The aftermarket scene features plenty of mods for the current generation Mustang, but ever since it has become officially available in RHD it spawned even more followers – and interested aftermarket kits.
Tickford has decided to go easy on the eyes – take off the badges and body decals and you’ll think this is a standard Mustang – but if you meet one at the green light you’ll immediately understand there’s much more heat under the hood. The same engineers that reworked the Ranger have now come up with serious packs for both the EcoBoost and GT versions – with tuned engines and reworked exhaust systems. First off, the turbocharged four-cylinder 2.3-liter engine has been tuned for 362 horsepower (270 kilowatts) and a meaty 398 pound-feet (540 Newton-meters) of torque, an addition of 50 hp (37 kW) and 80 lb-ft (108 Nm) compared to the standard AU-spec model. It benefits from a modified engine ECU, a custom cold air intake, and Tickford’s own quad catback exhaust.
The same array of upgrades have been used for the Mustang GT, now dialed to 483 hp (360 kW) and 431 lb-ft (585 Nm) – the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine has gained on this occasion 72 hp (54 kW) and 40 lb-ft (55 Nm). Tickford will hook anyone to its power packs in exchange for 6,990 Australian dollars – no matter the version, EcoBoost or the GT and there’s even a bespoke rear diffuser included. The company – an official Ford Performance Parts dealer – is also working on styling and handling packages for the Australian version of the quintessential pony car.