And who better to put this 395bhp turbocharged EcoBoost muscle car through its paces than Monster Energy driver and triple Gymkhana GRiD winner, Luke Woodham
IF you were at Cannonball Ireland last weekend then there’s a good chance you spotted this — the Revo Ford Mustang. That’s if you could see it through all the tyre smoke as driving it was Monster Energy drifter and triple Gymkhana GRiD winner, Luke Woodham.
When burning rubber and entertaining crowds is your day job it’s hard not to light up the tyres of a rear-wheel drive muscle car when there’s thousands of Cannonball spectators lining the streets shouting at you to: “Rev it mister”. So what’s a man to do?
Revo chose the 2.3-litre EcoBoost engined Mustang instead of the 5.0-litre V8 to showcase how much performance can be unlocked from a standard factory engine.
With over 395bhp and 570Nm of torque, the heavy Mustang feels lighter, more responsive and bridges the power-gap between its V8 big brother while providing more mid-range and more power throughout the entire rev range.
The standard EcoBoost Mustang has only 312 bhp and 432 Nm of torque and does 0-62mph in 6.1seconds.
With the Revo Performance Pack fitted this drops to 5.1 seconds with power increase in both power and torque throughout the entire rev range, sustaining power after 5,200 rpm at which point the stock vehicle begins to lose power.
The pack consists of Revo Software that utilises the efficiency of each Revo Hardware upgrade to increase power and torque, as well as overall driveability.
The software is packed full of intelligent features such as Temperature Protection and Increased Rev Limiter, with increased midrange and top end.
This makes it a much more rewarding car to drive with quicker response and a much broader power band in every gear.
Then there’s a Revo Air Intake System that offers power and torque increases by replacing the restrictive standard system.
The next piece of the performance puzzle is the Revo Intercooler upgrade that helps lower intake air temperatures, while minimising boost pressure drops.
You can buy the complete pack or all the parts individually and as well as the Mustang, Revo also has kits and parts for the rest of the Ford range.
Even the Transit is catered for but Revo also has products for Audi, VW, Seat, Skoda and Porsche.
The Revo Mustang was driven hard over the Cannonball weekend and survived unscathed, which is more than can be said for the rear tyres.
Luke subjected it to the kind of Monster abuse he’d put his competition drift through, so that speaks volumes for just how tough and durable Revo parts are.
WORDS: DARREN LIGGETT