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Ford Mustang Performance Package 2 Discontinued For 2021 Model Year

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.

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

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.

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. Roy Chile’s

    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

    1. Mortimer Duke

      Written like someone who’s never driven a Voodoo, let alone in R Trim.

      1. Roy Chile’s

        For your information this car is NO VooDoo

  2. BayouKing

    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

    1. Roy Chile’s

      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

  3. loicy myers tatro

    i own a 2020 premium PP2 and the car delivers very happy with it

  4. Allen Gillam

    I have a 2019 PP2, it is amazing, just like most others i replaced the Cup 2’s with a milder longer life Pilot Sport PS2, i lost a lot of grip doing so, but daily driving is better, along with wet weather driving
    I just ordered a 2021 Mach 1 with the handling package, should be here begining of June

  5. Scott

    I have enjoyed my 20 PP2. Only complaint the trans.

    1. Frank

      What didnt you like about the 6 speed? I dont like the clutch. To stiff.

  6. Scott m

    Sold the car this year in June with 3200 miles. No issues with the car other than I didn’t drive it and since the mileage was so low it was going to hurt the value. I sold it for almost what I paid for it in Dec of 2020.


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