Clive Sutton, one of the most prominent supercar dealers, has introduced its Sutton Bespoke tuning programme for the latest right-hand drive model of the Ford Mustang, increasing its power to 700bhp and turning it from a standard car into an actual muscle car. This special customisation package improves not just power but also the drivability, style and overall performance.
In contrast to most American upgrade packages, Clive Sutton not only improves straight-line quarter-mile performance but also tailors their systems packages for British and European Mustang owners. A main feature is the improved suspension system, which enables better handling and maintains comfort even on broken roads and at the limits of the car’s capabilities.
There are three available specifications in the Sutton Bespoke Power Packages: CS350, CS500 and the supercharged CS700. The CS350 is specific for the 2.3-litre EcoBoost variant. The others are customised for Ford’s 5.0-litre V8 to enable exhilarating response and performance improvements.
The top-of-the-line CS700 Power Package enables a remarkable increase of 55% from 416bhp to 645bhp in the power capability of the Mustang’s standard V8 engine, thanks to a Whipple supercharger, enhanced intercooler and quad-pipe active exhaust upgrade. A 68% increase in power output to 700bhp is actually possible with a bigger throttle body, higher rate fuel injectors and a new pulley – all of which are options in this package. Clive Sutton collaborated with Fresno, CA-based Whipple Superchargers to develop the supercharger for this package and assist in engine priming to ensure performance and dependability.
The CS500 Power Package features an enhanced cold-air inlet that contributes to increase power to up to 440bhp. Meanwhile, the CS350 Power Package improves the 2.3-litre EcoBoost power output to 330bhp. Both packages include the customised rear valance and quad-pipe active exhaust system also found in the CS700.
Active Exhaust Control, a feature common to the three packages, is controlled by a centre console-located switch. It enables the modification of the exhaust sound characteristics, with a Sport, Track, Touring and Custom settings. The latter mode can be set through Wi-Fi with an Apple iOS app.
Customers can have a hand in optimising handling modifications to suit the power increases with the Sutton Bespoke Ride Package. This consists of forward KW coil overs and adjustable springs, and rear matched dampers. Together, the ride height reduction of 30mm is attained.
An Appearance Package is another option for all models. This includes a carbon fibre deck lid panel, painted side mirrors, front spoilers, rear wing and side skirts and a high-gloss black pony symbol. On the V8, this pony symbol also has ‘5.0’ wing details. Another option is the Brake Package which includes improved discs and two-piece rotors for lighter weight and better heat control. The new 20-inch Vossen wheels have special glossy black alloy 10-spoke rims.
Additional customisation is possible with the Individual Options list. Included are a special carbon fibre bonnet with functional ram air intake and matching carbon fibre rear window slats for the exterior and an attractive four-piece carbon fibre dashboard and a more powerful audio system for the interior.
Lastly, Sutton Bespoke can specifically individualise their service for customers desiring to put an individual stamp to their Ford Mustangs. The packages are available for current owners and as service options for buyers, with purchase facilitation for their base Mustang car. Conveniently integrated car and upgrade service funding options are also available.