Scott Hoag and the team at MRT has built a supercharged 3.7L V6 Mustang that was in Ford’s 2011 SEMA booth. Their car named “TKO” was granted a SEMA Design Achievement Award! Congratulations MRT. Here is their press release.
MRT is pleased to announce that for the ninth consecutive year the company has been awarded the coveted Outstanding SEMA Design Achievement Award. The latest award winner is the MRT Performance 2012 Ford Mustang 3.7L V6 “TKO” a street legal, open track racer loaded with the latest performance parts from MRT and other SEMA member performance companies.
The Mustang “TKO” starts with Ford’s 3.7L Ti-VCT V6, six speed manual gearbox with the MRT added MGW short throw shifter. MRT engineers selected a ProCharger air-to air supercharger package and to get rid of the spent gases added the new MRT V6 Max-Flo H-Pipe and MRT Interceptor axle back exhaust system. With over 400 horsepower, a SPEC low-mass
performance clutch transfers the power, while a Dynotech one-piece drive shaft delivers the extra horses to Eaton E-locker Carrier and the Ford Racing Performance Parts rear axle.
The MRT tuned chassis featured H&R Performance coil over suspension with Baer Brakes 6 piston calipers and 14 inch rotors that keep the “TKO” well balanced and capable of superior braking performance. The MRT brake ducts and cooling fans keep the Baer Brakes cool under the most demanding conditions. To keep the differential cool at all times, MRT designed a unique
cooling system that includes ducts molded into the rear quarter inserts in the place of the Mustang’s rear quarter windows. Custom cooling hoses extend from the ducts to the diff.
MRT did not forget the “TKO’s” exterior styling and added the functional MRT designed and built front splitter and the new MRT custom hood with heat extractors. The APR Performance functional rear wing aids track performance, while the MRT custom paint and effects provides a special look to the “TKO.” The Mustang V6 “TKO” rides on Forgestar F14 18 inch wheels equipped with 265/40/18 front, 295/35/18 rear Toyo Proxes 1 performance radials.
The MRT Mustang V6 “TKO was invited to participate in the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational held the day after the SEMA Show ended.
Only a select few are invited to participate each year and since Scott Hoag, MRT President believes in track testing the company’s products he was pleased to accept the invitation to run with some very well prepared cars from a number of manufacturers at the race course in Pahrump, Nevada.
“We wanted to test the new MRT products including H-Pipe, axle back and all the Mustang V6 TKO components in a competitive environment that the Optima Challenge presents” Scott Hoag explained. “We were pleased with the amount of data we were able to acquire during all phases of the Optima Challenge, it was a fun day at the race track” Hoag concluded.
MRT, headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan is a performance company aftermarket engineering, customization and sales company that specializes in automotive exhaust, styling and performance.
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