Likewise, the suspension is sublime in its well-balanced responses, while still shrugging off the worst that Detroit's beleaguered pavement has to offer. We mentioned that Primo now heads a company called Performance Solutions, and one of its first products can be found in this car's spring/damper combination. The coil rates are specifically calculated to account for the added nose weight of an intercooled supercharger on an aluminum Three-Valve engine (notice how Primo's GT sits level, not nose-low), and the Tokico damper housings now contain proprietary, patent-pending Performance Solutions valving. We came away suitably impressed with both handling and ride quality, the latter being particularly commendable considering that the car runs on 20-inch rolling stock.
The main thrust of Performance Solutions' business appears to be making Ford dealers comfortable with the idea of offering quality aftermarket-enhanced GTs right from their showrooms-with warranty, to boot. It's no wonder, then, that Primo's rolling business card combines all the adrenaline of aftermarket performance with the sophistication and overall good manners of a factory-built Mustang. Why can't my business card be that effective? And fun.
5.0 Tech SpecEngine and DrivetrainBlockStockBoreStockStrokeStockDisplacement281ciCrankshaftStockRodsStockPistonsStockCompression RatioStockCamshaftsComp Cams blower-grind Stage 2 XFI VSRHeadsStock aluminum Three-ValveIntakeFRPP/WhipplePower AdderFRPP/Whipple Big Boost twin-screw intercooled blower, 12 psiThrottle BodyWhippleMass AirWhipple 105mmInjectors47-lb/hrFuel PumpGT500 twinHeadersBassani long-tubeExhaustBassani X-crossover with cats, Bassani after-catTransmissionGT500 TR6060 six-speed w/low-friction coatingsClutchZoom D2 twin-disc; aluminum flywheelRearendFRPP 3.73:1 gearset; Torsen diff
ElectronicsEngine ManagementStock with FRPP calibrationIgnitionStockGaugesFRPP
Chassis and SuspensionFront SuspensionK-memberStockControl ArmsGT500 lowerSpringsPerformance SolutionsStrutsPerformance SolutionsCaster/CamberGT500 upper strut mountsBrakesBaer 14-inch two-piece rotors; PBR calipersWheelsFoose Nitro, 20x8.5TiresNitto 255/45R20Rear SuspensionSpringsPerformance SolutionsShocksPerformance SolutionsControl armsGT500 lower armsBrakes>br Baer drilled/slotted rotorsWheelsFoose Nitro, 20x10TiresNitto 275/35R20