Those in the market for a current Ford Mustang who truly value performance will necessarily opt for the V8-powered Mustang GT, right? Bone stock, it’l make 416 horsepower and 381 lb-ft of torque in its European spec, according to PistonHeads. Sink a bit of money into one of the numerous supercharger packages out there, and you can quite easily lift that figure past 600 horsepower and beyond.
And yet, some tuning firms are banking on there being a sizable enough market for performance modifications for the Ford Mustang’s available 2.3-liter EcoBoost I4, one such firm being Revo Technik. In the video above from PistonHeads, the outlet reviews the Revo “Ecobeast” Ford Mustang, which produces about 360 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque using nothing but factory equipment and a “Stage 1” engine-management software upgrade.
According to Revo Technik’s own website, the Stage 1 software package raises the “Ecobeast” Ford Mustang’s rev limit to 7,000 rpm and defeats the factory speed-governor, while introducing “temperature protection” which helps prevent engine damage by gradually backing down the power as higher intake-air temperatures are detected.
Is Revo Technik’s work with the EcoBoost-powered Ford Mustang enough to allow the car to truly contend with the V8-powered GT? Watch PistonHeads’ review to find out.