Steeda Q500R - The latest Steeda Number 20 Racer!
Steeda have a long history of winning on track, it's one of our favourite test grounds for parts development! We have taken on the number 20 as our iconic race car number and this beast is our latest version!
Background – speed matters® is more than just a slogan at Steeda – from ISO 9001:2008 certified engineering and manufacturing to the creation of limited edition serialized Steeda performance vehicles to competing at grass roots as well as major racing events around the country. Our strategic intent is to provide ultimate performance parts and accessories for ford enthusiasts worldwide – on & off the track.
Details – the 2017 Steeda Q500R is a rolling test bed equipped with virtually all of the Steeda’s designed, engineered, and manufactured parts that retail customers can purchase for their own 2015 – 2017 mustang. In its very first outing of the season, the Steeda q500r piloted by Steeda vice president of operations Glen Vitale proved to be unbeatable. The race was a test of extreme conditions – from dry to extremely wet conditions, from high speed to twisting corners. At the end of the race, the nearest competitor, a BMW, was over ten seconds behind – essentially eliminated from contention early in the race.
"This is a tremendous victory for team Steeda” said Dario Orlando, president of Steeda Autosports. "we essentially took out a brand new race car that is based on our Steeda q500 enforcer mustang series of performance vehicles, added other optional Steeda manufactured components, roll bar, racing tires, and Wilwood 6 piston front brake kit and proved that we could beat all comers in this highly competitive race series – it wasn’t even close! The Steeda Q500R is our developmental car we use to test the components we design, engineer, and manufacture under extreme racing conditions – so our retail customer can rest assure that our parts are indeed race proven and track-tested.”
The Steeda parts on the car initially included (and not limited to) are:
Steeda Proflow Ultimate Induction Power Pack (555-3202)
Steeda Sound Tube Delete Kit (555-3210)
Steeda Front Adjustable Swaybar (555-1015)
Steeda Rear Adjustable Swaybar (555-1016)
Steeda Front and Rear Swaybar Billet Mount Kit (555-8149)
Steeda IRS Subframe Alignment Kit (555-4438)
Steeda Differential Bushings Aluminum (555-4440)
Steeda IRS Subframe Support Braces (555-5754)
Steeda Rear Spherical Bearings (555-4117)
Steeda Adjustable Rear Toe Link (555-4120)
Steeda Billet Aluminum Vertical Link (555-4121)
Steeda Rear Adjustable Camber Arm (555-4123)
Steeda IRS Subframe Bushing Support System (555-4437)
Steeda Bumpsteer Kit (555-8133)
Steeda Camber Plates (555-8139)
Steeda Pro-Action Adjustable Struts and Shocks (555-8157)
Steeda Billet Rear Shock Mount (555-8152)
Steeda Billet Idler Pulley (555-3366)
Steeda Water Pump Pulley (555-3367)
Steeda Black Billet Oil Separator (555-3716)
Steeda GT Motor Mounts (555-4039)
Steeda Hood Strut Kit (555-0687)
Steeda Functional Race Wing (476-Steeda-Wing-15k)
Steeda Front Splitter (283-S550-Gt-Pp)
Steeda Reverse Lock-Out Collar (555-7081)
Steeda Interior Hood Latch Red (555-1248-Red)
Steeda Heel/Toe Pedal Kit (555-1272)
Steeda Drive Shaft Loop (555-5070)
Steeda Braided Clutch Line (555-7016)
Steeda Trans Mount Bushing (555-4037)
Steeda Shifter Base Bracket (555-7092)
Steeda Tri-Ax Race Shifter (555-7317)
Steeda Shift Knob (203-S550-Black)
Steeda Spring Perch And Clutch Spring Upgrade Kit (555-7027)
Steeda Ultra Lite Jacking Rails (555-5205)
Steeda Strut Tower Brace (555-5731)
Steeda Extreme G-Trac Brace (555-5532)
Steeda Slotted Rear Rotors (555-6025)
Steeda Braided Brake Line Kit (555-6027)
The 2018 Season brought great success, as the Steeda Q500R wrapped up an impressive SAARC Championship win wheeled by both Dario Orlando, the founder of Steeda, and Vice President Glen Vitale.
After the end of the 2019 season we have stepped up the game yet again with an engine swap, bringing in a brand new crate "Aluminator" engine from Ford performance! Time to go hunting for bigger prey!
Here is some in car from the race at Daytona:
And some more pics: