There’s some exciting news coming from Ford Performance out of the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. They’ve just unveiled a seriously powerful supercharger kit for the 2024 Ford Mustang, aka the S650-series. This kit takes the already impressive pony car and boosts its power output to over 800 horsepower or 600 kilowatts. That’s some serious muscle!
But here’s the really good part, especially if you’re in Australia. This supercharged upgrade isn’t going to be limited to the U.S. It’s going to make its way to the Land Down Under, thanks to Herrod Performance, who’s the exclusive dealer for Ford Performance Parts in Australia.
We caught up with Rob Herrod at the SEMA show, where they unveiled the Ford Performance FP800S Concept, and he spilled the beans. We can expect this supercharger kit to hit Australia around mid-2024. The best part is that you can get it as a retrofit for your existing Mustang or go all out with a complete supercharged vehicle.
The Mustang FP800S concept not only has the new blower, but it has a cat-back exhaust with four 5.0-inch tips! It also is dropped on its guts, scores carbon-fiber aero elements, and it’s fitted with stronger half-shafts.
Now, let’s dive into what this kit includes. It’s not just a supercharger; it’s a whole package. There’s a new 3.0-liter Whipple twin-scroll supercharger, a bigger intercooler, a massive heat exchanger, an intercooler pump, new fuel injectors, high-flow fuel rails, a larger 92mm throttle body, a new cold-air intake, a high-flow air filter, and a specific ECU retune.
This upgrade is designed to work seamlessly with both the 10-speed automatic and manual transmission-equipped Ford Mustang GT. In North America, it even comes with a three-year/60,000-kilometer warranty. That’s great news for those across the ocean because this kit will be available there by the end of this year, although the exact price tag is still a mystery.
As of now, this supercharged goodness is specifically for the 5.0-liter V8-powered Mustang GT. But Ford Performance isn’t stopping there. They’ve hinted at a similar supercharger upgrade in the works for their flagship Ford Mustang Dark Horse, although we’ll have to wait for the full details.
Looking ahead, the new-generation Ford Mustang is set to roll into Australia in the second quarter of 2024. It’s going to start at $64,990, plus the usual on-road costs, for the four-cylinder turbo-petrol version. But if you’ve got your eyes on the 347 kilowatt/550 Newton-meter Mustang GT, be prepared to part with at least $77,000, plus the on-road costs. That’s a bit steeper than the outgoing model, with an increase of almost $12,000.
And at the top of the tree, there will be just 1000 units of the 349 kilowatt/548 Newton-meter Dark Horse flagship available in Australia. If you’re a fan of manual transmission, it’ll start from $99,102, and the automatic version will come in at $103,002, again, plus those on-road costs. So, if you want a piece of this supercharged action, keep an eye out for it in 2024!