenes footage, intimate conversations and real-time progress every step of the way, made possible by SEMA and Shell, featuring Pennzoil.

"Kang's "Project Underdog" is, at its heart, designed to promote youth outreach and inspire the next generation to become future enthusiasts and pursue automotive careers," said Mike Spagnola, SEMA VP of OEM & Product Development Programs. "Our SEMA programs are simply the right fit for this team project that will prove the underdog can win big and benefit our community".

EcoBoost Engine Controls Pack

Ford Performance provided the build team with a 2016 Mustang 2.3L Ecoboost Crate Engine (PN# M-6007-23T) and (PN# M-6017-23T) controls pack. The 2.3L EcoBoost engine makes an impressive 305 horsepower and 300 ft-lbs of torque.

"The car community has always saved a seat for me at the table and I've made a lot of friends who are legends in their own right," Kang continued. Among those friends is award-winning builder Steve Strope, who will lead "Project Underdog " and serve as a mentor to the three Alhambra High School students who have been specially selected from the Southern California area for the project.

Underdog Maverick

The final build, which is supported by Shell, featuring Pennzoil, and Ford Motor Company, Samsung, NITTO, GReddy, Rocket Bunny and Facebook, will debut at the 2016 trade-only SEMA Show on Nov. 1-4 in Las Vegas, NV.

Coyote Power Module

Complete Modern Powertrain Solution for Any Ford

  • 2015 Mustang 2.3L EcoBoost Engine
  • Tremec 6-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Complete Engine Controller and Wiring Harness

The crew at Ford Performance have spec'd out a complete kit to simplify the swap of modern 5.0L Coyote power into just about any classic Ford vehicle. The Coyote Power Module teams the Mustang GT 435 horsepower 5.0L Coyote V8 with a state of the art Tremec 6-Speed manual or 6R80 6-Speed automatic transmission - and all the electronics and hardware to finish the installation. Coyote Power Module simplifies both the shopping and build experience by kitting up the right parts that are matched to deliver potent performance with civilized drivability. The engine control pack and wiring harness is truly a plug and play set-up and simplifies the conversion to modern electronically fuel injected V8 high performance engine.

Coyote Power Module Pack
  • 2015 Mustang GT 5.0L Coyote Engine - M-6007-23EB
  • 435 Horsepower 400 ft/lb of Torque
  • 11.0:1 Compression Ratio
  • Aluminum block
  • BOSS 302 Alternator Kit - M-8600-M50BALT
  • Starter
  • PCM and Installation Kit is Tunable for Power Upgrades - M-6017-504V
  • Runs on Pump Gas

M-9000-PMCM - Coyote Power Module Manual Transmission

  • Aluminum Bellhousing
  • Roller Pilot Bearing - M-7600-B
  • Lightweight Billet Flywheel - M-6375-M50
  • Hydraulic Slave Cylinder and Hardware
  • Tremec 6-Speed Transmission 2.66 1st Gear - M-7003-M6266

Coyote Power Module Automatic Transmission

  • 6R80 Mustang GT 6-Speed Automatic Transmission and Torque Converter
  • Transmission Electronic Controller
  • Installation Hardware
Focus RS/ST

2015 Ford Focus ST by Ford Performance

The 2015-2017 Ford Focus ST's remarkable combination of chassis tuning, engine performance, sound, and comfort deliver truly exhilarating driving dynamics along with high levels of refinement. Focus ST's lightweight EcoBoost® engine uses high-pressure direct injection, low-inertia turbocharging and twin independent variable camshaft timing to bring high levels of both performance and fuel efficiency.

Behind the wheel, drivers feel a physical connection with the car through everything they touch and feel, such as the specially designed pedals, steering wheel and gearshift.

Ford Performance takes the Focus ST to the next level with parts from the just released 2016 Focus RS. Parts include: Focus RS wheels, Focus RS Brembo front and rear brakes, RS Steering Wheel and shift knob.

Focus Under the Hood Focus Steering Wheel Focus Brakes Focus Wheel

Installed Ford Performance Parts:

  • 2013 - 2015 Focus ST Calibration, Spark Plugs, and Cold Air Intake - M-9603A-FSTA
  • 2013 - 2016 Focus ST Low Restriction Intake - Black - 2363-CAIS-BB
  • 2013 - 2016 Focus ST Cat-Back Exhaust System - M-5200-FST
  • 2013 - 2016 Focus ST Quaife Torque Biasing Differential - 2363-ATB-AA
  • 2013 - 2016 Focus ST Quaife Torque Biasing Differential Installation Kit - M-4026-FST
  • 2013 - 2016 Focus ST Short Throw Shifter - M-7210-FST
  • 2013 - 2016 Focus ST Performance Front RS Brake Kit - M-2300-W
  • 2013 - 2016 Focus ST Performance Rear RS Brake Kit - M-2300-WR
  • 2014 - 2016 Focus ST Lowering Springs - M-5300-V
  • 2016 Focus RS Rear Spoiler Kit M-5844210-RS
  • 2016 Focus RS 19" x 8" Gloss Black Wheel - M-1007-R198MB
  • 2016 Focus RS Wheel Center Cap - M-1096-RS
  • Developmental 2016 Focus RS Short Throw Shifter with RS Accents for 2013 - 2016 Focus ST
2.3L Calibration and Cold Air Intake

Ford Performance Power Packages Now Available for EcoBoost and V8-Equipped Mustangs

Ford Performance is now offering performance-enhancing, warranty-friendly, 50-state-compliant calibrations for 2015 and newer EcoBoost®-equipped Mustang and V8-powered Mustang GT.

Ford Performance calibration kit for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine boosts peak torque 70 lb.-ft., along with an additional 25 horsepower.

Three different performance packages are now available for Mustang GT, providing up to 472 horsepower along with a redline bump and no-lift-shift capability.

Dearborn, Michigan, Oct. 11, 2016 - Performance-enhancing calibrations for 2015 and newer Mustang EcoBoost® and Mustang GT now available from Ford Performance Parts provide substantial power gains, are 50-state-compliant and are compatible with the vehicle limited warranty.

The Ford Performance Mustang EcoBoost performance calibration kit for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine boosts peak torque 70 lb.-ft. for a total of 390 lb.-ft. of torque, along with a peak 25 horsepower gain for a total of 335 horsepower. Three different performance packages are available for Mustang GT, providing gains of up to 37 horsepower for a peak 472 horsepower in the 5.0-liter V8, while also increasing engine redline and offering no-lift-shift capability.

"Ford Performance Parts is a key part of our product strategy" said Doug White, Ford Performance Parts manager. "Mustang is all about performance, and we know our customers look to us for performance options that are both 50-state-compliant and warranty-friendly".

Peak horsepower and torque increases with the EcoBoost calibration kit are substantial, but even more impressive are the gains throughout the powerband, including a whopping 100 horsepower increase at 6,000 rpm. The kit boasts an average gain of 40 horsepower and 60 lb.-ft. of torque from 2,500 rpm to 5,000 rpm, with even larger average gains of 75 horsepower and 64 lb.-ft. from 5,500 rpm to redline.

Mustang Power Packs

Mustang GT receives a trio of power packages for its V8, marking the first time Ford has offered more than one performance calibration for a single powertrain application. These power packages bring a unique no-lift-shift feature to manual transmission-equipped vehicles, enabling drivers to maximize acceleration by allowing shifts without lifting off the throttle.

Mustang Power Packs

The first power pack features a unique performance calibration and high-flow air filter - delivering peak gains of 13 horsepower and 16 lb.-ft. of torque for Mustang GT. The second includes a cold air intake, 87-millimeter throttle body, and intake adapter from Shelby® GT350 Mustang featuring an industry-exclusive CARB-certified open air filter that provides peak gains of 21 horsepower and 24 lb.-ft. over the stock 5.0-liter V8 engine.

Mustang Power Packs

Ford Mustang GT customers wanting to turn their car up to 11, the third power pack offering changes the character of the potent 5.0-liter V8 by moving the redline up to 7,500 rpm. This kit brings a substantial 37 horsepower boost and an extended powerband, along with a peak gain of 5 lb.-ft. of torque to provide serious value for Mustang customers.

EcoBoost performance calibration kit and Mustang GT power packages are available for both manual and automatic transmission-equipped Mustangs. For automatic applications, each features optimized performance shift schedules.

The kits are available now through Ford Performance Parts, along with many other performance-enhancing parts for Ford cars and trucks. Owners should check with their dealer for limited warranty details.

Project White Aluminator XS

2017 Mustang GT Development Car

The most potent naturally aspirated Coyote V8 to date.

Want to go from stallion to race breed? This Ford Performance Parts 2017 Mustang GT parts development car demonstrates the way via more than 20 high-performance, OEM-validated aftermarket applications from Ford Performance Parts. From ignition to wheels, the overall generation of power, aesthetics, tactility, and vehicle dynamics have been authentically performance enhanced. The result is the most potent Coyote V8 / automatic transmission pairing to date (more than 580-hp and in excess of 450 lb.-ft. of torque) in an overall package that proves "form follows capability".

Aluminator Top View
Aluminator Under the Hood
Aluminator Seat
Aluminator Steering Wheel

Coyote Aluminator XS

Maximum Coyote Crate - 570+ Horsepower

  • 5.2L - 317 cubic inches
  • 12.0:1 compression ratio (nominal)
  • Ford performance 5.2L GT350 aluminum block
  • Mahle® hard anodized forged pistons with Graphal low friction coating
  • Manley® H-beam connecting rods with ARP2000 bolts
  • Lightweight aluminum cylinder block features cross-bolted main bearing caps
  • Ford Performance Camshafts Camshaft kit - M-6550-M52
  • Ford Performance M-6675-M50BR 12 quart rear sump oil pan features optimized oil drain back and windage try to control oil and improve high-rpm performance
  • Ford Performance M-6600-50CJ High Performance oil pump with billet steel gears
  • Ford Performance M-9424-M50CJ Cobra Jet tuned intake manifold
  • Ford Performance M-9926-CJ65 dual bore throttle body
  • Ford Performance M-9593-LU47 47 lb. fuel injectors
  • Ford Performance GT350 fully CNC ported aluminum heads
  • Ford Performance M-12A227-CJ13 high RPM pulse ring
  • Ford Performance M-8600-M50BALT alternator and mount kit
  • Ford Performance M-6P067-M50B blue coil covers
  • Ford Performance M-12405-M50 heat range zero (0) spark plugs
  • Ford Performance M-6731-FL820 oil filter

Exterior / Under the Hood Appearance & Systems Features

  • Ford Performance Parts stainless steel license plate frame M-1828-SS304C
  • Ford Performance Parts 2015 Mustang performance radiator cover M-8291-FP
  • Prototype side exhaust system with integral H-pipe
  • Prototype Mustang GT Cat-back Active Exhaust System with GT350 rear valance

Driveline Systems Features

  • Ford Performance Parts 2015 - 2017 Mustang independent rear suspension with loaded differential housing and 3.73 Torsen M-4001-88373T
  • Ford Performance Parts 2015 - 2017 Mustang half shaft upgrade kit M-4130-MA
  • Ford Performance Parts 2015 - 2017 Mustang automatic rear pinion flange M-4851-M8A
  • Prototype Mustang GT Cat-back Active Exhaust System with GT350 rear valance

Chassis System Features

  • Ford Performance Parts 2015 - 2017 Mustang Performance Pack 6 piston front brake kit M-2300-V
  • Ford Performance Parts 2015 - 2017 Mustang Performance Pack front control arm kit M-3075-F
  • Ford Performance Parts 2015 - 2017 Mustang rear differential to subframe bushing kit M-4425-M
  • Ford Performance Parts 2015 - 2017 Mustang rear subframe to body bushing kit M-5872-M
  • Ford Performance Parts 2015 - 2017 Mustang track handling pack M-FR3A-M8
  • Ford Performance Parts 2015 - 2017 Mustang GT 19" x 9" x 9.5" performance pack wheel set in matte black finish and tire-pressure monitoring kit M-1007K-M19XB

Interior Features

  • Ford Performance Parts 2015 - 2017 Mustang GT350R steering wheel kit M-3600-M350R
  • Ford Performance Parts 2015 - 2017 Mustang red starter button installation kit M-10B776-MR

Powertrain Cooling Systems

  • Ford Performance Parts 2015 - 2017 Mustang GT 5.0L performance GT350 radiator M-8005-M8