VSC Performance 2017 STI Test Car
The VSC Performance STI Test Car (a.k.a. The “Test Mule”) was born from the need to properly validate new products and concepts for the VSC Performance product line. The Test Mule helps fulfill the VSC Performance mission to ensure every product offered has the proper street time before it is released to market.
While most VSC Performance products are born from our motorsport heritage, those racing components are often not meant for a street tuner build and need slight updates to make them just right. This might mean making a component more robust in order to last longer, or less complex to make it more affordable. These adaptations are enough to physically change the part, requiring it to be validated again on the VSC Performance STI Test Car.
Shortly after purchase we chose to update the powerplant with a Type-RA bottom end. The new engine was built by our team who properly set the piston ring gaps to ensure reliable performance.
Travis Pastrana has been known to take the Mule for hot laps. It makes plenty of reliable power and still has potential for more and as Pastrana can attest, is a hell of a lot of fun to get sideways in.
The car has been sold.
Engine / Drivetrain
Type RA bottom end
VSC-P Engine Mounts
VSC-P Pitch Stop Mount
VSC-P Transmission Mount
VSC-P Silicone Radiator Hoses
VSC-P Oil Cap
VSC-P Limited Edition Catback Exhaust
VSC-P GESi Catted Downpipe
VSC-P Motorsport Fuel Rails
VSC Designed Dead End Fuel Line Setup
ID 1050 Injectors
AEM 340lph fuel pump
Aeromotive Fuel Pressure Regulator
Racetronix Catch Can
HPS Cold Air Intake
Updated front-end (18-21 STI)
VSC-P Carbon Fiber Motorsport Wing
VSC-P Mud Flaps
VSC-P Carbon Fiber Hood Gurney Flaps with Mesh
VSC-P Front Plate Delete
S209 Lip, Side Skirt, and Rear Spat Aero Package
Low Mount F1 Style Brake Light
Braking & Handling
DBA 4000 T-Slotted Discs Front & Rear
Hawk Performance HPS Pads
Goodridge Braided Brake Lines
Custom VSC Green Brembo Brake Calipers
Motul RBF 660 Fluid
Faction Fab 1” Lowering Springs
Motegi MR145 Traklite 3.0 18×9.5
Yokohama Advan tires
Stack Oil Pressure Gauge
Stack Oil Temp Gauge (Power Steering Temp)