2015 Ford Mustang GT: Brings the Noise, Needs the Suspension
by Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor on September 28, 2015
The new exhaust solves one of my two issues with the Mustang.
The other? The existence of the better-handling and more fun Camaro 1LE. This can't stand.
My chief complaint with our Performance Pack Mustang is the constant movement in the chassis when you settle down into a corner or transition to the throttle or brakes. It's possible this dive and pitch has been purposefully tuned into the car because someone at Ford thinks that's how Mustangs should feel. While it's acceptable in the standard models, you'd hope the Performance Pack would focus on, well, performance.
This chassis movement adds vagueness to the driving experience and makes it less fun. I want this thing hunkered down. The good news is that solutions are readily available. Ford Performance's Track Handling Package looks like a step in the right direction, with new dampers, springs, mounts, anti-roll bars, and links. After that, maybe we should take a page from the 1LE playbook and run equally-sized front and rear tires. Upgrading to a more serious summer tire should help a ton, too.
Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor