Ford to Offer Warranty-Friendly Tuner for the 2015 Mustang EcoBoost
One of the easiest way to pull some extra easy power from the 2015 Ford Mustang will be to purchase a “hand tuner” from a company like SCT, Superchips, DiabloSport or one of the various other companies that sell plug-in tuners for modern performance cars. These tuners can often increase power and, in some cases, performance as well, but in almost every case, these aftermarket ECU tuners will void your factory engine warranty. Many gearheads aren’t worried about that and hand tuners have grown to be one of the most popular go-fast goodies in the performance aftermarket world.
Fortunately, Ford Racing has rolled out their own line of tuning systems that add power to the 2015 Ford Mustang and best of all, the Ford tuners don’t void your factory warranty.
Ford Racing Tunes for the 2015 Mustang
While details are limited right now, the Ford Racing website has a page dedicated to talking about their new ProCal engine tuning systems that are currently only available for 2004-2014 models, but it will soon include the 2015 Ford Mustang. The current website talks about how the ProCal tuner is needed to get the most out of a Ford Racing cold air intake package or a Ford Racing supercharger package, so this current information pertains more to the Mustang GT. However, the folks at Car and Driver have reported that Ford Racing will soon offer packages for the 4-cylinder EcoBoost engines in the Focus ST, the Fiesta ST and the new 2015 Mustang EcoBoost.
No power numbers have been announced for the Ford Racing tuning package for the 2015 Mustang EcoBoost, but the Focus ST with the smaller 2.0L EcoBoost is expected to pick up an addition 90lb-ft of torque. In stock form, the Focus ST provides 252hp and 270lb-ft of torque, so in increase of 90tq would bring that figure up around 360lb-ft of torque and even with a much smaller gain of 50hp, the high performance hatchback would pack around 300 horsepower.