Success in Excess 2015 Ford Mustang GT
One man’s quest to the fastest and certainly the most satisfying way to void a warranty.
How much is too much? Make no mistake: We’re in a golden age of performance. The computers that we once feared would lock us out of our own cars’ tuning potential will let a modern commuter car stomp -- or at least keep up with -- all but the rowdiest muscle car from the last golden age of performance.
Right now, life is good. And the redesigned Mustang, well it’s really good. The list of features Ford rolled out in 2015 was enough to set the Ponycar world on its figurative ear. For the fourth year running the GT got the Coyote, and you could get it with a performance package that included Brembo binders as big as most aftermarket kits, and every model starting that year got a rear suspension design that eluded everything but the top-shelf Cobra a few years back.
In 2015 the Mustang got really great looking, at least according to Michael Swift. “I liked that it had that European/American flavor,” he opines. The perfect storm of presence and performance made him do something he hadn’t done in a decade: buy a new one. It took a while to find one with the options he wanted; Guard Metallic, 50 Years Edition, Performance Pack, Shaker audio package, etc. So when one turned up on Black Friday, 2014, Michael didn’t hesitate ... read more