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New Ford Mustang Gets Performance Upgrades

The Ford Mustang is the premier pony car for many Americans, and while it’s already a power-packed muscle car, the automaker isn’t quite done. The Ford Performance division is making waves in the muscle car segment by upping the ante with more powerful Mustang EcoBoost and GT models. The new Ford Mustang will see more power than ever before this model year.

The 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine will see the addition of a calibration kit. That new kit adds an additional 25 hp and 70 lb-ft of torque. That brings the four-cylinder engine’s total output to a massive 335 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque.

2017 Ford Mustang - New Mustang performance upgrades

The new Mustang GT is getting a bonus as well. The 5.0-liter V8 engine gains three upgrade packages. All packages add a no-lift shift feature for cars with a manual transmission.

The “weakest” calibration adds 13 hp and 16 lb-ft of torque. The second adds 21 hp and 24 lb-ft of torque. The final package increases the redline rpm to 7,500 and adds 37 hp and 5 lb-ft of torque.

Best of all, every packages increase the power output of the popular muscle car while still maintaining the factory warranty and emissions standards in all states.

We here at Nick Nicholas Ford are pumped for the arrival of the new, even more powerful Ford Mustang!

Ford’s EcoBoost Engine Lineup is Easy to Tune With ProCal

Thanks to advanced technologies and programming, the award-winning EcoBoost engine lineup not only offers great EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings and power, but also superior potential among performance tuners.

Historically, tuning engines has always been about removing components and replacing them with expensive aftermarket parts, all to gain performance at the cost of fuel economy, durability, or even comfort.

EcoBoost Engine Lineup

But thanks to the advent of computer-controlled engines like Ford’s EcoBoost, there is a better solution. Ford Racing now offers ProCal, a device designed for the Focus ST 2.0-liter EcoBoost and Fiesta ST’s 1.6-liter EcoBoost. All you have to do is plug in the device and you will gain access to numerous aspects of the car’s performance, including throttle response, fuel curves, and spark timings.

Using Ford-tested programs, you can expect up to a 90 lb-ft increase in torque for the Focus ST—and the best part is that you’ll still keep your Ford limited warranty. Get started at and, if you need help figuring things out, feel free to ask us for help at Nick Nicholas Ford!

Ford Performance Division Promises 12 New Hot Cars by 2020

Ford Performance Division Promises 12 New Hot Cars by 2020

Ford Performance Division Promises 12 New Hot Cars by 2020

Ford has made a major announcement, introducing its new Ford Performance division, which will coordinate global high-performance car development. This is exciting news for auto enthusiasts worldwide, as Ford takes a major step toward a future lineup of high-performance models.

According to, the division will be headed by former Mustang Chief Engineer Dave Pericak, and will bring the resources of Ford Racing, the Special Vehicle Team that’s behind the Shelby GT350 and F-150 Raptor, and Europe’s Team RS under the same umbrella. The team’s goal is to bring more products, more often to markets around the world.

The Ford Performance division promises to introduce 12 new models by 2020, with the first of them said to be on its way in the “not too distant future” according to Pericak (which we can’t help but hope means the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January).

Vehicles that have been confirmed from Ford Performance include the Ford Focus RS, Fiesta ST, Focus ST, Shelby GT350 Mustang, and the F-150 Raptor.

Here at Nick Nicholas Ford, we want to know what you think. Will the Ford Performance Division knock our socks off? Tell us in the comments, and check back often for more information!