A brand-new Ford Mustang featuring a bigger turbo and brakes upgrade with new high-performance 2.3L EcoBoost under the hood is set to be showcased this week.
The new entry-level performance pony is called 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High-Performance Package. While it does not have an elegant name, it has interesting parts, especially its Focus RS engine.
2020 Mustang EcoBoost Debut
Ford will officially debut its latest Mustang model on Wednesday, April 17, as part of the National Mustang Day festivities. The unveiling is also right in time to celebrate Mustang's 55th anniversary. It will also be displayed at the New York Auto Show this week.
The 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High-Performance Package comes in both Coupe and Convertible body types. The Focus RS engine is not just borrowed from the regular EcoBoost but it rather has a stronger cylinder head and head gasket.
Just like the Focus RS, the 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is built at the Valencia, Spain factory. There are also changes in the piping and intercooler design because of the new engine arrangement.
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The engine now gets a bit larger twin-scroll turbo compressor, a bigger radiator to keep things cool, and fresh engine calibration. The 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High-Performance Package also adds active exhaust with quad tips for a better engine sound.
The turbocharger also got a unique new design, and the results are 330 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque on premium gas. The automatic version will hit from zero to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, and top speed is limited to 155 mph.
Aside from the engine upgrade, the new package includes new harder sway bars, a strut tower brace, rear blade spoiler, and limited slip differential. The all-new Ford Mustang also comes with 19-inch by 9-inch wheels and brakes upgrade taken from the Mustang GT for better handling and track performance. Other electronics for the steering, braking, and stability control systems are also upgrades from the GT.
The 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High-Performance Package will soon become the most powerful four-cylinder sports car offered by an American automaker when it goes on sale later this year.