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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Life After SEMA: The 2015 Steeda Mustang GT Show Car

BOLD RIDE

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Each year, thousands of people with gas in their blood and cars on the mind head to Las Vegas, Nevada for the annual SEMA Show—a four-day automotive extravaganza that plays host to hundreds and hundreds of custom cars. 
 
It seems to get bigger every year and with radical cars at every turn, it’s absolute sensory overload. But have you ever wondered what happens to all those cars at the show’s end?

Undoubtedly some are squirreled away in collections, some are modified (…again), but many serve their purpose and will end up being sold. This 2015 Steeda Mustang GT is one of them, and it was quite the eye-catcher last year at the Nitto Tire booth.

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Then again, it should be—Steeda Autosports is in the business of meaning-up Fords. According to the company, this 2015 Mustang GT comes kitted-out with the firm’s S550 upgrade package, and was actually used to develop those aftermarket suspension, engine, and drivetrain components.

Dip under the Mustang’s body and you’ll find the fruits of that labor—Steeda sport springs, sway bars, cross member bracing, new toe and vertical links, a carbon fiber one-piece driveshaft, and a vast array of replacement bushings.

 Under the hood lies the GT’s big 5.0-liter V8, which now comes equipped with a ProFlow cold air intake and a tunable SCT X4 flash programmer.


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On the outside, Steeda continues the customization with a sleek chin splitter and rear wing combination. A set of HRE wheels file in underneath the GT’s wheel arches, and come wrapped in Nitto tires next to six-piston Brembo brakes.

 On the whole, it’s a subtle yet well rounded touch-up of the wildly praised 2015 Mustang GT. And if you’re in attendance at the 2015 SEMA Show, expect to see about three dozen other ways to dress up your beloved ‘Stang.