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Clive Sutton reveals high-performance tuning packages for Ford Mustang

Time 5 years ago

RENOWNED supercar dealer Clive Sutton has revealed its Sutton Bespoke tuning programme for the new right-hand drive Ford Mustang.

The programme comprises a suite of packages designed to enhance the car’s performance, handling and styling.

While the focus with many American upgrade programmes is on straight-line performance and quarter-mile times, Clive Sutton, based in central London, has engineered its packages to appeal specifically to UK and European buyers. The upgraded suspension is said to be a particular highlight and is designed to deliver sharper on-the-limit handling without compromising comfort over broken road surfaces.

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The Sutton Bespoke Power Packages are offered in CS350, CS500 and supercharged CS700 specification. The first applies only to the 2.3-litre EcoBoost model, while the latter two are for Ford’s 5.0-litre V8, delivering thrilling levels of performance and response.

The range-topping CS700 Power Package delivers a dramatic increase in the peak power of the standard car’s V8, lifting it from 416bhp to 645bhp – a rise of 55 per cent. This is achieved through the addition of a Whipple supercharger, upgraded intercooler and a new quad-tailpipe active exhaust system.

Performance can be taken to an even higher level by specifying a larger throttle body, uprated injectors and a different pulley – which together take peak power to over 700bhp, a 68 per cent increase over the standard car. Clive Sutton worked hand-in-hand with Whipple Superchargers, based in Fresno, California, to develop the supercharger and tune the engine.

The CS500 Power Package incorporates an upgraded cold-air intake, helping to lift peak power to 440bhp. For buyers of the 2.3-litre EcoBoost, the Sutton Mustang CS350 Power Package improves the standard figures to 330bhp. These packages also share the CS700’s quad-tailpipe active exhaust system and bespoke rear valance.


All of the Power Packages feature Active Exhaust Control. Activated by a switch located on the centre console, the system allows the driver to adjust the volume and tone of the exhaust sound, choosing from Touring, Sport, Track and Custom settings.

Customers can specify handling modifications that complement the power upgrades. These include a Sutton Bespoke Ride Package that includes KW coilovers and adjustable springs at the front, with matched dampers at the rear, reducing ride height by 30mm.

Available on all models, the optional Appearance Package includes a carbon fibre decklid panel, chin spoiler, rear wing and side skirts; painted wing mirrors; gloss black ‘Pony’ emblem and – for the V8 – gloss black ‘5.0’ wing motifs. A Brake Package with uprated discs is also offered.

Further personalisation can be achieved through an individual options list

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Dave, production editor on Car Dealer Magazine, is a journalist with more than 30 years' experience in the worlds of newspapers, magazines and public relations.

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