2015 Ford Mustang GT Gets Performance Pack
2015 Ford Mustang GT will get a performance pack next to the inherent fully independent front and rear suspension systems. The sixth-generation model has lighter body in comparison to the previous version. This was achieved via wide use of advanced technologies and materials such as hydroforming, laser welding and high-strength steels. For instance, lightweight aluminum was utilized for the hood and front fenders. This not only minimizes body mass but also enhances weight balance. The structure of the 2015 Mustang includes other components also made of aluminum that include rear suspension knuckles, rear axle housing on automatic transmission cars, rear control arms and rear brake calipers.
Every 2015 model of this muscle car includes new integral-link independent rear suspension. It has an architecture that is based on a lower control arm, integral link, upper camber link and a toe link. The geometry, springs, dampers and bushings have all been specifically modified and tuned to deliver enhances mechanical grip for high-performance results. Furthermore, the new double-ball-joint front MacPherson strut system allows for larger, more powerful brakes without resorting to excessive wheel offsets that would hurt steering feel.
Three brake packages are available for the new Mustang. The first one is the Mustang V6 for the Mustang EcoBoost which adds two-piston, 43-millimeter floating calipers, 320- millimeter rotors, front; single-piston, 45-millimeter calipers, 320-millimeter rotors. The second one is the Mustang EcoBoost performance pack for the Mustang GT, which includes four-piston, 46-millimeter fixed calipers, 352-millimeter rotors, front; single-piston, 45-millimeter calipers, 330-millimeter rotors. And the last one is the Mustang GT performance pack. It adds six-piston, 36-millimeter Brembo calipers, 380-millimeter rotors, front; single-piston, 45-millimeter calipers, 330-millimeter rotors.
Ford is also offering the option of performance pack that can be added to the Mustang EcoBoost fastback and convertible or Mustang GT fastback. Both performance packs get retuned springs, bushings and monotube rear dampers, additional cooling capability for track-day durability, thicker rear sway bar, K-brace connecting strut towers, tuned ABS, electronic stability control and electric power-assisted steering and center gauge pack.
Specifically, the EcoBoost performance package features four-piston front brakes with 46-millimeter fixed aluminum calipers with 352-millimeter rotors. Single-piston rear brakes with 45-millimeter floating iron calipers with 330-millimeter rotors, 9x9-inch alloy wheels painted Ebony Black and fitted with Pirelli 255/40R19 Y-speed-rated tires.
Next, the 2015 Mustang GT performance package benefits from six-piston Brembo front brakes with 36-millimeter fixed aluminum calipers with 380-millimeter rotors, single-piston rear brakes with 45-millimeter floating iron calipers with 330-millimeter rotors. This enhanced Mustang rides on 19x9-inch Ebony Black painted alloy wheels with Pirelli 255/40R19 Y-speed-rated tires at the front, and 19x9.5-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli 275/40R19 Y-speed-rated tires at the rear. There is also a strut tower brace, 3.73:1 final drive ratio with Torsen differential as well as front splitter to channel cooling air to the front brakes.