The package, which is available on new 2010 Mustang GTs with a manual transmission, features front and rear stabilizer bars from the 2009 Shelby GT500, 19-inch Pirelli P Zero P255/40ZR-19 summer tires, and struts and shocks retuned for the increased capability of the new tire and stabilizer bar changes. As a result, Ford says the roll gradient (how much the car rolls while steering) was reduced nearly 13 percent compared with the base 2010 Mustang GT. They also report that damping was increased by 23 percent in the front and 8 percent in the rear in the low- to mid-speed when compared to the 2010 Mustang GT.
GT Track Package (See Photos)
- Performance front/rear brake pads
- GT500 Sta-Bars and rear lower control arms
- Retuned struts and shocks
- 19-inch Pirelli Summer tires
- 3.73 axle ratio with carbon-fiber clutch plates
- Recalibrated AdvanceTrac®, traction control and anti-lock brakes
Of course, stopping power is important as well. That said, the Track Pack package features Performance Friction branded brake pads. Ford says this offers improved fade resistance. Of note, both the anti-lock braking system (ABS) and AdvanceTrac were retuned to complement the advanced capabilities of the new tires and brakes.
Tom Barnes, Vehicle Engineering Manager, 2010 Mustang said, “The Track Pack covers all the bases. The new tires give the Mustang more grip, we have a more-responsive acceleration, better brake linings that are more consistent over time and the car is tied down better because of the changes to the bars and the shock tuning.”
The package goes for $1,495, and is only available as a factory installed option. If you’re looking to make modifications to a Mustang GT you already own, Ford’s FR3 Handling Pack is said to deliver comparable performance results. For more info, check out Ford Racing.