Ford is looking to steal some of the thunder away from the 2015 Dodge Challenger by releasing a flood of new details about the 2015 Mustang.
While we've already talked about the engine specifications earlier today, the company has just released new information about the model's Performance Pack. Available on the Mustang EcoBoost and Mustang GT, the package includes:
- A returned suspension with revised springs, bushings and monotube rear dampers
- A thicker rear sway bar
- A K-brace (that connects the strut towers to the bulkhead)
- Revised electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes and electric power-assisted steering
- Additional cooling capability for "track-day durability"
The Mustang EcoBoost Performance Pack also adds a 3.55:1 final drive ratio and an upgraded braking system with four-piston calipers and rotors that measure 352mm front / 330mm rear. There's also Ebony Black 19-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli tires.
The performance package on the Mustang GT goes one step further as it adds a strut tower brace, a front splitter and wider 19-inch alloy wheels. The model also has a 3.73:1 final drive ratio, a Torsen rear differential and six-piston Brembo brake calipers with rotors that measure 380mm front / 330mm rear.
According to Mustang chief engineer Dave Pericak, “We set out to create an all-new Mustang that would go, handle and stop better than any previous Mustang, while also being a better all-around daily driver." Ford goes on to say "The results speak for themselves – during track testing, the 2015 Mustang GT with performance package consistently beat the lap times of the 2012-2013 Mustang Boss 302."