These kits put a little more pep into your pony's step.
UPDATE: Ford answered some of our questions about the EcoBoost upgrade kit. The package includes a cold-air intake and ECU upgrade. Ford Performance has it available now for $699.
The Ford Mustang has a reputation as one of the most versatile performance vehicles on the road. Whether you want to build a corner-carving track car or live a quarter-mile at a time at the drag strip, the parts exist for tuning the ‘Stang for that discipline. Now, kits from Ford Performance for 2015 and newer models provide owners of the latest EcoBoost and V8-equipped versions the opportunity to add some extra power without voiding their warranty and remaining 50-state emissions compliant.
The new kit for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost gives drivers a lot more torque at their command. The parts add an astounding 70 pound-feet (94.9 Newton-meters), and that brings the total to 390 lb-ft (528.8 Nm). There is also a smaller gain of 25 horsepower (18.64 kilowatts), which brings the total to 335 hp (249.8 kW).
While these figures reflect gains to the peak numbers, customers should also notice big performance improvements during normal driving, too. For example, the engine’s output is up 40 hp (29.83 kW) and 60 lb-ft (81.35 Nm) between 2,500 revs and 5,000 rpm. From 5,500 rpm to redline, the improvements amount to 75 hp (55.9 kW) and 64 lb-ft (86.8 Nm) over the stock powerplant. The results should be able to spin the rear wheels with aplomb.
The Mustang is most closely associated with V8 power, and Ford Performance also has a trio of kits for getting more output out of the 5.0-liter V8. The first choice for $599 consists of an ECU upgrade and high-flow air filter that adds a modest increase of 13 hp (9.7 kW) and 16 lb-ft (21.7 Nm).
The next option for $949 includes a cold-air intake, 87-millimeter throttle body, and the intake adapter from the Shelby GT350. Installing the parts boosts output by 21 hp (15.7 kW) and 24 lb-ft (32.5 Nm). Finally, the last kit for $2,395 bumps the engine’s redline to an impressive 7,500 rpm. Horsepower jumps by 37 ponies (27.6 kW), and torque increases slightly by 5 lb-ft (6.8 Nm).