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What Do You Want To Know About The 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Package?

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This is the 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Package. Yes, it’s got a reeeeeeeally long name. Thankfully, all you need to remember is this is the most powerful version of the four-cylinder turbo EcoBoost Mustang you can get. Or, in other words, it’s the one you want.

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I’m here in California for the car’s launch this week. I haven’t driven it yet, but I’m pretty stoked about it. I’ve always thought the four-cylinder Mustang was a great idea with good power output—you don’t need a loud V8 to enjoy a sports car—and there’s no reason why a sportier version should be any worse.

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As a quick recap, the High Performance Package ups the horsepower by 20 to make 330 HP through the use of a performance cylinder head, a bigger radiator and a larger twin-scroll compressor. There are also larger front brakes, brake cooling ramps, a spoiler, a shorter rear axle and 19-inch aluminum wheels. An optional Handling Pack also gives you MagneRide damping, a rear sway bar and Pirelli P Zero tires.

All in all, you could build your four-banger Mustang up to something pretty sweet. I’m here to see if it can hold a candle to the V8 car, which I love.

What do you want to know about it?

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.

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DISCUSSION

sirlurkalot
Sir Lurkalot

Haven driven both the 2019 Ecoboost and the GT, I like the Ecoboost better. It just handles so much better. The GT feels really front heavy and understeers like a pig. Sure you can give it throttle, but then it snap oversteers (which is why you get all those great #crowdkiller videos on Instagram). Yes I spun it myself doing a little tail out action I’ve done a million times in other cars. I did it til I got the hang of it in an empty parking lot, but it doesn’t want to handle, you got work at it. The Ecoboost is way better at powerslides and has plenty of power for it. Couple upsides of the GT, it sounds amazing, and if donuts are your thing, man it can lay rings for days. I pretty much destroyed a parking lot with the rental I had. Super fun.