Derive Systems Unveils New Bully Dog Products, Showcases Efficiency Solution, and Partners with Gas Monkey Garage at SEMA Show

Nov 1st, 2016

SANFORD, FLA. Derive Systems, a leading automotive technology company, announced today that its SCT™ brand is partnering with the world-famous Gas Monkey Garage to showcase their unique 3.5 EcoBoost-swapped 1972 DeTomaso Pantera at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Built by Gas Monkey Garage & master mechanic Aaron Kaufman, and tuned by SCT Custom Tuning & Revolution Automotive, the EcoBoost Pantera puts down a clean 475 ft. lbs of torque and 440 horsepower to the ground. “We partnered with SCT because we wanted to build a car that would perform and be a heck of a lot of fun to drive” said Kaufman. “It’s thanks to the custom-tuning capabilities of SCT that we were able to bring the V6 power plant to its upmost potential in the world’s first EcoBoost-swapped Pantera – and the thing runs and drives great.”
Also on display at SEMA will be products from Derive’s Bully Dog brand, including a range of software and tools for enthusiasts and racers that enables greater control over the performance and individuality of their ride. Products on display will include the BDX Performance Programmer, as well as Bully Dog’s brand new Performance DPF and the GTX Watchdog products.

Bully Dog’s BDX hand-held performance tuner utilizes cloud-based tune delivery over built-in WiFi and allows drivers to adjust powertrain performance to deliver more horsepower and torque when it’s needed most. The latest Performance DPF is an easy to install stock replacement that offers increased airflow for greater efficiency and performance. And the new GTX Watchdog is a Cummins diesel-focused magnetic-mounted, capacitive touchscreen monitor that monitors and data-logs critical engine functions of the vehicle, to better inform drivers how their vehicle is performing.

“Vehicles come off the factory with a one-size-fits-all mentality that is not optimized for personal performance,” said Derive Systems CEO David Thawley. “We are proud to showcase our latest solutions that empower car owners to customize the driving experience to best suit their needs and preferences.”

A second kiosk will provide information on how SCT Custom Tuning can allow auto and parts dealers to pull more horsepower and torque from its customers’ vehicles and help them get the most from their mods.

Even more, Derive Systems will bring their fleet-focused Derive Efficiency brand to SEMA for the first time, showcasing how fleet managers, law enforcement and municipalities can benefit from Derive’s fuel saving & safety-focused automotive technology solutions.

SEMA attendees will have the opportunity to experience Derive’s full line of products first-hand, as well as meet Aaron Kaufman, professional racer & FunHaver Vaughn Gittin, Jr., and pinstripe artist Monty Roach, at booth #21339 inside the convention center as well as outside at booth #61018.

The SEMA Show will take place Nov. 1 – 4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information about Derive Systems visit



Derive Systems is the parent company of SCT, Bully Dog and its business-to-business fleet division, Derive Efficiency. Established after the merger of SCT and Bully Dog, Derive Systems is a leading software company whose vision is to empower customers to take control of their vehicles. Derive Systems products customize a vehicle’s performance, connecting drivers to a smarter, more highly optimized vehicle. SCT and Bully Dog are flagship brands under Derive Power, offering software and performance tuning devices to improve horsepower, torque and overall drivability. Derive Efficiency offers corporate, government and law enforcement fleet solutions allowing customers to realize immediate fuel and energy savings as well as driver safety improvements.


Gas Monkey Garage is an automotive restoration shop in Dallas, TX, that is featured on Discovery Channel’s hit reality TV show Fast N’ Loud. Owner, Richard Rawlings, and master mechanic Aaron Kaufman, find abandoned classic cars dating back to the 1920s and bring them back to life and back on the road. For more information, visit and follow @GasMonkeyGarage on Twitter.


Nate Tolley

Airfoil Group

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