It’s no wonder that the Ford Mustang has been conquering other auto markets aside from the United States. This muscle car boasts of an epic yet modern design as underpinned by a powerful engine and a horde of new technologies. Even in Europe, the Ford Mustang has been raking sales after sales, with over 15,000 units delivered to customers in its first full-year of sales.
With the Mustang’s rising popularity in Europe, tuning companies would surely try their luck to modifying this epic muscle car. One of them is German tuning firm Schropp Tuning owned by Peter Schropp. Their choice of car was the current version of the Ford Mustang GT, and the result was astonishing.
Powered by a 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine that delivers 421 hp of max output, the Ford Mustang GT is definitely an ideal car to tune. Of course, the amount of power emanating from its V8 mill isn’t a joke, as this allows the Mustang GT to sprint and speed in outstanding levels. But the Schropp Tuning team probably thinks that this level of power isn’t enough, so it centered its tuning scheme – in two stages -- on the already dynamic naturally aspirated V8 engine of the Ford Mustang GT. Some visual tweaks were also implemented to the now more powerful Schropp Mustang.
In the first stage, Schropp Tuning employed a so-called SF600 engine conversion to increase the power output of the V8 unit. This conversion entailed the use of a supercharger to increase the output to around 600 hp. It also employed an ECU remap to tweak the engine’s fuelling, ignition and boost curves. To show the results of the SF600 engine conversion, Schropp Tuning employed dyno plots -- before and after the process. Schropp Tuning also provided clients with an SCT-X4- Flasher with the standard ECU map to serve as a backup.
In the second stage, Schropp Tuning offers the SF600R engine conversion that brings the power potential of the Schropp Mustang to supercar territory. Yes, the second stage of Mustang GT tuning offered by Schropp Tuning allows the V8 engine to deliver 807 hp of max output and 950 Nm of peak torque – which is basically lurking on the power range provided by supercars.
To achieve this level of power, the SF600R engine conversion entailed the employment of a new Coyote engine block with uprated cylinder liners as well as of race-grade low-compression pistons linked to a steel billet crankshaft by stronger connecting rods. Likewise, the SF600R engine conversion features high flow oil pump with appropriate fuel, spark and boost curves mapped into the ECU.
The Schropp Mustang with SF600R also features Schropp valve control sports exhaust system with four branch manifolds, HJS 200-cell free flow sport catalytic convertors and 76 mm diameter pipes. The suspension system, meanwhile, employs KW V3 coilover suspension, a propshaft, driveshafts, and a carbon-fiber front suspension tower brace.
Completing the transformation of the Mustang GT into the Schropp Mustang are visual tweaks courtesy of WRAPworks. The Schropp Mustang is wrapped in white-green- grey color scheme with ‘Schropp Tuning’ lettering on the flanks. It also features an open grille, a carbon fiber front splitter and an FM-05- R rear wing as well as Osram daytime running lights and bonnet lifters. The Schropp Mustang rides on 9.0 and 10.5x21-inches alloy wheels finished in black as wrapped in 255/30R21 tires on the front and 285/30R21 at the rear.
Inside, the Schropp Mustang features an Alcantara-covered Mustang GT350R steering wheel with a yellow band at 12 o’clock.