Ford Australia has confirmed specs and pricing for the Mustang High Performance 2.3L line-up which replaces the EcoBoost range.
Available in either Fastback or Convertible body styles, power comes from a 2.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine tuned to produce 236kW and 448Nm, an increase of 12kW and 7Nm on the outgoing model. Ford says there’s a broader torque curve that delivers 90 per cent of peak torque between 2500 and 5300rpm.
The additional kick comes from a larger 63mm twin-scroll turbocharger (from the Focus RS), constructed of aluminium for strength and durability while reducing weight to provide the driver stronger throttle response.
For the Fastback, power is sent to the rear wheels through either a six-speed manual or 10-speed paddle-shift automatic, while the Convertible is only offered with the auto.
Gear ratios for both manual and automatic transmissions have been shortened to improve agility and driver engagement.
The exterior has been tweaked with a new front grille, a more aggressive front splitter from the GT, magnetic mirror caps and bonnet spears, updated badging and a lip spoiler (Fastback only). There are also new machine-faced 19-inch alloy wheels shod in Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres.
The High Performance will get access to the new colours previously announced for the GT including Twister Orange and Grabber Lime.
Standard equipment highlights include a fully customisable 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster, leather upholstery, a sports steering wheel, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, auto-levelling headlights, automatic high beam, a rear-view camera and an 8.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and satellite navigation.
2020 Ford Mustang 2.3L High Performance pricing (excludes on-road costs):
Mustang High Performance six-speed manual - $50,990
Mustang High Performance 10-speed auto - $53,990
Mustang High Performance 10-speed auto - $60,490
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