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Collectors Unicorn Exhaust for Focus RS / ST mk2!

One thing we love at Steeda is our customers. One of our many great customers is Allan Wilkinson. Allan's industry credentials are a "whose who" of the motor industry having forged a reputation as one of the world’s top car design engineers, and he has worked for BMW, Jaguar and Toyota, as well being ex Ford Racing chief engineer and Ford icon via his legendary 1974 Escort Mexico advert from days of yore!

Not one to stand still Allan moved onto the Mk2 Focus RS 500. He started by recreating the epic Mexico advert (minus the awesome suit):


More importantly  Allan also went on to create a bespoke one off Focus RS high performance exhaust, made to his specification by the factory. When he told us about it, and the fact it was just sitting in his garage gathering dust we knew one of the many Ford Focus RS fans out there would want a unique and one off piece of Ford history on their own car. 

The exhaust is a one off big bore design from front to back, designed to look stock but offer greatly enhanced performance. It will be for sale via auction on Ebay HERE-CLICK HERE FOR AUCTION LINK

NOTE The car will also fit Focus ST mk2 as well, especially good for the many "upgunned" STs out there, but we think this amazing one off find is perfect for an RS500 owner who wants to keep theirs "all Ford" but add a one off bit of history to it as well.

The proceeds will of course be going to Allan to help fund development on his new Fast Ford, an S550 Mustang GT, which he has already started tweaking. being a man in the know, he has of course chosen Steeda parts to adorn his new pony car. 


On to the exhaust in question:

Allan wanted maximum performance, which is only to be expected from a motorsport chief engineer, so he went for a big bore system for reduced back pressure and optimal turbo performance. As a race engineer too, he threw out the cat, but designed a unique under floor cat housing that houses a resonator which can easily be swapped out for a stock cat should you need one for MOT purposes etc.

Not only that but Allan had identified and solved the issue with bolts working their way loose on Focus RS exhaust systems, and his design eliminates this frequent and aggravating problem. Some highlights below from the design documents, which the winning bidder will get e-copies of along with the system itself.

Back pressure figures:
68KPa - Focus RS- stock system
92Kpa - Focus RS 500 - stock system = Increase in EBP causes power loss
46KPa -AW design system - Reduced EBP enables an increase in power of up to 50BHP

Allan's design also addressed how the exhaust sounds:

Base Line
ocus RS 500 - The high Tail Pipe frequencies cause a so called 'Rush-Noise' (a muffled blowing noise) = Increase in 'Rush-Noise'
AW Designed system-  Reduction in 'Rush-Noise' - The high frequency noise content is reduced by the 3 additional resonators, contained within the system, converting the Tail Pipe 'Rush-Noise' into a more sporty low frequency 'bark/roar'.

PIC of a back box Prototype showing resonator design plus a copy of the one of the original design schematics

Pic of the Under Floor Cat Housing design:

The Big Bore Down Pipe

Appearance wise the system looks almost stock, but the eagle eyes will spot the larger bore, and of course when the engine is fired up they will hear the difference!


If you want to own a piece of Focus RS history, designed by a Ford legend as well as fitting your car with a UNIQUE ONE OFF FORD MADE exhaust system, AND support Louise Cook in her Ford WRC endeavours then bid away!

Good luck!!!!

NOTE this is not a "used" system. It was fitted to a car once for dyno proving of the design, but since then has been unused.

This sale is between the buyer and Allan, Steeda UK are just hosting the sale as a favour for one of our customers and because it sounded like such a cool thing, we thought it was a crime to leave it hidden in a garage. We have no connection to the system on sale, and will not warranty or guarantee the sale or item in question. All information is given in good faith as received from Allan.

Created On  9 Jul 2017 23:25 in EventsNewsSteeda UK Blog  -  Permalink
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Steeda Driving Experience - What an Experience!

The whole Steeda and Haynes team had a great time and so did our customers, who brought down a great selection of Mustangs, plus a Focus RS.

Caged customers waiting for release:

Mr weather also smiled on us as the sun was blazing ,but our new "Steeda tent" also got a work out with the monsoon attack in the afternoon, which provided us all with an "instant skid pan"

My personal highlights were many, but it was very satisfying to see a nervous pack of new owners and strangers evolving in to all out attack squad by the afternoon, creating smoke screens and spinning happily all around the circuit and launching with gusto, and above all having a laugh with each other too.

Also thanks to Pete from Michelin who had an enjoyable time and was it seems held hostage by Russell, haha!

Remember that Steeda recommend Michelin tyres as without good tyres performance means nothing, something Mac went OUT OF HIS WAY to prove (you may have seen the video!)

All in all it was a great day and great to meet everyone.

We have already put plans together for a repeat performance so book your slot  on Friday 22nd of September, now as we will be keeping numbers low again to keep the "maximum driving time" that we enjoyed this time. 

We also plan to try and arrange some "driver training days" which I highly recommend. Stay tuned for more news.

Enjoy some pictures on our gallery below, including some courtesy of Beege from M6G. Thanks!

Created On  8 Jun 2017 11:52 in EventsNewsSteeda UK Blog  -  Permalink
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Steeda "The Need for Speed Matters!"

You may remember summer blockbuster "the Need for Speed!" featuring a  specially constructed and modified wide-body GT500 hero Mustang.

You may also know that the film eschewed CGI for ALL live action stunt work.

But did you know who Ford and Hollywood turned too when they need to create a killer action Mustang with suspension that can deliver incredible handling and amazing durability? Now you do. It was Steeda.  

The movie is filled with action packed stunts and fast-paced driving as the starring Mustang holds its own against a variety of supercars from around the world. Steeda Autosports was actively involved with the preparation of the movie, supplying all of the various upgraded suspension components that turned the stock Mustang into an asphalt-carving performance machine.

When you need a car to hold up to the rigors of abuse and harsh performance driving that is demanded by a thrilling action packed Hollywood movie, you can count on Steeda Autosports to provide the level of performance and reliability that can take the most severe punishment possible… on the street, track, and even in a Hollywood movie! The Steeda components on the "Need for Speed” Mustang are identical to the parts we manufacture and sell today – and you can get them at Steeda UK. We only tend to hold EU edition car parts in the UK, but we regularly bring over S197 parts to order for customers from our VAST selection available. You can browse them all on our home site STEEDA.COM

Steeda suspension parts used on the Need for Speed Mustang included:

Steeda Coil Over Assembly
Steeda Panhard Bar
Steeda Upper Control Arm
Steeda Upper Control Arm Mount
Steeda Billet Aluminum Control Arms
Steeda Adjustable Front and Rear Sway Bar Assemblies
Steeda Control Arm Relocation Brackets
Steeda Rear Axle Relocation Brackets

For the lovers of speed, Need for Speed is loaded with both crashes and car chases. Best summarized as a high-octane epic, this exciting and often funny movie more than delivers enough intense car chase entertainment to keep gearheads estatic. With its car chases, crashes, wild jumps and gas-guzzling sense of adventure, the film is a throwback to car classics such as Bullitt and Vanishing Point. But it’s all delivered in a very smooth and very modern style. Check out the film trailer:

It is a story that chronicles a near-impossible cross-country journey – one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, "Need for Speed” captures the freedom and excitement of the game in a real-world setting, while bringing to life the passion for the road that has made our love of cars so timeless.

So make some time, and make sure you go to the theater and watch Need for Speed – it is a thrilling movie that definitely delivers Mustang excitement. And if your S197 Mustang has that "need for speed” – visit for all your performance part needs. If you S550 UK/EU mustang needs "The Steeda Difference" just browse our UK Mustang parts shop or CONTACT US for advice.: 

Steeda – Speed Matters

Created On  21 Apr 2017 12:02 in News  -  Permalink
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Steeda History - Why YOU should choose Steeda.

With Steeda being new to the European market, some people might want to learn a little more about why Steeda is the right choice for your performance Ford.

With Steeda being a Ford only specialist for over 20 years we have unmatched experience with Mustangs and Focus' over the years, on the road and on track.

Not only that but Steeda's team live the fast Ford life:

Dario Orlando the founder of Steeda, is the winner of a prestigious award from Ford itself as one of 5 "Mustang Legends" along with icons such as Carroll Shelby, Parnelli Jones, Steve Saleen and Jack Roush. His grandfather worked for Ford 7 years after Henry Ford started the company and his father was a designer at Ford. Dario himself was a Ford test driver and helped develop the XR4i Sierras suspension, among other things! Dario was also a Ford racing driver and still turns the wheel on occasion for Steeda, recently driving our number S550 Mustang 20 race car to victory (again!) - picture below.

Glen Vitale, Steeda's Vice President is also an avid racer, and was the number 2 wheel man on the endurance leg of the number 20 Race Car's last win, and also owns his own dedicated MX5 race car, as well as racing the Steeda mk1 Focus race car. (as seen below in an early iteration!)

Racing is in Steeda's DNA. As Dario says, the track either proves you right, or shows you are wrong!

Scott Boda, our factory manager is an avid and successful drag racer, well used to popping wheelies as well as rivets...

Rodney Williamson, our head of Sales in the US, is a well respected and successful Mustang circuit racer with numerous wins racked up over the years.

Robbie Kazandjian head of Steeda UK, Steeda's European arm, doesn't have the experience of the above team, but has competed in sprints and won a couple of trophies too.

As well as these enthusiast racers at every level of the company there is our company history to reassure you that you are making the right choice when you choose Steeda.

Our ISO 9001 certification shows that we adhere to the highest quality standards, while our long relationship with Ford, including manufacturing parts for Ford tells you all you need to know. 

Some Steeda highlights for you to absorb: **

  • Steeda claim more wins and more championships and lap records with Steeda equipped cars than all of our rivals at Shelby, Roush and Saleen COMBINED
  • Steeda was the first company with an approved ECU calibration available in a Ford dealership
  • Steeda is the world's largest privately owned Performance Ford specialist
  • Steeda's 1993 Cobra R was the very first Cobra R to win a race in competition.   
  • Steeda's 1995 Cobra R Race Mustang won the championship and won more points than ALL THE OTHER MUSTANGS COMBINED!
  • In the SCCA National Run-Offs in 2006 ALL six Mustangs in the top positions are Steeda equipped.
  • In 2007 at Daytona, Tom Ellis not only wins with his Steeda Mustang and set a new Lap Record but also lapped EVERY other car in the race!
  • Also in 2007 the final race of the NASA American Iron Series was topped with a triple Steeda win when Robin Burnett, Aaron Bambach, and Rob Brent topped the podium. 
  • 2014, saw the release of the film of "The Need for Speed" featuring a hero Mustang as the lead car. Of course with no CGI and only real stunt driving, Hollywood needed the best. A total of seven Mustangs specially modified for the rigorous driving needed for the movie "Need for Speed” are built all using suspension modifications provided by Steeda Autosports.  
Below is a short video when Motor Trend magazine took out a few of the historic Steeda race cars from our collection.

so we hope that might make you think whenever you see a company making Mustang parts or claiming to be a Mustang or Ford specialist. Ask yourself this:

1. Do they ONLY work on Ford's or do they make parts for a variety of marques. If they do, then how much time can they dedicate to making sure the Ford parts are the best they can be? 

2. Do they race their cars and win?

3. Does Ford use them for manufacturing specialist performance parts and does Ford rate their owner as a "Mustang legend"?

Because if the answer isn't yes to those questions, perhaps you should try Steeda and experience "The Steeda Difference"

** rear more on our highlights page

Created On  15 Apr 2017 10:49 in NewsSteeda UK Blog  -  Permalink
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Keep Your Fast Ford Safe! Secure Car Storage by Car Safe through Steeda UK

   Does your Ford Race Car need storing over winter?                      

Does your Ford Show Stopper need protecting?

Steeda UK know that our cars are more than just transport.

Whether it s a project you have put years into, your pride and joy just purchased, or a hardened race car honed over the years, they are all special to us. Its why we think "Speed Matters!". Sometimes the problems we have are not our cars (sometimes!!!) and our love of cars, but WHERE do we put them?

Putting off a purchase because you dont know where you will fit that project car / track car / show car?

Thinking about selling your pride and joy becuase you have run out of room? Well we have the solution...

CarSafe offers professional and secure vehicle storage solutions, operated by a passionate and experienced team of professionals.

The CarSafe team  treat every vehicle with the care and attention needed to ensure that each time an owner wants to access their vehicle, they can rest assured that it will have been looked after with consideration, care and attention every step of the way.

CarSafe's love of vehicles ensures an exclusive level of service to each and every customer, satisfying the particular needs of each vehicle and the individual preferences of all of their owners.

The highly secure, discreet storage facility has been developed to an excellent standard, offering clean, dry and dehumidified storage conditions throughout. The team is committed to delivering quality and convenience in equal measure as standard.

The facility is situated just 5 minutes from the main road network, offering excellent road access to Cambridge, East Anglia, London and the South East, the Midlands and beyond.

Car Safe offer three graded packages which we believe offer the best options for most vehicles. The package which is right for you will depend on all sorts of factors, and only you can make the decision when it comes to the preservation and maintenance of your vehicle.

Bronze, Silver & Gold Packages:


The Bronze Storage Package offers all of the following as standard:

  • Dehumidified, premier dedicated vehicle storage facility
  • Videographic handover procedure on receipt of vehicle*
  • Vehicle allowed to fully air-dry before admission to store
  • Showcase video of your vehicle following admission to store
  • Client login facility to access your vehicle's videos
  • Unique ID and barcode management of all vehicles, accessories & keys
  • Seat, steering wheel and floor covers fitted at all times
  • Drip tray placed below each vehicle to alert us to fluid leaks


Created On  23 Mar 2017 19:38 in NewsProductsSteeda UK Blog  -  Permalink
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Another Win for Steeda's Number 20 Race Mustang!


MARCH 14, 2017
Driving the 2017 Steeda Autosports Q500R Ford Mustang, drivers Dario Orlando and
Glen Vitale nearly swept the weekend at Palm Beach International Raceway (Palm
Beach, FL), taking two wins and a second place finish in the triple-race, Bud Memorial
Double SARRC ECR Challenge. The event included two 20-minute sprint races and a
1.5-hour Enduro that included refueling and a driver change.

Orlando, who drove both sprint races, qualified the yellow and black Number 20 Ford on
pole in both twin South Atlantic Road Race Championships events. Admittedly rusty, he
struggled at the start of the first race and spun on the second lap—but despite having
not competed in over two years, he gathered the Mustang and fought his way back to
grab a second-place podium finish. "It was great to get back in competition,” said
Orlando. "We’ve worked diligently to produce a Mustang with greatly enhanced handling
performance, but one that’s easy to drive at the limit. Our Q-series Mustangs are
balanced and do well on the street or the track. In fact, one of the reasons we race is to
show enthusiasts they can have the very best parts whether they drive on the street or
track,” Orlando added.

Orlando was better prepared for the second sprint race. He rocketed to a great start and
despite a strong challenge from the Number 52 BMW M3 (see photo), he was able to
maintain the lead and take the victory. "It was a challenge staying ahead of the
supercharged M3,” stated Orlando, "However, the Steeda Mustang prevailed and it was
really exciting to take a win. Our Q500R utilizes a tuned 5.0L Coyote engine, a stock
transmission and our full Steeda G-Trac suspension, with Pro Action adjustable shocks.
It’s stuff you can buy and adapt easily to any S550 Mustang. This system really
enhances performance and we offer a few levels depending on your demands.”

The team concluded the weekend running the 1.5-hour ECR Enduro, where Orlando
took his third pole of the weekend. SCCA regular and Steeda team driver, Glen Vitale,
took the first stint, and he made the most of Orlando’s P1 starting position. Vitale jetted
to the lead, poured the coals to the Steeda Q500R and never looked back. He ran fast
and clean, leading the race until half way, when he pitted for refueling and to hand the
reigns to Orlando. With 30 minutes to go, Orlando got back in the mix and held off the
field for a true flag-to-flag victory.

"It was an amazing race weekend for our team,” said Orlando. "The car performed well,
the only glitch was a wiped stock clutch during the end of the last race. We plan to
upgrade to an Exedy clutch and we’ll be back to the track. We use this car to develop
new Steeda parts, so we’re always pushing and learning. And we can’t want to get
back, take a look at the Mustang and then do our job making the best parts for our

Congratulations to the team at Steeda HQ from everyone at Steeda UK!

Link to Article one about the Steeda S550 Mustang Race Car build complete with a component build list


Created On  13 Mar 2017 11:00 in NewsRace + Drag  -  Permalink
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