What Is the Mustang Steeda Q400?Last Updated February 5, 2020
The Q400, released in 2003, was Steeda's first attempt to compete with other famed Mustang customizers. The 400 in Q400 represented the horsepower the engine produced. Other notable upgrades included Bosch fuel pumps, aluminum radiator, rear spoiler and front air splitter.
Founded by former racecar driver Steve Saleen in 1983, Saleen Automotive has become renowned for performance car builds. Their Mustang modifications originally began with simply improving the car's handling, but eventually evolved into complete customizations including engine and exterior upgrades. They even released the SMS 25A concept car, which was built from the ground up from scratch, as opposed to modifying an existing Ford design.
Driven by the character Red Mist in the 2010 hit movie Kick-Ass, the Red Mist Mustang started with a 2008 GT as its base. From there a custom body kit was added along with a supercharged 4.6L V8 capable of over 500 horsepower. In all over $240,000 was put into the creation of the Red Mist Mustang.
Ford celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Mustang in 1984 by bringing back the GT350. The limited production run Mustang featured only cosmetic upgrades such as a darker red interior, special badging and front air dam. Compared with other years the GT350 has been released, it's easy to see why this model doesn't get the same reactions.
The Stampede Edition Mustang was a special promotion for Texas and Oklahoma dealers in 2006 to help boost Mustang sales. 500 Stampede Edition Mustangs were produced, each with an engraved numbered plaque to verify its authenticity. The special edition featured some upgrades to the interior and exterior.