SEMA 2016: Nerd’s Eye View – Tuner Cars and Parts


Unless you’ve been living on another planet, you’ve seen Ryan Tuerck’s Ferrari-swapped FR-S.
Those exhaust cross-over pipes are damn pretty. And check out the size of those hoses and fittings behind it. I’m pretty sure those are the coolant lines running to the radiator in the rear.
Those headers run really close to everything. Therefore they are wrapped up. As you can see, there are ignition coil packs sitting on of the valve cover protected from the heat coming off the headers by a heat shield.
There’s a lot going on here. That’s a good lookin’ merge collector. Past that are the coolant lines in and out of the engine block. Good reflective tape on the valve cover helps reduce radiant heat transfer from the header. The black cylinder, I think an oil catch can, has that rod welded to the side as a mounting bracket to bolt to the engine block.
Factory Five had the beautiful Gen 3 Daytona Coupe replica on display.
Underneath the body is the new Gen 3 chassis which is 7.5 times stiffer than the previous generation chassis. This additional stiffness should greatly increase handling and ride quality.
Along with a modern chassis is a modern power plant. The 5.0L Ford Coyote engine out of the Mustang gets boosted by an Edelbrock E-Force supercharger kit for over 700hp. That’s a ton of power for a 2500lbs car. On a side note, I visited Edelbrock once at their headquarters in Torrance, CA. It’s good to see all that manufacturing here in the USA.

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