From the SEMA 99 Show Nov.3rd, 10:30AM.
What IS the
" What we're revealing today is a performance parts story, wrapped up in a car." Said Davis, who was joined in the unveiling by Ford Taurus NASCAR star and FR500 test driver Rusty Wallace. " we wanted a car that would satisfy a Mustang enthusiasts' dream checklist of performance modifications; a car that would be well engineered and very well balanced; and a performance benchmark to outperform the manual transmission Corvette.
"Our interim goal with the FR500 was to get everything right, including it's performance, and to have all the parts designed so that they would be reproducible at a reasonable cost. What we've done is take a lot of the racing knowledge we have here and intergrated a lot of it into what is our version of the ultimate Mustang."
"We Will measure success by how many parts or systems end up being produced and offered for sale" Davis said.
"The end result will come about after feedback from media, suppliers and especially our customers," he said. "Once we do market research, we could end up producing just a few of the parts, or there could be enough of a demand that we could do a limited run of the car. The initial idea is to start offering parts as the market demands them".
Most of the parts we saw on the FR500 were still "wish list", but if this is a hint of what the future holds for Ford Racing, it means having 400+ HP stang could be as easy as walking into a FRPP retailer and bolting the stuff onto your stang ! Our fingers are crossed :-)
The FR500 was tested at: 0-60 in 4.6 Seconds, 1/4 mile in 12.70 seconds / 114mph and a top speed of 175 (est) with street tires !
We would like to see the parts produced, the FR500 looked beautiful at the show.
OK HERE WE
Production 99 Mustang with FR500 carbon fiber front fascia, hood, fenders, rocker pannels, rear fascia and decklid.
Du Pont Special Effect Silver
Production Cobra lamps with PIAA bulbs
FR500 4.6L-4v cast Aluminum based block enlarged to 5.0L
Bore and stroke:
94mm x 90mm
FR500 high flow cast aluminum cylinder heads
4 valves per cylinder, two intake valves, 37mm head diameter, two exhaust valves, 30mm head diameter.
FR500 dual induction sysytem
Dual air filter assemblies with production air filters.
ELECTRONIC ENGINE CONTROLS
Unique EEC-V calibration to operate FR500 dual induction system