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2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Gets Focus RS Engine

2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Gets Focus RS Engine

Ford has yet to announce all changes to the 2020 Ford Mustang, instead just releasing bits at a time. Today the Blue Oval has announced the addition of a new High Performance Package (HPP) on the 2020 Mustang EcoBoost, effectively slotting in the Focus RS engine for added power and combining with with some bits from the GT.

Apparently Ford engineers have been curious about using the Focus RS engine in the Mustang for awhile, so they finally got their wish. When equipped with the HPP, the Mustang’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder churns out 330 horsepower (10 more than usual) and maintains its 350 pound-feet rating, albeit at a wider band.

The added power is enough to send the Mustang EcoBoost from zero to 60 mph in the mid-4’s and offer a top speed of 155 mph, according to Ford.

Of course, adding power for the sake of it isn’t usually good idea. Ford engineers have also pulled over some parts reserved for the Mustang GT to the EcoBoost HPP. The list includes 4-piston brake calipers on larger front rotors, larger sway bars in the front and back and additional cooling ducts up front.

Those interested in even more upgrades can add an optional Handling Package lighter brakes, magnetic ride dampers, and a Torsen 3.55:1 limited-slip rear differential. The package also adds a solid rear sway bar and 19-inch wheels with Pirelli P Zero Corsa 4 summer tires.

Buyers will be able to opt for the new Mustang EcoBoost HPP when the 2020 Mustang goes on sale this fall. Pricing will be announced closer to launch. 2020 is shaping up to be a significant year for the Mustang.


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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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