Ford Racing to tune 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost
Ford Racing is developing custom engine calibrations for the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost, with a product expected on the market by the end of 2015.
FORD SAYS Ford Racing is working on a custom engine calibration in conjunction with aftermarket tuners, including Montune and Full-Race Motorsports, for its 2015 Mustang 2.3-litre EcoBoost. “Ford is demonstrating a commitment to a new breed of forced-induction performance,” it said in a statement.
While details are almost non-existent, Ford likened its plans to the ProCal device it already sells to bump up the power and torque of the Focus ST and Fiesta ST. “Ford Racing offers ProCal, which any performance enthusiast can purchase at FordRacing.com for US$595. Plug the device into the car’s diagnostic link connector port in the driver’s side footwell to tap into the many aspects of the car’s performance – anything from throttle response characteristics or idle speed, to turbo wastegate control, to fuel curves and spark timing,” a statement reads.
While Ford hasn’t said so, we can likely expect the upgrade to be identical to that offered for the Focus and Fiesta, because it says “while replacing a camshaft can result in added horsepower, but typically a smooth idle must be sacrificed. Replacements can include new exhaust and intake manifolds, high-flow fueling systems and sometimes superchargers. This kind of tuning requires significant know-how and for the vehicle to be out of operation for some time.
“Now, with the advent of computer-controlled engines, tuners have begun modifying a vehicle’s original programming for increased engine performance in the areas they choose. The technologies in Ford EcoBoost engines make their efforts even more effective.”
While there’s no concrete word on a release date for this engine tune, or whether it’ll be offered in Australia, we can expect to see it on the market by this time next year. It’s likely to be priced within cooee of the ProCal plug-and-play option for the Focus and Fiesta ST.