Euro tuning for an American muscle car.
The Ford Mustang is now the best-selling sports car in Europe and we are confident the model’s success on the continent will continue for at least one or two more years. More than 15,000 examples of the muscle car have been delivered to European customers during its first full-year of sales, while global sales were 150,000 last year. As one could imagine, the 5.0-liter naturally aspirated engine is a more common choice for customers.
And that’s not a surprise – it offers enough power, has plenty of torque, and is very accessible to aftermarket upgrades. We’ve seen tons of tuned Mustangs from American companies and now it’s time for the German Schropp Tuning to show its interpretation of the sports coupe.
Of course, the focus of this project is the 5.0-liter unit, which can be upgraded in two stages. The SF600 give the engine a supercharger and an ECU remap for a total output of 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts). If that’s not enough power for you, the tuning specialists can also offer you their SF600R conversion that “guarantees major league supercar performance” with significant internal upgrades such as a new Coyote engine block with uprated cylinder liners, race grade low compression pistons connected to a steel billet crankshaft by stronger connecting rods, high flow oil pump and other modifications.
If running on appropriate fuel, the V8 can deliver up to 807 hp (602 kW) and 700 pound-feet (950 Newton-meters) of torque. But that’s not all – there’s also a custom exhaust system with four branch manifolds, HJS 200-cell free flow sport catalytic convertors, and 76-mm diameter pipes.
Delivering all the ponies to the tarmac is not an easy task, but Schropp has installed new propshaft and driveshafts, KW V3 coilover suspension, and a carbon-fiber front suspension tower brace. Power is channeled to massive front 255/30 and rear 285/30R tires, wrapped around 9.0 and 10.5x21-inche alloys with black finish.
Gallery: Schropp Mustang
Schropp Tuning SF600R - A wild Mustang with 807 hp / 950 Nm
A powerful bent-crank V8 installed in a car that evokes the image of its legendary ancestor. These are the main ingredients of the current Ford Mustang GT, whose sales success is going from strength to strength.
Now Peter Schropp and his Schropp Tuning team have taken the Mustang GT Coupé and created their own interpretation of a modern American muscle car, centred on a major rework of the 421 hp naturally aspirated 5.0 litre, 32-valve V8 motor.
Their SF600 engine conversion uses a supercharger to lift the engine’s output to 600 hp along with an ECU remap to look after the bespoke fuelling, ignition and boost curves. The conversion comes complete with before and after dyno plots to show the improvements in power and torque, and the customer also receives an SCT-X4- Flasher with the standard ECU map as a backup.
If this is still not enough for a power hungry owner, Schropp Tuning have an SF600R version that guarantees major league supercar performance. This conversion requires significant internal upgrades such as a new Coyote engine block with uprated cylinder liners, race grade low compression pistons connected to a steel billet crankshaft by stronger connecting rods, high flow oil pump and other modifications. Appropriate fuel, spark and boost curves are mapped into the ECU for a whopping 807 hp, with 950 Nm of torque.
The exhaust gases are expelled more rapidly by the Schropp valve control sports exhaust system. Featuring four branch manifolds, HJS 200-cell free flow sport catalytic convertors and 76 mm diameter pipes this system significantly reduces backpressure and gives the car its deep, powerful voice.
To help deliver this humungous power to the tarmac safely and with minimal drama Schropp installs an propshaft and driveshafts, KW V3 coilover suspension, and a carbon-fibre front suspension tower brace. The cross-drilled and slotted StopTech vented high performance brakes are a recommended option.
WRAPworks turned the Schropp Mustang into a real eye-catcher with a dramatic white-green- grey colour scheme with ‘Schropp Tuning’ script on the cars flanks. Physical modifications include a carbon- fibre front splitter and open grille, while an FM-05- R rear wing reduces lift over the rear axle at speed. Osram daytime running lights and bonnet lifters complete the conversion.
Black finished 9.0 and 10.5x21-inches alloy wheels wrapped in 255/30R21 and 285/30R21 tyres are fitted all round, the front wheels using 15 mm spacers in front to bring them to the edge of the wheel arches.
A nice finishing touch in the cabin is the Alcantara covered Mustang GT350R steering wheel, complete with a yellow band at 12 o'clock.