18. Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack 2
So, what exactly is the Mustang GT Performance Pack 2? It’s a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 producing 460 HP and 420 lb-ft of torque combined with a six-speed manual transmission in the best tradition of classic muscle cars. With 0 to 60 mph times in the low four-second range, the Performance Pack 2 is fast by the standards of today. But the impressive numbers are just half of the story. The essence of the Performance Pack is in its handling, braking, low weight, and driving dynamics.
For $6,500 above the price of a regular GT, you can get chassis and aerodynamic improvements, and stiffer springs. Also, you’ll get beefier anti-roll bars, performance tires, bigger brakes, and racing seats. With this package, the standard Mustang GT goes from a great sports car to a fantastic driver’s machine. Some magazine editors think Ford should’ve named this Performance Pack 2 the Boss 302 since it captures the same idea and is for the same type of customers.