Mustang fans rejoice: Ford introduces a high performance package for the 2020 Mustang, which will develop 330 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque from its four-cylinder engine.
Designed for sporty drivers, this version of the entry-level Mustang with "Ford Performance Enhanced" features a 2.3L EcoBoost engine with limited production, Mustang GT brakes, suspensions and aerodynamic parts.
Ford says it's the most powerful four-cylinder sports car available on the market and will come on the occasion of Mustang's 55th birthday. It was also unveiled at the New York Auto Show.
The project began when Ford Performance experimented with a Focus RS engine on a Mustang and developed the final package in less than ten months.
The 2.3-liter engine includes a die cast alloy block; high performance cylinder head; larger radiator; and largest twin-scroll turbocharger compressor. Not only does the engine produce more power than the Mustang's standard EcoBoost engine, but the torque peaks at 3,000 rpm and remains steady at 4,500 rpm.
The package will be available on Coupé and Cabriolet models as well as on six-speed automatic or manual transmissions. The zero at 96 km / h should be in the average range of four seconds, with a top speed of 250 km / h.
Other improvements include a fully active four-piece exhaust; larger four-piston calipers with improved cooling; a limited slip rear differential and 19-inch wheels with summer tires. A commemorative plaque marking the 55th anniversary of the car will be included on the dashboard.
The new model will go on sale this fall, but prices are not yet known.