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Ford Mustang Performance Package 2 Discontinued For 2021 Model Year

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When the Ford Mustang received a refresh for the 2018 model year, Ford also introduced a brand new option package for it – the Mustang Performance Package 2. This new package added on to the existing Performance Package 1, which debuted for the 2015 model year, with a host of additional track-focused equipment. However, Ford Authority has now learned that the Mustang Performance Package 2 has been discontinued for the 2021 model year.

The PP2 package was always a lower volume option compared to the milder PP1, mostly due to the niche customer it appealed to. The PP2 was more of a hardcore track car, with a harsher ride and sticky but fast-wearing Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. In fact, many PP2 owners were quick to swap out these tires for regular street use for that very reason.

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Regardless, the Mustang Performance Package 2 was a highly capable car on the track. Offered only in GT form with a six-speed manual transmission, the PP2 was packed with the following features and equipment:

  • 19-inch x 10.5-inch front and 19-inch x 11-inch rear dark tarnish-painted aluminum wheels
  • Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires (summer only)
  • Brembo six-piston front brake calipers with larger rotors
  • Engine-spun aluminum instrument panel
  • Gauge Pack (vacuum and oil pressure)
  • High-performance front splitter
  • K-brace
  • Large radiator
  • MagneRide Damping System with track-inspired calibration
  • Strut tower brace
  • Unique rear spoiler
  • Unique track-inspired chassis, stability control, EPAS, and ABS tuning
  • Unique track-inspired springs and sway bar

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The PP2 Mustang somewhat bridged the gap between the regular Mustang/PP1 and the more hardcore GT350 and GT350R, but that space will now be occupied by the track-focused Mach 1. The 2021 Mach 1 also effectively replaces the PP2, GT350, and Bullitt in Ford’s Mustang lineup, as all three of those models have been discontinued for the new model year.

We’ll have much more on the 2021 Mustang soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. So the BULLITT, MACH 1 480/420 with the GT350 tranny, BOSS 302 grill and chin spoiler will fill the PP2 shoes too. Ford don’t want it’s own customers comparing the $47k Pony with $53K Pony plus $10-$20k mark up

  2. To be perfectly honest, Ford has way too many different variants of the mustang anyway. The 2.3L ecoboost performance pack should just be the ecoboost mustang, the 5.0L GT PP1 should just be the GT, then have the Mach 1 and the GT500 (which should be the Cobra).

  3. honestly i would have been happy if they got rid of that garbage Getrag MT82 in the PP2 and replaced it with the Tremec TR-3160, keep the GT350 (we really would not need a new Mach 1) IMO

    • I totally agree with you the MT82 is junk and this so call MACH 1 is a parts bin BULLITT with the GT350 tranny Ford should have kept on the market and add the TR3160 to all GT models

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