Ford Mustang Performance Packs now available to Australian customers
Ford Mustang buyers can now option up to a range of licensed Ford performance parts to enhance their Mustang. Options include track-ready handling, exhaust and various visual upgrades.
Ford Performance says the “upgrade parts are easily fitted to the Mustang”, and ensures that they “work in harmony with the Mustang’s existing engine and chassis, for seamless integration into the driving experience”.
All of the options have undergone local testing to make sure they’re up to Australian conditions and that they comply with Australian design rules. Ford will grant a full three-year, 100,000km Ford Express Warranty if the parts are ordered with the purchase of a new Mustang and fitted at an authorised Ford dealership.
Existing Mustang owners who have the new options fitted by a Ford dealer will have the parts covered under the remainder of their new-vehicle warranty or a 12-month 20,000km warranty on the factory-approved parts – whichever is longer.
One of the options is a mandrel-bent stainless steel 2.5-inch cat-back exhaust system with the choice of chrome or black four-inch exhaust tips. There’s also a “track-ready handling package” which lowers the Mustang by one full inch, and includes lowering coil-springs, assembled front struts, upper strut mounts, rear shocks, sway bars, rear toe links and toe-to-knuckle bearings. The handling package was developed by Ford Performance, whose work includes the latest Ford Focus RS.
Manual versions can be fitted with a short-throw shift-kit, which includes a Ford Performance gear knob. Ford Performance says the kit reduces gear lever throw distance by 19 per cent.
Graeme Whickman, President and CEO, Ford Australia, said:
“The Ford Mustang is one of the world’s most customized sports cars, and we’re paying homage to both the rich heritage of Mustang as well as answering massive demand for factory-approved, fully-warranted performance parts for Australian Mustang owners.
“This is the first time in Mustang’s five-decade history that an Australian consumer can take delivery of this iconic performance car with a full suite of upgrades straight off the showroom floor. Even better, the benefit of these upgrades not only gives new Mustang buyers a chance to customize their own vehicle, but also extends to existing owners, who can have their local dealer fit any or all of these components to their own taste and desires.”