Whatcha Wanna Know About 2015 Mustang Performance Packages?
Ford has detailed the 2015 Mustang performance packs available for the EcoBoost fastback and convertible and GT fastback models. We hope you all like bullet points, because there are about to be bullet points. If this was The Matrix, and you were Neo during the rooftop scene, you’d be dodging bullet points. Except you probably wouldn’t be dodging them, probably, since bullet points are inherently harmless and you’ll probably want to read the information they organize.
Yeah. Well, on to the bullet points.
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The 2015 Mustang is going to come with three available brake packages:
- Mustang V6/Mustang EcoBoost: Two-piston, 43-millimeter floating calipers, 320- millimeter rotors, front; single-piston, 45-millimeter calipers, 320-millimeter rotors, rear
- Mustang EcoBoost performance pack/Mustang GT: Four-piston, 46-millimeter fixed calipers, 352-millimeter rotors, front; single-piston, 45-millimeter calipers, 330-millimeter rotors, rear
- Mustang GT performance pack: Six-piston, 36-millimeter Brembo™ calipers, 380-millimeter rotors, front; single-piston, 45-millimeter calipers, 330-millimeter rotors, rear
So the Mustang V6 and the EcoBoost will come standard with the exact same braking package, and the GT will come with double the pistons; larger, fixed calipers in the front; and larger rotors in the front and rear.
The EcoBoost performance pack upgrades it to essentially the same level as the GT and adds 19”x9’ Ebony Black alloy wheels with Pirelli 255/40R19 Y-speed-rated tires in both the front and rear. Performance package equipped EcoBoost Mustangs will have a 3.55:1 final drive ratio.
With its performance pack, the Mustang GT gets Brembo six-piston, 36-millimeter fixed aluminum calipers with 380-millimeter rotors in the front; Single-piston, 45-millimeter floating iron calipers with 330-millimeter rotors in the rear; 19”x9’ Ebony Black alloy wheels with Pirelli 255/40R19 Y-speed-rated tires in front and Pirelli 275/40R19 Y-speed-rated tires in the rear; a strut tower brace; front splitter; and 3.73:1 final drive ratio with Torsen differential.
It’s worth noting that Ford says that the GT performance pack gets you 255/40R19 tires in the front, but the picture above depicts a GT with 255/40ZR19 tires. We’ve reached out to Ford for clarification.
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In any case, Ford says that a 2015 Mustang GT with performance package handily bests the performance of the 2013 Boss 302. Yeah, that’s pretty good.
“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,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer.
If we could be so bold as to jump the gun, we’ll call this a job well done.
Source: Ford Motor Company