Ford said in July that the 2018 Ford Mustang GT would include an non-obligatory Efficiency Pack that would come with issues like a much bigger radiator, summer time tires, and upgraded brakes. In the present day, the corporate unveiled the Efficiency Pack Stage 2, an improve on the improve which they mentioned would “bridge the hole” between the primary Efficiency Pack and the GT350, essentially the most highly effective model.
The Efficiency Pack Stage 2 was developed in secret, Ford mentioned, and can embody 19-inch Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, a beefed up suspension, retuned steering, a decrease stance for the automotive, and a custom-made rear spoiler and entrance splitter.
The pack will even embody all the options of the Efficiency Pack Stage 1, just like the Brembo brakes with bigger rotors, along with stability management, steering, and chassis enhancements. The principle improve with the Efficiency Pack 2 seems to be the wider-diameter wheels, a full 1.5 inches wider than these that include the Efficiency Pack 1, along with the automotive’s decrease stance.
Extra on the method behind the enhancements, from Ford:
Utilizing the splitter from the famed Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca as a benchmark, Mustang engineers connected the piece to the underside of the entrance to fan out as a lot as three inches across the corners of the Mustang GT. It creates about 24 kilos of downforce at 80 mph, serving to give the automotive its distinctive grip. To stability the downforce, a refined, redesigned rear spoiler stretches throughout the decklid.
To help within the group’s modern strategy to creating the brand new Efficiency Pack, components such because the rear spoiler have been rapid-prototyped utilizing a 3D printer. The method enabled sooner turnaround occasions, complementing the trial-and-error nature of the venture.
The one visible cues on a automotive outfitted with the brand new Efficiency Pack Stage 2 are black detailing on the splitter and spoiler, the tire spat on the again fringe of the rear wheel wells and the 10-spoke Darkish Tarnish wheels, that are unique. Prospects who go for Efficiency Pack Stage 2 have a novel alternative to pick Recaro® seats in both leather-based or fabric to assist keep firmly planted whereas cornering.
The bundle will add $6,500 to the price of a Mustang GT fastback handbook, the one mannequin for which the bundle is obtainable. (The GT fastback handbook begins at $35,095.) Supply of the brand new GTs isn’t till someday subsequent spring, although you’ll be able to put in orders now.