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2018 Ford Mustang's new Performance Pack raises the capability bar

If you want a Mustang that's lower and grippier, but still not a GT350, this is the one for you.

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The Performance Pack Level 2 brings plenty of capability to the table for the 2018 Ford Mustang GT.

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Everything you'd find on the original Performance Pack -- beefy Brembo brakes, special chassis tuning, a Torsen rear differential, a larger radiator and a strut tower brace -- is included in the Level 2 package.

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The new options package adds a new front splitter and rear spoiler, as well as tires that are 1.5 inches fatter than before. 

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New suspension tuning brings the car more than 0.5 inches closer to the ground, as well.

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The rear sway bar is 67 percent stiffer than Peformance Pack 1, the front sway bar is 12 percent stiffer and the springs are between 13 and 20 percent stiffer.

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Enthusiasts will be happy to learn that the Performance Pack Level 2 will only be available with a six-speed manual transmission. 

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Ford has given its 5.0-liter V8 a few tweaks for the 2018 model year, boosting output to 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. 

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The 2018 Mustang lands at dealerships this fall.

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Ford didn't say how much the Performance Pack Level 2 would add to the car's bottom line.

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Keep on scrolling to check out even more pictures of Ford's latest performance coupe.

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