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Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt Mustang

The release announcement of the latest and in terms of sheer coolness definitely the greatest Steeda special edition Mustang yet.

We are very proud to announce the Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt Mustang

Bullitt Steeda McQueen Edition

"Ford’s Mustang has always been a big part of my dad’s legend. I wanted to kick the already strong performance up several notches without losing that essential style that makes this car so desirable.   Less is more.  This Special Edition reflects the lessons my dad ingrained in me about what made his personal cars so desirable.”

Chad McQueen, Professional Racer & Steve McQueen’s only son


Too Hot for the Day -- Too Cool for the Night

There’s cool… And there’s Steve McQueen catching air and fishtailing through the streets of San Francisco cool… 

Steve McQueen. Whether on the silver screen or in real life he embodied effortless Cool.

It’s that Twinkle in the eye. A little Swagger. That quiet don’t-mess-with-this-guy-confidence. Nonchalant. Composed. Always calm.

Yet hardwired for action. Friendly. But slightly aloof. Controlled. But with a hint of ready violence lurking nearby.

Steve McQueen was who every little boy wanted to grow up to be.  And every grown man imagined themselves to be.  

The Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt Mustang is the car every little boy wants to grow up to drive.  And every grown man imagines in his garage.

STRICTLY LIMITED to 300 units globally / year and based off the Bullitt Mustang (only available during the allocated window from Ford)
This collectors
edition which be one to treasure forever...

Aside from the fact its GORGEOUS sitting on specially created HRE wheels and Steeda's stunningly effective suspension in the legendary Bullitt Highland Green colour this Bullitt will take performance to the next level.... Just as Steve would have wanted....

With numbers low, contact Haynes ASAP to put your order in for a base Bullitt and let them know you want it to become a Steeda McQueen Edition.

Initial SPEC:

Steve McQueen would be proud - Frank Bullitt would be jealous

To check the specs see our Steeda SSV Steve McQueen Bullitt Edition page: HERE

Created On  4 Jun 2018 16:58 in NewsFeature Car  -  Permalink
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MY2018 Mustang Launch - So Much Goodness. Ford LISTENS!

Steeda UK were lucky enough to be invited along by our great friends Ford UK to the new MY 18 Mustang press launch at Santa Pod this week.

They were also kind enough to attend our last Steeda Driving Experience and bring along a new MY18 for me to have a go in so we could get a feel for what was coming! OK OK, the US has had it for a while and is setting records already, but we want to see what the fuss is about here as a LOT that the EU edition Mustang S550 initially missed out on has been rectified with is facelift launch....

They also brought along their Ford Heritage Mustang, which is Supercharged, has a bunch of Ford Performance and Steeda parts on it, and also now a cracking set of Velgen Split 5 Wheels, shod of course with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres! With the new wheels and its new look stripes, we all agreed it looked knock out!

So what is the fuss about with the 18 update? Surely it just looks a bit different up front?

Orange Fury Mustang with 5 spoke forge option

Answer: A LOT! Ford has clearly listened to EU and UK market feedback carefully and a number of 'minor' misses which meant a LOT to customers have been rectified; such as:

1. DRL Running Lights!!!! YES!!!! The Tribars finally light up!

2. Hood Vents! Yes we finally have them, and yes they look GOOOD!

3. An exhaust! OK well the old GT had an exhaust, but nobody noticed... this a MUSTANG 5.0 V8 dammit! Now with the active valved quad tip system people will sit up and pay attention! IF you want them to! Good neighbour mode, means you can calm down the V8 thunder when you want.

4. Michelin Tyres as standard! Yes a LOT of people were not impressed by the OEM Pirellis and now things have stepped up by bringing Steeda's chosen tyre partner in Europe on board as the OEM provider! We wholeheartedly agree!

5. RECAROS! Sport seats options at last!

6. A better selection of OEM wheels. OK they are still 19" but at least there are some choices now. We still say a set of Velgens will trump the lot!  8)  - OK perhaps this one was just me? But anyway....

Of course this isn't all, but all of the above directly answers EU customer feedback and we applaud the Blue Oval for taking note and stepping up in a big way!

So what else is new?

7. BULLITT! Ah yeah the Highland Green (and black????) beauty is back in S550 guise, with looks, power, handling and more. This special Edition launches in June for pre order with deliveries beginning towards the end of the year. Perhaps if you can get a friend to order a black one, you can recreate the chase... (just don't tell them before they buy that the black car will lose...and crash and burn). There is a LOT of excitement around the arrival of the Bullitt version.

OK, OK back to the "normal" changes......

8. POWER! The new high tech injection V8 takes thing forward with the magical combo of more power (450bhp or so) AND more MPG! The 2.3 Ecoboost is returned to have a little lower BHP but better torque so better all around performance and eco figures.

9. Transmission upgrades. The auto goes beserk adding 4 MORE cogs to create a 10 speed BEAST! which Steeda has been doing wonders with .. Check our "Silver Bullet " development car in action below: Also the 6 speed manual is upgraded to a twin clutch system and the ratios have been jiggled a bit...

10. MAGNERIDE! Yes the GT350 hyper accurate magnetic, electrically controlled damping system is now a very nice and affordable option. A great starting point for someone who wants a capable comfortable car, 

11. TFT hi tech dash display. Adjustable and sexy. We like it, bringing the Mustang firmly into the 21st century!

12. DRAG MODE! Need we say more?

13. Orange Fury! And more great colours!

14. Gadgets! Doodads like lane assist, auto brake, auto headlights, etc. Things we loved in the Mondeo now make an appearance in the pony car. great! 

15, 16 etc OK there was a load more stuff, but that's the main stuff I can remember! 


Well Ford has smashed it out of the park. 
The package is (and was!) a great starting point, but now, especially with the exhaust and magneride, someone can drive away thinking, great, no need to get stuck in straight away!

Of course the option to personalise it, style it and to improve performance is still there (just see the silver bullet above!) and we at Steeda are here to help you create your perfect Mustang, but Ford have just given us an even better tool to sharpen! Hats off fellas!

Created On  24 May 2018 20:05 in NewsFeature Car  -  Permalink
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Steeda Q500 Enforcer - UK Demo Car

Q500 Enforcer nose and Steeda splitter
Created On  9 Mar 2018 13:05 in Feature Car  -  Permalink
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Feature Car! Steeda Q350 Sport - Haynes demo car

Our main Steeda SSV (Steeda Serialised Vehicles) dealer, Haynes Ford of Maidstone, have put together this lovely Grabber Blue 2.3 Ecoboost demonstrator to both grab your attention and to prove that the Ecoboost is not the "lesser" Mustang, just a different beast to the GT V8.

We think you will agree they have made some stunning choices, going well beyond the Steeda Q350 Sport's base pack with some tasteful additions to create a cracking car which performs as well as it looks.

The grabber blue contrasts beautifully with the subtle Steeda Q350 graphics package of Sidewinder Stripe and colour coded windscreen decal, while the gloss black roof matches the Steeda gloss black Q Series rear spoiler and Steeda ST-R 20" wheels sitting snug on Steeda Progressive Sport Springs complete the look.

Subtle details like the Diode Dynamics smoked rear sidemarkers add to the "factory plus" ethos that marks out Steeda creations and the rear STEEDA decklid nomenclature shows that this is a true blue (don't excuse the pun) SSV creation.

Peeking out below the diffuser is a Magnaflow Street catback our recommended choice for the Ecoboost Mustang.
It looks great and sounds great and helps free up performance from the Ford 2.3 Ecoboost turbocharged powertrain.

The interior hasn't been excluded from attention either with the lucky driver getting to grip a Ford GT350 alcantara clad steering wheel, and shift via a Steeda "Cue Ball" shift knob sitting on a Steeda billet aluminium shift collar. No matter whether you are sitting in traffic or at the track, tactile upgrades like these can be appreciated every time you drive.

The lesser weight of the 2.3 Ecoboost engine means this Mustang enjoys fantastic front end handling, allowing for a sharper turn in and later braking, all of course optimised by the Steeda suspension mods the Q350 enjoys, based around the Steeda Progressive Springs and IRS base pack, and including an optional Steeda Strut Tower Brace up front to help liven up the engine bay. Steeda hood struts help show it off, alongside the Steeda Pro Flow Cold Air intake.

Robbie Dunn, Haynes's Steeda product specialist was very impressed after comparing the Q350 to a GT on a Steeda Driving Experience session, noting how well the Q350 performed.

So what are you waiting for. Get along to Haynes to book a test drive and start planning your own Q Series Mustang.
Q350 Sport, Q500 Enforcer or even the mighty Q750 StreetFighter. Haynes will help you choose right!

Haynes have also made this great little walk around vid to help experience the Q350. Enjoy!

Created On  12 Oct 2017 12:13 in Feature Car  -  Permalink
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Feature Car! Milltek GT S550 Mustang

One of the UK's biggest hitting aftermarket performance companies and a natural partner for Steeda UK, Milltek lost no time in getting a development Mustang so they could begin to work their exhaust magic on it. They also lost no time in making sure that it was rocking enough power to make a big impact by installing a supercharger, and added a raft of Steeda suspension parts to make sure they could keep that power on the road where it belongs.

Suspension wise, a Steeda BumpSteer kit helps keep the front end going the direction the driver wants, while Steeda front and rear roll bars with Steeda billet mounts help minimise body roll, and keep the underside looking as good as the exterior.

To keep the S550s wheel hop under control, magnified by the supercharged power at the wheels, the full Steeda "Stop the Hop" pack is deployed, featuring Steeda IRS full pack (IRS Alignment Bushes, IRS Braces and IRS Support Bushes) alongside Steeda Vertical Links and Adjustable Toe Links.

Of course also underneath the car runs (as you would expect!) a full Milltek Quad non resonated exhaust system with X pipe to release that glorious V8 sound.

Milltek Mustang GT Quad tips rear end

Shift action inside is improved via a Steeda MT82 transmission bush while the interior also benefits from an alcantara trimmed wheel as well.

Milltek GT Steeda UK Interior

As you would expect with a development car for Milltek, its up and down all the time in their development workshop, and as such a set of Steeda Jacking Rails was an essential purchase.

Milltek UK demo car Steeda UK

You might think looking at this beast that all the development work has been done but Milltek have been beavering away to create a fully CAN-BUS integrated active exhaust system for those who want to keep their options open and their neighbours (or family) friendly! NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER!

So stay tuned for more great products from Milltek and Steeda UK!

Images courtesy of Milltek.

Created On  4 Oct 2017 16:03 in Feature Car  -  Permalink
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Feature Car- Steeda Mondeo Sport - FOR SALE

This month's early feature car edition is a little different, it's our very own Steeda Mondeo Sport, and as another demo car is incoming to Steeda UK (stay tuned!) she has to make room. Much wailing and gnashing of teeth will occur when she is gone, as I absolutely love this car.

The Mondeo Sport started out as the extremely handsome Ford Mondeo Titanium spec and comes fully loaded with practically everything Ford could throw at it.
Its the 2.0 Ecoboost (same as the Focus ST) automatic with sport mode gearbox and paddle shifters.

The car exterior features a full ford optional body kit with black accents and also the optional rear spoiler. We opted for the hatchback rather than the estate; for one it's GORGEOUS, but also surprisingly has more load space than the estate unless the seats are down and you load it right to the roof. Load space is also amazing for the passengers and its easy to seat 5 large adults in comfort.

Mentioning the roof, it benefits from the Ford panoramic glass roof which offers an expanse of tinted glass to your passengers and you can enjoy the huge feeling of space the new Mondeo offers. This matches up with the tinted rear windows to offer coolness and privacy as well as a cracking red/black combo that looks oh so good.

Other options include the uprated Sony sat nav and stereo system with reverse camera and sensors, plus automatic city stop crash avoidance.

Ford have clearly made a cracking car here, and thats where Steeda step in, to make something good great.
As you can see from the pictures the Steeda lowering sport springs combined with magnificent OZ Racing 20" wheels give the car an incredible stance and presence.

What you can't see are the incredible handling benefits the package gives. Combined with the Steeda rear anti roll bar, the lightweight wheels combined with Michelin Pilot Sport tyres give unbelievable road handling in a car of this size. The agility is mindblowing and the change of direction happens in an instant.


Rear shot showing uprated springs, roll bar and exhaust. Engine bay showing Steeda Cold Air Intake for enhanced power and sound

Steeda adds to the Mondeo Sport package with a power pack formed of a Steeda Cold Air Intake and a catback exhaust from Magnaflow to give an enhanced soundtrack and throttle response and boost power to 250 hp.

The overall package saves weight, around 20KG in total, and best of all the majority is unsprung and rotational weight meaning the maximum in performance gains, as well as improved MPG. We saw a lifetime 30mpg, which in this big unit is pretty impressive and certainly very liveable.

A subtle Steeda windscreen decal completes the exterior and a Steeda SSV plate in the engine bay shows you that you are rolling in one of Steeda's finest.

The Mondeo Sport proved a big draw at Ford Fair this year with a lot of people admiring and complimenting her. 
So thanks to everyone who stopped by and now it is your chance to own her and treat her well!

The Mondeo Sport has around 11,000 miles on her now and has had her first Ford service.

The new demo car will be here VERY soon so we are looking for a very quick sale to find her a good home. £18,500 OBO
Car is based in North London


Created On  4 Sep 2017 20:36 in Feature CarNews  -  Permalink
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