Today is a day for purists – just check the Porsche 911 Carrera T and the new Ford Mustang Performance Pack Level 2 available for the V8-powered GT and exclusively combined with the manual gearbox.
The Blue Oval’s second performance package for the GT fans is of course an evolution of the first version, bringing along its own bespoke features. Interestingly enough, the company made quite large changes to the exterior design, with the Mustang GT on Performance Pack Level 2 coming with a high-performance front splitter – which should deliver 24 pounds (10 kilograms) of downforce at 80 miles per hour (128 kilometers per hour) – a new rear spoiler, reworked steering and a modified MagneRide suspension. The rehashed suspension gains a 67 percent stiffer rear stabilizer bar, a 12 percent stiffer front stabilizer bar, 20 percent stiffer front springs, and 13 percent stiffer rear springs compared to the base Performance Pack.
There’s also a new set of 19 inch alloys, featuring the contribution of longtime tire and wheel engineer Chauncy Eggleston, shod in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tires that are 1.5 inches (38.1 millimeters) wider than those on the Performance Pack. Additionally, the Level 2 also brings all the other elements from the first version, including antilock brake tuning, bespoke stability control, electric power-assisted steering, Brembo six-piston front brake calipers with larger rotors, a k-brace, a larger radiator, a silver-painted strut tower brace, and a Torsen rear differential with 3.73 axle ratio. The Performance Pack Level 2 also opens the door for the selection of leather or cloth Recaro seats.