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Old 02-10-2013, 12:52 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by azdamay View Post
Did the "TrackSTer" succeed in its goal to double the engine output of the stock ST engine??
From what we were told, it's not done yet, and by looking at the engine bay, it definitely isn't done yet, so we'll all have to wait and see how it turns out.

Edit, straight from the guys at fifteen52 in a thread on FocalJet:

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Originally Posted by brad@fifteen52
Ford PR messed up on the info plaque and wrote that we were doubling engine output. FTR, we don't even want 500-hp going through the front wheels of this car :D

We worked with Mountune on a conservative engine build that would add over 100-whp but still retain close to factory spool characteristics. Simply put, big FWD power is hard enough to maximize on a road course, and adding lots of turbo lag would not only lessen the fun, but the car would also likely be slower.

So under the hood we've got forged rods and pistons for the sake of extreme-use durability, uprated cooling and fueling, and a brilliant new Garrett GTX2863RS turbo :)
Mike
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