New Ford Mustang owners in Australia will now have access to a range of performance parts for their Pony, with handling, exhaust, and visual flair on the list of options.
Options include a Track Handling Pack, a lowered ‘Street’ pack, cat-back exhausts, and a short throw shifter.
The Track Handling Pack, developed by Ford Performance, comes with lowering coil-springs, assembled front struts, upper strut mounts, rear shocks, sway bars, rear toe links and toe-to-knuckle bearings.
Ford Performance testing engineer Andy Vrenko says the kit is “unique, none of the parts are available anywhere else”.
It is, however, the most expensive of Ford’s new options for the Mustang at $4130.
The Street Lowering Kit is obviously less performance focused, but comes in much cheaper at $1,260. It lowers the ride height by an inch, but Ford says it does improve handling ‘mildly’.
The cat-back exhaust kits come with a fairly hefty price tag at $3584, with either chrome or black tipped pipes and the option of a 4-inch exit as opposed to the regular 2.5-inch.
Lastly, for a meagre $805, the distance on gear shifts can be reduced by 19 per cent with a short throw shifter.
This is the first time in Mustang’s five-decade history that an Australian consumer can take delivery of this iconic performance car with a full suite of upgrades straight off the showroom floor,” says Whickman.
“The benefit of these upgrades not only gives new Mustang buyers a chance to customize their own vehicle, but also extends to existing owners, who can have their local dealer fit any or all of these components to their own taste and desires.”
Anything fitted at the vehicle’s purchase comes with a three-year 100,000km warranty, while existing owners upgrading their ‘Stangs get a 12-month 20,000km warranty.