The Ford Mustang High Performance will kick off at $50,990 plus on-road costs when it arrives in Australia next February, CarAdvice can confirm.
Dealer documents obtained by CarAdvice indicate the boosted four-cylinder 'Stang' will command a $1000 premium over the current EcoBoost model in Fastback guise, and will be $800 dearer in convertible form (from $60,490).
Both six-speed manual and 10-speed automatic versions will be offered with the Fastback, while the drop-top will remain an auto-only proposition.
Full specification details for the Mustang High Performance are still to be confirmed, though we do know the MY20 model will get a 12kW and 7Nm boost from its 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbo over the current EcoBoost, with outputs now rated at 236kW and 448Nm.
With 90 per cent of peak torque on tap between 2500rpm and 5300rpm, the engineers at Ford say the engine revisions mean the turbo'd Pony has more in-gear punch. Coupled with shorter gear ratios than the existing four-pot Mustang, the power boost means the 100km/h sprint should be dispatched in less than 5.0 seconds.
Other upgrades include a revised variable sports exhaust, four-piston Brembo front brakes, a limited-slip differential on the rear axle, tweaked steering, and stiffer stabiliser bars.
New 19-inch machined alloys are standard, wrapped in staggered Pirelli P Zero Corsa rubber (wider at the rear). There's also a new front grille, a sportier bodykit, and more grey accents throughout.
Standard equipment levels will otherwise largely mirror that of the MY19 EcoBoost. Leather seats are standard, with a set of Recaro pews (also leather-wrapped) optionally available. The centre console houses an 8.0-inch touchscreen running Sync 3 with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and inbuilt navigation, along with a rear-view camera.
The full suite of Ford's driver assistance systems are standard too, meaning AEB with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, automatic high-beam and tyre-pressure monitoring are all included, as are eight airbags and isofix child seat mounts on each rear seat.
For the 2020 model year Ingot Silver, Ruby Red, Orange Fury and Need For Green will all be discontinued to make way for the new Iconic Silver, Rapid Red, Twister Orange and Grabber Lime hues revealed with the MY20 Mustang GT.
As for servicing, the first four years worth of scheduled maintenance will cost a maximum of $299 under the Ford Service Benefits program.
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Note: Overseas model shown
2020 Ford Mustang pricing
- 2.3L High Performance Fastback - $50,990/$53,990 (6MT/10AT)
- 2.3L High Performance Convertible - $60,490 (10AT)
- 5.0L GT Fastback - $TBA
- 5.0L GT Convertible - $TBA
All prices exclude on-road costs