2020 Ford Mustang High-Perfomance Ecoboost: the new SVO
The Greatest news we got the 15th of April was the introduction of an all-new 2020 Hi-Perf. Mustang Ecoboost. Even if this model will sound new to the Millennials, the Xennials like me( and the older Generations) will clearly go back to the FoxBody Days, when the SVO Mustang(1984-1986, check out the article here) marked a new high perfomance production standards for the Ford Mustang .
But what we have to expect from the new “SVO”?
Part 1: The Engine
A true Heart Transplant: The Ford Performance Focus RS 2.3-liter engine will be the key of the performance. The near-to-death Ford Focus ( production ended one year ago) donated its engine for this new project, capable to deliver 330 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque.
Part 2 Trasmission(s):
It will be available with either 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission.
Part 3: Handling
The EcoBoost Handling Package will include semi-metallic brakes, specially calibrated MagneRide® dampers and a TORSEN® 3.55:1 limited-slip rear axle. Wider 19×9.5-inch premium painted aluminum wheels with 265/40R Pirelli P Zero™ Corsa4 summer tires provide traction, 24-millimeter solid rear sway bar.
New performance calibration tuning is applied to the electronic-controlled power steering, antilock braking, stability control and five driver-selectable drive modes.
Part 4: The Estetics
AN Aggressive car needs an aggressive look. It includes: a large black front splitter and belly pan, plus brake cooling ramps from the Mustang GT Performance Package – add-ons that also work to reduce front-end lift and improve brake cooling. A blacked-out grille with offset Mustang tri-bar pony emblem, 2.3L High Performance Package side badges and magnetic gray side mirrors and raised blade rear spoiler add to the performance look, while a unique metallic gray stripe crosses the hood.
For the interiors, An engine-spun aluminum instrument panel with oil pressure and turbo boost gauges, plus a serialized dash plaque.
Part 5: The Perfomance
The 2020 Mustang 2.3L High Performance Package is designed to run 0-60 in the mid-four-second range on premium fuel, with top speed increasing to 155 mph, a 10 mph gain over the 2019 EcoBoost Performance Package and 34 mph faster than the base EcoBoost Mustang.
Part 6: The Infotainment
FordPass Connect™, now standard on Mustang for 2020, allows owners to interact with their vehicles via a smartphone. Using FordPass Connect’s phone application, owners can locate their parked car, lock and unlock it, and check vehicle status, such as fuel, oil levels and maintenance alerts. For automatic transmission-equipped Mustang models, the system has a remote start feature. The availability of these features varies by market.
Available SYNC® 3 with AppLink™ adds enhanced voice recognition communications, 911 Assist and two smart-charging USB ports.
SO all the modern technology you will require nowadays.
Last but Not Least : Configurations, Colors,Etc.
Available on the entry-level Mustang EcoBoost fastback coupe or convertible models this fall. the Mustang EcoBoost package was developed to feel at home both on thrilling mountain and coastal roads and even on the most precise autocross courses thanks to its Mustang GT brakes, performance tires, and chassis and aerodynamics hardware from the Mustang GT Performance Package.
Four new Mustang colors for 2020 include Grabber Lime, Iconic Silver, Red Hot Metallic Tinted Clearcoat and Twister Orange.
So what we expect from this Hi-Perf. Ecoboost? Will we be able to get it in Europe / outside USA? We genuinely hope Yes.