Ford announced earlier this year that it will be giving its 2018 Mustang GT an optional upgrading kit consisting of a larger radiator, six piston brake calipers, high performance tires, and so on. Moving on to the present, Ford unveils the new Level 2 performance package that is billed to fill the huge gap between the Ford Mustang’s most potent GT350 and the initially released performance pack level 1 upgrade.
It seems as if Ford did notice that “gap” from the very start and has been developing the Performance Level 2 for some time already. According to them, it will also come with a new front splitter, a custom rear spoiler, a much lower ride height, an updated steering, a new suspension, and a set of 19-inch Chauncy Eggleston wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.
Of course, other features from the Level 1 are also present on the new package including the enhanced chassis, improved steering, Brembo brakes with huge rotors and stability control. The Performance pack level 2’s main highlight will be the new set of wheels that are 1.5-inch wider. It has also brought the car much closer to the ground by 0.5 inch compared to the previous upgrade. Having all of these in one package will mean that the Mustang GT will not only look more aggressive but will also look like a real performer.
As it goes by the numbers, the exterior’s front splitter adds up to the downforce by at least 24 lbs (10kg) at 80mph (128 km). That is, without even mentioning the newly updated MagneRide suspension, new improved steering and a new rear spoiler into the mix. Unlike the regular performance pack, the new suspension has 13% stiffer rear springs, 20% stiffer front springs, 12% stiffer front stabilizer bar, and 67% stiffer rear stabilizer bar.
As for the wheels, the new ones are much wider now by 38.1 mm (or 1.5 inches) which come fitted to a new set of tires measuring 19 x 10.5 –inch at the front and 19 x 11 –inch at the rear.
All the same, both levels 1 & 2 are equipped with a Torsen limited slip rear differential with an axle ratio of 3.73. Both have the same silver strut tower brace, k-brace, Brembo brakes, electric powered steering and anti-lock braking system. Not only that. The Performance level 2 offers the same option as the first including the choice between a fabric upholstered Recaro seats or leather upholstery. As for the price, the new package is said to cost around $6,500 but as expected, you can only have it with the standard GT with manual transmission.