Ford Has a New Performance Kit for the Mustang GT
If you’re looking to squeeze a bit more power from the 5.0-liter V-8 in your 2018-2020 Mustang GT, Ford has just the thing for you. The company has just launched a new $1275 performance kit to boost power and torque from the engine. The best part? If it’s installed by a dealer or a certified tech, it comes with a warranty.
Ford Performance promises the kit, available for both manual and automatic cars, will deliver net increases of 19 horsepower and 18 lb-ft of torque from the current Mustang’s 5.0-liter V-8. That means a total of 479 horsepower and 438 lb-ft of torque, versus the factory’s 460 horsepower and 420 lb-ft. The torque’s range has benefitted as well—Ford was able to find an extra 42 lb-ft at 2000 rpm. It’s done using a cold air intake and an upgraded throttle body taken from the Bullitt, plus a new engine calibration to make sure the new parts play nicely with the rest of the motor.
The calibration, which is installed using the car’s OBD II port, also includes better throttle mapping and an optimized shift schedule for automatic transmission-equipped cars.
If you get the kit installed by a Ford dealer or an ASE/Red Seal certified technician, it will include a three year, 36,000-mile warranty. And yes, it’s 50-state legal, so Californians don’t have to worry.
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