Every once in a while an opportunity presents itself and you just have to act. This is exactly what happened back in January on a cold winter morning. We had already placed an order for a 2020 Shelby GT500 for product development, but when we found out about the availability of a 2020 Shelby GT500 (which just so happened to be exactly the same configuration and color we were already ordering), we jumped on it.
After a few phone calls and the exchange of some funds, we jumped on a plane, making our way to Bath, NY, sealing the deal at Simmons Rockwell Ford. Yes, New York - in January. The weather was sketchy at best, but hey….it looked like the snow would hold off and no way we were going to trailer it! Unfortunately the snow didn’t hold off and when we stopped by CJ Pony Parts on our way back to Chesapeake, Virginia, we found a whole new appreciation for Ford engineering & the different driving modes built into our new 2020 Shelby GT500.
Back at the shop after a sketchy drive, we wasted no time opening the hood and looking for existing JLT Performance products to bolt-on.
2) JLT Cold Air Intake Kit - In testing and Coming Soon!
When JLT Performance first entered the market, R&D technology and tools like 3D scanners and 3D printers were out of the reach of most small companies. Today, JLT Performance has an in-house 3D printer and scanning tools to allow us to “rapid prototype” products, ensuring fit, finish and performance gains BEFORE we release a final product to market. Sure, they may not be the best looking parts, but these "often colorful" 3D printed models allow us to bring products to you faster!
If you're interested in this type of engineering or would like to see how we do it, check out this cool video of the development and 3D printing of our Shelby GT500 Cold Air Intake.
JLT Performance believes in only producing high quality products that do what we say they will. Our 2020 Shelby GT500 Oil Separator kits are no different, but how do we prove it? On the race track, of COURSE!
After installing our 2020 Shelby 3.0 Oil Separator kit on our new GT500, we decided there was no better place to test it than Virginia International Raceway. Between the tight corners, high revving straight-aways and long run time, Shelby GT500 needs an oil separator, VIR will prove it. (Oh...and we love racing on this track, so what better excuse than "R&D")
The results were obvious after only a few trips around VIR. Check out the results in our YouTube video from the track!
How much power and torque will this JLT Performance Cold Air Intake add to my car? This is the most common question JLT Performance gets asked at shows, in emails and online.
Our initial dyno testing showed gains averaging 25 rwhp with NO additional tuning. Backed up by data from a great group of tuning partners (Palm Beach Dyno, Evolution Performance, VMP Performance & Coastal Chassis Dyno and Performance), we were able to quickly verify our results both on the dyno and the race track. Ken Bjonnes of Palm Beach Dyno shared his results with us as well as on social media. Check out the impressive gains & watch the video from Palm Beach Dyno Here. Keep in mind that Ken’s gain of 30 rwhp doesn’t represent the full potential of our new JLT Performance Cold Air Intake, because with smaller pulleys, larger throttle bodies and more timing he’ll be able to fully use that huge increase in airflow!