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
- 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.