Automakers shuffle possibility packages on a regular basis, for causes each apparent and obscure. For the 2021 mannequin yr, many modifications are coming to the Ford Mustang lineup—and sure, that’ll have an effect on its choices. Probably the most notable change is the introduction of the 2021 Mustang Mach 1, a particular efficiency mannequin that pulls double responsibility and takes over for the Bullitt and Shelby GT350, incorporating bits from each, in addition to the Mustang GT Efficiency Pack 2. With some good comes the unhealthy, nevertheless: just like the Mach 1’s different elements donors, the Mustang GT Performance Pack 2 is now useless, too.
The modifications had been found on Blue Oval Boards and reported by Muscle Cars and Trucks, and a Ford spokesperson confirmed the discontinuation of the Efficiency Pack 2 to MotorTrend. And the essential takeaway right here is that the Mach 1 goes to be the one manner you are going to have the ability to get the Performance Pack 2 elements on a 2021 Mustang—a mannequin with a a lot greater beginning worth than the most affordable 2020 Mustang optioned with the PP2 package deal.
Here is what the Mach 1 makes use of from the PP2: track-calibrated MagneRide adaptive dampers, stiffer entrance springs, stiffer anti-roll bars, a novel energy steering calibration, and a brake booster. Until Ford chooses to make these choices obtainable individually or in a special package deal at a later date, you will have to purchase a limited-edition Mach 1 to get them.
Let’s discuss worth for a second. Utilizing Ford’s 2020 Mustang configurator, the least costly PP2-equipped Mustang lists for $45,575. The Mach 1 begins at $52,915—a $7,340 distinction, though clearly the Mach 1 comes with loads of distinctive efficiency and look upgrades you could not get on a 2020 PP2, just like the GT350’s Tremec 6-speed handbook and consumption manifold. All of that must be factored in when contemplating the worth proposition. However it may’t be denied that it will price extra to match the PP2’s stage of track-ready efficiency in 2021.