Earlier this year the folks at Steeda began having some drag strip fun with their in-house test mule, a 2018 Mustang GT. The resisted the urge to add boost and kept it in naturally aspirated trim, being rewarded with 10-second time slips. The car features the Gen III Coyote with direct injection and it has helped the aftermarket company produce parts and pieces for the new model. Using its tried and true suspension upgrades and bolt-on parts under the hood, Steeda’s Scott Boda managed to run in the high 10s, you can read all the details about the suspension <here>.
The group continued to refine the package, first with driveline upgrades and this outing the 2018 mule was setup with Optic Armor windows to get weight to 3,500 pounds, a ported Cobra Jet intake by Bret Barber, and a new mono-blade throttle body. The car was flawless off the trailer, recording a 10.41 on their first hit. It only got quicker from there as Boda knocked down three more runs during the late season test and tune at South Georgia Motorsports Park. The Steeda crew came away with a best of 10.36 at 131 mph, securing the record as the quickest NA Gen 3 Coyote car. The amazing part is that the group hasn’t tore into the engine yet and we hope they add ported heads and other tricks for 2019 as we think 9s is within reach.