Carving Corners In The 2018 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack Level 2
Over more than five decades of production, the Mustang is a consistent sales leader in its niche due, in part, to Ford’s continued efforts to offer a package that suits the needs of just about every potential buyer. Today, with the sixth-generation car, that scope ranges from the budget-friendly, turbocharged EcoBoost model to the track-honed, limited production Shelby GT350R.
In between those two sits the GT, which scored an array of upgrades from the refresh Ford applied to the Mustang for the 2018 model year. Along with aesthetic tweaks and upgrades to the Coyote V8 that brought output to 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, the revision brought more sure-footedness to the pony car by way of available MagneRide suspension, Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber, and other go-fast goodies.
But even with the $3,995 Performance Pack, which includes six-piston Brembo front brakes with revised ABS tuning; tweaked stability control software; a Torsen limited-slip rear differential with 3:73 gearing; chassis stiffening; and an upgraded radiator, the performance gap between the GT and the “standard” GT350 remained substantial. With Chevrolet’s 1LE package for the Camaro SS posting legitimately stunning road-course numbers in media testing at a price that undercut the Shelby by thousands, Ford knew a response was needed.
It comes in the form of Performance Package – Level 2 ... read more