Thinking of buying a new Mustang, but want it a little more... unique? Well, Ford's got you sorted. For the first time in Australia, you can now buy Ford Performance kit for your new pony directly from the dealership.
The Ford Performance exhaust system for the Mustang is a freer-flowing 2.5-inch system from the cat back, mandrel bent to avoid any potential restrictions. It's mated to twin massive 4-inch tips at the rear of the car, and you can choose between a shiny chrome or a flat black to match the Mustang's rear diffuser. The back of the Mustang already looks mean, so this will take it to the next level.
If the burble of the Mustang's 5.0-litre V8 isn't all you're after, though, you can go all-out with a track handling package. Lowered coil springs and matched front struts, new strut mounts, rear shocks, sway bars, toe links and toe bearings all come from the Ford Performance team — nothing is off the shelf from Ford's existing catalogue. The gear was testing at Ford Australia's You Yangs test track, too.
If the full track kit is too much, you can just go for the lowering springs — available in blue or black, with matching strut top covers to bling up your engine bay a bit. And there's a short-throw shifter kit for the six-speed manual, complete with Ford Performance knob, that reduces shift throw distance by 19 per cent — no more granny shifting, so you can focus on your double clutching instead.
Ford also already offers some go-fast bits for the Fiesta ST and Focus ST with kits from Mountune, so it's nice to see that extra customisation available for one of the most fun cars the company has brought Down Under in recent years.
If the kit is fitted at the Ford dealer you bought the car from when you pick your Mustang up for the first time, you get the same three-year/100,000km warranty that you would on the rest of the car. If you're fitting those parts after purchase, you'll get 12 months or 20,000km. [Ford]