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).
Gallery: Ford Performance for EcoBoost and V8 Mustang
Ford Performance Power Packages Now Available for EcoBoost- and V8-Equipped Mustangs
Ford Performance is now offering performance-enhancing, warranty-friendly, 50-state-compliant calibrations for 2015 and newer EcoBoost®-equipped Mustang and V8-powered Mustang GT
Ford Performance calibration kit for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine boosts peak torque
70 lb.-ft., along with an additional 25 horsepower
Three different performance packages are now available for Mustang GT, providing
up to 472 horsepower along with a redline bump and no-lift-shift capability
DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 11, 2016 – Performance-enhancing calibrations for 2015 and newer
Mustang EcoBoost® and Mustang GT now available from Ford Performance Parts provide
substantial power gains, are 50-state-compliant and are compatible with the vehicle limited
The Ford Performance Mustang EcoBoost performance calibration kit for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost
engine boosts peak torque 70 lb.-ft. for a total of 390 lb.-ft. of torque, along with a peak 25
horsepower gain for a total of 335 horsepower. Three different performance packages are
available for Mustang GT, providing gains of up to 37 horsepower for a peak 472 horsepower in
the 5.0-liter V8, while also increasing engine redline and offering no-lift-shift capability.
“Ford Performance Parts is a key part of our product strategy,” said Doug White, Ford
Performance Parts manager. “Mustang is all about performance, and we know our customers
look to us for performance options that are both 50-state-compliant and warranty-friendly.”
Peak horsepower and torque increases with the EcoBoost calibration kit are substantial, but
even more impressive are the gains throughout the powerband, including a whopping 100
horsepower increase at 6,000 rpm. The kit boasts an average gain of 40 horsepower and 60 lb.-
ft. of torque from 2,500 rpm to 5,000 rpm, with even larger average gains of 75 horsepower and
64 lb.-ft. from 5,500 rpm to redline.
Mustang GT receives a trio of power packages for its V8, marking the first time Ford has offered
more than one performance calibration for a single powertrain application. These power
packages bring a unique no-lift-shift feature to manual transmission-equipped vehicles, enabling
drivers to maximize acceleration by allowing shifts without lifting off the throttle.
The first power pack features a unique performance calibration and high-flow air filter –
delivering peak gains of 13 horsepower and 16 lb.-ft. of torque for Mustang GT. The second
includes a cold air intake, 87-millimeter throttle body, and intake adapter from Shelby® GT350
Mustang featuring an industry-exclusive CARB-certified open air filter that provides peak gains
of 21 horsepower and 24 lb.-ft. over the stock 5.0-liter V8 engine.
For Mustang GT customers wanting to turn their car up to 11, the third power pack offering
changes the character of the potent 5.0-liter V8 by moving the redline up to 7,500 rpm. This kit
brings a substantial 37 horsepower boost and an extended powerband, along with a peak gain
of 5 lb.-ft. of torque to provide serious value for Mustang customers.
EcoBoost performance calibration kit and Mustang GT power packages are available for both
manual and automatic transmission-equipped Mustangs. For automatic applications, each
features optimized performance shift schedules.
The kits are available now through Ford Performance Parts, along with many other
performance-enhancing parts for Ford cars and trucks. Owners should check with their dealer
for limited warranty details.
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