2015 Ford Mustang Performance Pack Detailed

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Horsepower and torque numbers for the 2015 Ford Mustang were made official yesterday, and now more information on the car’s performance package are out.

Only the EcoBoost turbo four cylinder and V8-powered Mustangs will be available with the package, in either coupe or convertible form. Adding the package will bring a host of changes to make this muscle car handle better at the race track, including revised springs, upgraded engine cooling, new bushings, monotube rear dampers, a beefier rear anti-roll bar and a K-brace under the hood.

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To add the package to an EcoBoost Mustang, customers will have to part with $1,995. In addition to everything listed above, each Mustang variant has some unique performance pack features. For the EcoBoost, these are 13.9-inch front rotors stopped be four-piston, aluminum fixed-brake calipers, while in the back the car has single-piston, iron floating calipers with 13.0-inch rotors. A 3.55:1 axle ratio is fitted, sending power out to Pirelli 255/40R19 Y-speed-rated tires fit to 19-inch aluminum wheels finished in Ebony black.

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The performance package for the GT has more horsepower to stop, and is therefore stepped up over the EcoBoost package. The $2495 package brings along six-piston Brembo brake calipers clamping 15-inch rotors in the front, while the rears are shared with the EcoBoost. The axle ratio on this car is 3.73:1, and a Torsen differential is used. The front tires are also shared with EcoBoost package, but the rears are 275/40R19 Pirelli rubber. A strut-tower brace and a unique front splitter complete the package.

According to Ford, the 2015 Mustang GT consistently beat a 2013 Mustang Boss 302 during testing, a sure sign that the new Mustang will be a great performer on race day.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

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