What Is the Steeda Q525?Last Updated August 8, 2023 | Andrew Boyle
One of the more impressive Mustang variants produced over the years was the Steeda Q525. A product of Steeda Autosports, the Q525 was unveiled in 2006 and featured a 5.0L modular V-8 engine that delivered a robust 500 hp, a significant upgrade over the 400 hp Steeda Q400 that was offered in 2003.
A Magna Charger MP112 supercharger featuring an internal bypass valve provided much of the power increase, offering an instantaneous boost from 1,200 to 6,000 rpm. The Q525 was also noted for its superior Steeda Autosports suspension system that enhanced the vehicle’s performance and handling.
Notable exterior Steeda Q525 features included a Steeda competition front fascia, full cowl induction hood with hood pins, and rear race wing. A Steeda exterior graphics package and Steeda billet rear badge were also included. On the inside, the vehicle offered Steeda billet A/C knobs and door handles, a polished billet pedal cover set, a Tri-Ax gearshift with billet shift handle, and Steeda custom floor mats.
A High-Performance Mustang … With an Equally High Price Tag
At a price of around $62,000, the Steeda Q525 wasn’t intended for the typical car buyer. It was, however, still priced a few thousand dollars below the comparable Mustang GT500 model.
This limited edition Mustang also made a favorable impression on car industry experts and Mustang enthusiasts everywhere. Complex Rides ranked the Steeda Q525 at #37 on its list of “The Best 100 Mustangs of All Time.”
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