There are always plenty of surprises in store when we cross paths with JR Granatelli. This year Granatelli Motor-sports (www.granatellimotorsports.com) showed off a host of new goods from a turbo system for the Coyote 5.0 to a line of modular, expandable fluid tanks. What really caught our eye was this frequency-based mass air that references a wideband 02 sensor to calibrate itself!
Hellion Power Systems
Hellion Power Systems (www.hellionpowersystems.com) was sharing booth space with its turbo supplier, Turbonetics, and showing off its new turbo kit for the '11 Mustang GT. The kit promises a no-cut install and a power output range of 550 to 850 hp.
We like the cylindrical design of Hurst's (www.hurst-shifters.com) new Billet/Plus shifter for the '11 Mustang GT. The arm is machined from 6061 T-6 aluminum billet, so you'll have to drive over this thing with a bulldozer to bend it. The pivot bearing is spherical, and the color is anodized into the aluminum. The throw is reduced by 37 percent, so expect a slightly higher effort.
Magnuson's 2300 (2.3-liter) supercharger was looking good in blue on an '11 GT. A 1.9-liter is also available; both use the stock throttle body and water-to-air charge cooling. An optional version with a cast-in 95mm throttle body is also available. Magnuson (www.magnusonproducts.com) offers the blower kit at $6,650 with the stock airbox, as shown here. They also have a cold-air inlet for those not needing California emissions compliance.
Mahle (www.mahlemotorsports.com) was quick to market with its 5.0 Coyote Power Pak pistons. A variety of domes for NA and boosted engines are available. Mahle's piston kits include coated skirts, wire pinlocks, and performance rings. Pricing is $603 per set.
Making a strong push into the '05-and-up exhaust market is MBRP (www.mbrp.com), which has a full line of offerings-headers, H-pipes, and axle-back systems-for both the '11 Mustang GT and '11 Shelby GT500. Proving its serious about high-performance Fords, MBRP showed off its own Kenne Bell-supercharged '11 GT500 on the show floor.
Moroso (www.moroso.com) is a legacy name in the performance world that's always got a booth full of sharp new parts for Fords and Mustangs. Pictured is its '05-'10 aluminum coolant tank, which represents a bunch of new parts, including front motor plates; shim kits; improved breathers; a dry-sump-friendly, locking dipstick; a 9-inch Ford pinion wrench; anti-roll kits; plus no-crush rubber transmission oil-pan gaskets for C4, C6, AOD, AODE, 4R70W, E4OD and 4R100 transmissions.
Shades of its products for the original 5.0-MSD (www.msdignition.com) released this compact, plug-and-play two-stage rev limiter for '11 Mustang GTs. It's designed to provide a lower rev limiter during dragstrip launches; retail is $221.40.