Dearborn’s Ford to Offer Mustang 2.3L High Performance Package This Fall

Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn has introduced the 2.3L High Performance Package for the 2020 Mustang. It will deliver 330 horsepower, 350 lb.-ft. of torque, and GT hardware.
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The 2.3L High Performance Package for the 2020 Mustang will be available this fall. // Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn has introduced the 2.3L High Performance Package for the 2020 Mustang. It will deliver 330 horsepower, 350 lb.-ft. of torque, and GT hardware.

Available on the entry-level Mustang EcoBoost fastback coupe or convertible models this fall, the package will have Mustang GT brakes, performance tires, and chassis, and aerodynamics hardware from the Mustang GT Performance Package.

“The Ford Performance Focus RS 2.3-liter engine is a high-revving marvel, and anyone who’s driven this EcoBoost engine instantly loves how quickly it responds and delivers power,” says Carl Widmann, chief engineer for Mustang. “When our team got the chance to try this specially built engine in a Mustang, we immediately agreed, we have to do this.”

The package offers a 5-percent-larger 63-millimeter twin-scroll turbo compressor, a larger radiator, and an engine calibrated to run on Ford’s 10-speed SelectShift automatic and six-speed Getrag manual transmission.

Designed to run 0-60 mph in the mid-four-second range on premium fuel, the package offers a top speed of 155 mph, which is a 10-mph gain over the 2019 EcoBoost Performance Package and 34 mph faster than the base EcoBoost Mustang.

“It’s not just the horsepower gains over the standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost. It’s the broader torque curve that delivers 90 percent of peak torque between 2,500 and 5,300 rpm, which is 40 percent wider than the base EcoBoost engine,” says Widmann. “Plus, horsepower holds stronger up to the 6,500-rpm redline – enabling more usable power and torque for enthusiasts and weekend autocrossers to enjoy.”

The package includes a quad-tip exhaust system.

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