Tuner reveals new V8 archetypal based on Ford’s accepted pony car, will add supercharged TA750 soon
High-performance Ford affability specialist Tickford has apparent a new abiding affiliate of its adapted Mustang archetypal agency dubbed the TA500.
To be abutting afterwards by a supercharged TA750, the TA500 is advised to be a one-stop boutique for owners of MY18 and newer Mustangs attractive for a amalgamation of both automated and corrective upgrades.
It is a altered administration for Tickford, which has ahead offered appropriate editions, achievement packs and alone add-on genitalia rather than advancing Mustang models in its line-up.
The Mustang TA500 has been appear to accompany with this week’s Bathurst 1000, in which sister organisation Tickford Racing has four Mustang Supercars entries including one of the combinations favoured to win the race, Cam Waters and Will Davison.
As reported, Ford itself is accepted to advertise this anniversary that the Ford Mustang Mach 1 will be fabricated accessible Down Under, with the hotter ex-factory pony car to ample the gap amid the Mustang GT and the not-for-Australia determined Shelby GT350 and GT500.
The Tickford Mustang TA500 is additionally the additional new acquainted Mustang to be formed out in the accomplished few canicule afterward on from the SM17, a appropriate copy developed by Rob Herrod to bless the career of amateur Supercars best and arresting Bathurst champ Scott McLaughlin.
But while the SM17 is a supercharged monster, the TA500 is meant to be a subtler progression from the accepted vehicle.
Tickford promises to accept those afterwards a wilder acquaintance covered with the supercharged Mustang TA750.
Full capacity of the TA750 haven’t been appear yet, but you can agreement it’s activity to be a bit added than the $16,250 (plus car) the TA500 is activity to cost.
Tickford arch operating administrator Andy Gilbert explained the aesthetics of the TA500, equating it to the addition Ford barter acclimated to accomplish from such models as a Ford Falcon XR8 to a Ford Achievement Vehicles (FPV) GT.
“We accept a baddest ambit of well-engineered articles for somebody to enhance their Mustang and we’ve had absolutely a few barter ask, ‘Can you put a amalgamation together?’” he said.
“We started cerebration about that rather than addition Mustang accessory piece. We absitively to actualize addition archetypal car and that led to the TA500 and the TA750.
“They are not a appropriate edition, they are two new models. We capital to do a car that resonated with Ford admirers so they accept their own name and brand.”
The TA in TA500 is a abbreviating of Tickford Automotive while the 500 is beneath defined. One account is it is the achievement in application if the Tickford algid air box advantage is ticked (see beneath for added on that).
As standard, a new Tickford-engineered cat-back bankrupt that is accordant with the Mustang’s alive bankrupt valve is the alone about-face to the TA500 powertrain. The Coyote V8’s 339kW (454hp) achievement charcoal unaltered.
Suspension modifications accommodate 25mm lower springs and advanced and rear strut braces. Retunes are accordant for cars with and after MagneRide adaptive dampers.
Outside you can aces the Mustang TA500 by its across-the-board C-shaped decal, low-rise rear addle-brain that differs from auto to convertible because they accept altered boots, a appearance atramentous rear decklid panel, atramentous mirror caps, TA500 badges, body bowl and atramentous pony brand in the grille.
The TA500 rolls on 20-inch Tickford multi-spoke alloys, barometer 9.5 inches up advanced and 11 inches at the rear. Tyres are 275/30R20 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S at the advanced and 295/25R20s at the rear.
Inside, the council caster appearance red stitching, there’s a covering animate lid, carbon-look boots for the handbrake and accessory lever, a atramentous accessory knob, TA500 attic mats and addition body plate.
If all that’s not abundant there’s a agglomeration of options to add on including that acquainted algid air intake, ECU recalibration, 700hp and 750hp Roush supercharger upgrades, a Wilwood anchor amalgamation with six-piston advanced callipers, retro-style argent Mini-lite auto and abounding covering interior.
We’d advance affluence of that being ability be allotment of the Mustang TA750 accessories list, but we’ll delay and see.
The TA500 and TA750 accompany a Tickford Mustang artefact ambit that includes the Trans Am appropriate edition, the antecedent Bathurst ’77, achievement packs for earlier (2015-17) as able-bodied as newer post-’18 Mustangs and add-on components.
Tickford additionally offers packs and pieces for Ford Ranger and Ford Everest and a achievement backpack for the Performax-converted Ford F-150 full-size pick-ups.