Steeda Autosports is committed to designing and producing the highest quality aftermarket Mustang parts on the market, and a big part of its research and development process is thoroughly testing all of the equipment the company plans on selling to the public. The best way to do this is the same way the parts are likely to be used — on the track.
This is testing our performance parts for the general consumer because racing either proves a theory or destroys it. — Dario Orlando, Steeda
Back in May, Steeda was out testing their parts on the at Homestead-Miami Speedway and their president, Dario Orlando, talked a little bit about what it means to him to ensure the company’s products are up to par for their customers.
“This is testing our performance parts for the general consumer because racing either proves a theory or destroys it,” he said. “There is nothing better than on track testing.”
He also explains that actual race conditions are the best environment for testing race equipment.
There is no way to accurately recreate the conditions of the track environment, so it’s important to the folks at Steeda that they ensure their equipment will function properly under the specific stresses of racing. Testing their equipment this way allows them to confidently guarantee what they sell while having a little fun at the same time.
In the video above, they are testing a new front lower control arm, vertical adjustable rear link suspension, and a different brake-pad compound. The goal is to share their success with the consumers.
“We love our customers,” Dario said. “They make this happen.”
The Steeda Mustang ended up driving away with both first overall and first in its class. They were out here in January with the same car and the enhancements they have made since then have yielded a 1.5-second lap time increase so they are seeing some real-life performance.