The former is included with the new highperformance package. Its a daily driver, no track time, and i want to improve the ride quality, with a minimum drop. Mustang shelby gt350r makes a pretty killer daily driver. This is my daily driver performance pack track pack mustang gt in fantastic shape. The main reason why i went with the gt over the ecoboost was because i wanted that v8 rumble. Speedform mustang gt350 style track pack rear spoiler. Other journalists have raved about this package it really is that good.
It can certainly be daily driven but things like the low front splitter and trackeager tires. Commuting and the 2016 ford shelby gt350 mustang dont mix. Track pack and fr3 handling package for 2010 mustang top speed. While the new age muscle cars arent really considered sleepers this 16 5. Second attempt at a first track drive at the limit, even with the traction control completely off, the gt exhibits some understeer. Weve had the car for eight months, and in that time, weve. Heres what we thought of the fords updated mustang gt during our first drive. Looking at the data above, one might think were regretting the decision to put a 20 ford mustang gt through a 40,000mile test. At first, i thought i would place an order for a gt premium with 400a interior adding only performance pack. The track pack was an optional package ford offered mustang gt buyers starting in the 2010 year. The updated 2018 ford mustang gt is the most powerful one ever and is available with a performance package that makes it even more fun on the track.
Gt is equivalent to the system used for the 2014 mustang gt track package. If youre in search of a 20182019 mustang and contemplating the performance package or allnew performance pack level 2, it can be a tough decision. Nov 22, 2017 the 2018 ford mustang is a muscle car to be thankful for the facelifted sixthgen stang is better than ever. No, this rivalry is homegrown, and it comes in the form of chevrolets own trackfocused package for the. The 2020 ford shelby mustang is a savage, dailydriver. The dsc sport v4 controller is equally at home as a daily driver or fulltime track setup. Mustang gt performance pack 2 specs comparison cj pony parts.
Mustang gt on track ford 1 day race school everyday driver. Gt350 is like a cheetah playing in a fenced in backyard for a lot of daily driving. Thanks to its independent suspension, a standard mustang gt handles very well, and is capable of a solid performance. The carbon fiber track pack option includes these carbon fiber wheels. A honest comparison between scat pack and mustang gt. What cars have you guys driven or own which are better for daily driving. Here s the thing and tje limit of mustang gt on track. Good 20102014 mustang suspension handling kits give the ripsnorting steed in your garage boosted handling so that you can feel like a race track driver even on the everyday streets while making that fast cornering and responsive steering turnin safer with a lowered center of gravity that makes your stang stick firmly to the road even during those strong maneuvers.
I have never ordered a brand new car before, but i have been saving for the 2020 model year to open on the mustang and place my first order. Note that additional specialized drive modes labeled track, drag. Theres no arguing the versatility of the mazda miata. Im hoping you guys can give me some advice on how to setup my gt for occasional autocross use, that can also be used as my daily driver.
The wheels featured on the gt pp2 show a very aggressive offset and are most definitely the tightest fitting wheels ever offered on a standard mustang gt. The main problem with the performance pack 2 equipped ford mustang is that every day isnt a track day. Driving the 2020 ford mustang shelby gt500 hemmings daily. Ford introduces at the new york auto show wednesday a mustang with a unique engine designed for daily driving to work. Built for track duties, but with enough refinement to make it livable on. Our ford mustang bullitt remains a lovable steed through an unlovable season. Sleek, athletic, smart, and powerfulthat describes the 2018 ford mustang gt, which hits the streets with aggressive frontend styling and the nextgen coyote v8 delivering 460 horsepower. Oct 16, 2018 in other respects, a gt is a gt, regardless of transmission or trim, with a firm ride, wellcontrolled handling, generally uncomplicated infotainment and climate controls, goodforasportscoupe driver sightlines, and rear seats far better suited for expanding the modest cargo capacity than they are for welcoming additional passengers. I had a saleen 6 years ago that sat as my second car but literally only drove it once a month and ended up selling it because it became garage furniture. My left foot enthusiastically stabs the clutch as my hand eagerly grabs for the ford mustang gt performance package. The performance package level 2 turns a manualtransmission mustang gt into a pretty serious track machine, adding extralowprofile. After a day driving around las vegas, i found something that surprised me. The gt trim of the 2017 ford mustang is an upperlevel trim configuration most renowned for its powerful 5.
Ford introduces at the new york auto show wednesday a mustang with a unique engine designed for daily driving to work and racing. New ford oem 20062014 ford mustang driver power seat track. My takeaway on the performance pack is that it makes a great daily driver and would be really fun at any track day. For most owners who arent looking to track the car, the performance pack is still beneficial, however it is not as nice towards daily drivers as it is towards track usage. My personal story with the ford mustang, and with cars and speed in general, starts in 1993 with my sisters boyfriends black fox body gt 5. If you live in a drier climate that wont make those semislick ps2s useless as soon as the heavens dump water, the mustang s new track friendly package is a great candidate for daily driver duty. May 04, 2015 2015 ford mustang gt longterm road test. Mustang gt performance package vs performance package level 2. Jul 30, 2018 july 30, 2018 the 2018 ford mustang gt is available with two different performance focused packages, and we recently had the chance to testdrive them both. Jul 30, 2018 the 2018 ford mustang gts performance package and performance package level 2 may be separated only by one number, but comparing these two handling packages is like comparing a pony to a horse. Can the 2018 ford mustang gt really do a sub4second zero.
The simplicity, good gas mileage, and small costs the miata. Packing a stiff magneride suspension, aggressive tires, and a 455horsepower v8, the pp2 mustang shows just how far the pony car has come. The 2020 ford shelby mustang is a savage, daily driver muscle car. Back in february, i wrote that there were a few elements on our longterm 2015 ford mustang gt that i would leave off. Its wasted on daily commutes but would make weekends a special occasion. Turning corners is its business and business is good. In this video ill go for a drive in my 2019 ford mustang gt and.
While plenty of people opt to equip the performance package for daily drivers, it is mainly used for track. Is the 2019 ford mustang gt performance pack a good daily driver. May 17, 2018 we drive a mustang gt with the new performance package level 2, an equipment package that excels at the track. I bought a brembo gt because i couldnt afford what a boss cost at the time they were new. Although the performance pack 1 car already offered a slew of upgrades over the standard gt, it wasnt nearly as well received as the chevrolet effort and as such didnt get the same level of traction among the track. The 2020 ford shelby mustang is a savage, dailydriver muscle car. The new performance pack 2 transforms the 2018 ford mustang gt into an awesome road course machine, sticking to the corners and blasting down the straightaways of the m1 concourse track. That means youll get better grip when youre throwing the mustang gt around on a track. For someone who will just use a 2019 gt as a daily driver street car, is pp1 going to make a difference. The track handling pack is one of the most popular ford performance parts upgrades for 20152020 mustang. Introduction the 2014 ford mustang gt represents the end of an era. I get 1719mpg in the city, and ive gotten as high was 2425 on the highway during a road trip. The additions helped during our longterm mustang s recent track. Fords mustang, one of the brands most loved and treasured icons, is a sports car that has become so good over the span of the current generation, that for the 2020 model year, the gt hasnt had.
My first oil change on 14 track pack gt cap says 5w50. I average between 1820mpg right now, with about 70% city, and 30% highway driving. But the mustang gt performance pack 2s key competitor doesnt come across the pond. Oct 24, 2018 2018 ford mustang performance pack level 2. No, this rivalry is homegrown, and it comes in the form of chevrolets own track focused package for. For 2020, ford gifts the fourcylinder mustang with a more desirable engine and legitimate track ready equipment. Mustang gt performance pack 2 specs comparison cj pony. Drag racing wheels for a daily driver mustang evolution. Jul 20, 2018 but the mustang gt performance pack 2s key competitor doesnt come across the pond. Were here with the ford mustang gt performance pack level 2. The ecoboost is a much better daily driver and the auto is typically better at getting power from the turbo. Two of the drive s editorswill sabel courtney and josh condonrecently spent time with the 2018 ford mustang gt with performance pack.
The highhorsepower v8 2018 ford mustang gt test car accelerated from zeroto60 mph in 3. Its a like a normal mustang gt thats been on a healthy regimen of spinach and protein shakes, and now wants to pick fights. This speedform gt350 style track pack rear spoiler will give your 20152020 mustang a stylish appearance with better aerodynamics. In some ways it was a better choice for me as a daily driver track carshow car and it is no. The next model year for fords illustrious pony car will see a dramatic reinterpretation. Jul 18, 2014 click past the jump to read more about the 2015 ford mustang performance package. There are four different selectable drive modes, available through the toggle switches on premium models. Sure, eurospec gts come fitted with the performance pack as. Fords pony car is packaged better than both for daily ease of use. Ford has drawn upon an incredible back catalog to refine the mustang into this, the spectacular 2019 shelby gt350. Ecoboost premium with performance package or premium gt for daily driver. Nov 21, 2017 we drive the 460 horsepower 2018 mustang gt and the new ecoboost stang. Track snake 200514 mustang gt coupe brenspeed performance.
May 22, 2018 if you live in a drier climate that wont make those semislick ps2s useless as soon as the heavens dump water, the mustangs new trackfriendly package is a great candidate for daily driver duty. Theyre built for one reason and one reason only to dominate race tracks. The 2016 mustang gt performance package if you buy a 2016 ford mustang gt convertible and you like taking your car to the road course or if you just want to have lots of gofast goodies on. The four different drive modes are normal, sport, track, and snowwet. If you have a 14 mustang gt track pack car use the. It can certainly be daily driven but things like the low front splitter and trackeager tires would intensify common inconveniences in the wrong ways. Nov, 2017 the 2018 ford mustang continues to offer a v8, rearwheel drive, two doors, and a manual transmission. The rest of the changes compared to the mustang gt and shelby. Driving the 2018 mustang with the performance pack level 2.
Not this mustang but ive driven cars daily on 15x4. The 2018 ford mustang continues to offer a v8, rearwheel drive, two doors, and a manual transmission. I traded a 14 mustang with the track package and despite a lack of irs i would still call it the more nibble driver vs the bigger 392 ta. So ford invited us back to experience a full day of track time in the mustang gt. For the daily driver that puts a lot of street miles on the car and also has a love for handling the track snake will make the ultimate package note. Ecoboost premium with performance package or premium gt. The driver has complete control over shift points and can modulate wheelspin to. The car in question is a 2018 mustang gt with an important box checked on its order form performance pack level 2. The mustang gt pp2 is the newcomer, fords answer to the stunning salvo that was the camaro ss 1le just a few short years ago. But the mustang shelby gt350r is surprisingly practical. Join us as we go through their 1day race school and share the fundamentals of driving on track.
Each drive mode serves a separate function, allowing you to make the most of your mustang as a daily driver and a track toy, all rolled into one. This optional upgrade consisted of features that enhanced performance such as 3. Ford mustang gt a germans perspective everyday driver. This fantasticlooking rear spoiler, which comes prepainted to match your mustang s colors, adds track. My left foot enthusiastically stabs the clutch as my hand eagerly grabs for the ford mustang gt performance package level 2s sixspeed shifter. Mustang gt with the trackfocused performance pack level 2 or ante. Because both were included in our annual best driver s car tests 2016 and. Anyone who has ever said you cant daily drive a track car needs to meet. With a truly livable cabin and excellent performance packages, the 2020 ford mustang has evolved into the best allaround muscle car of the 21st century. The road track xtreme rtx package offers all the benefits of the rt package. In addition to plenty of horses under the hood, though, drivers who purchase the 2017 ford mustang gt.
Purposebuilt cars like the mustang shelby gt350r, traditionally speaking, arent designed to drive every day. Looking to take advantage of steedas black friday pricing. The 2019 mustang gt performance pack has a lot of power and style. Im the second owner, the original owner used the car strictly for highway mileage commuting. It is used on the 2016 hertz shelby gt h mustangs, 20152017 shelby super snake and on the ford performance racing school mustang gts fits. The 2018 ford mustang is a muscle car to be thankful for. Best steeda setup for improving ride on 2019 gt pp1 daily. Its one of the greatest sports cars on the planet, but also does well as a daily driver. For dedicated track hounds, however, theres a lot to like here. Interestingly, the camaro ss, mustang gt, and the challenger rt scat pack.
Jun 16, 2009 track pack and fr3 handling package for 2010 mustang. Just loose some cornering and extreme braking capabilities is all. Where muscle car meets track attacker packing a stiff magneride suspension, aggressive tires, and a 455horsepower v8, the pp2 mustang shows. And the level 2 bundle is even something of a bargain. On the gt performance package 2 side of the court, the first thing that sets this car apart from any other mustang, including the gt350, is the wheels. In sum, the gt performance package level 2 is a winkwink track pack for your mustang. I am considering the gt350 as a daily driver and am wondering who has the highest mileage gt350 on here and what issues have you run into. Thinking about making my 2014 gt a daily driver, thoughts. Get the best deals on seats for 2014 ford mustang when you. Is the 2018 mustang gt with the new performance pack level 2 pp2 as good as the camaro ss with the 1le package. Dec 02, 2019 the gt is mclarens latest attempt at a grandtourer, packing a handful of luxury features youd normally wouldnt see in something with its engine in the middle. On a track, the updated chevrolet camaro ss will probably have the edge, but around town, the mustang gt is the better daily driver. Talk about the best of two worlds with this completely stock looking daily driver.881 403 314 314 133 1551 587 1079 1356 944 1563 1542 1469 778 1254 172 1445 1311 1391 601 1331 657 940 352 1351 1172 1382 1459 431 247 250 711 435 644