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2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance is a bitsa blaster for New York

The Blue Oval builds a Focus RS-powered pony car with bitsa this, bitsa that for the New York Auto Show.

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The 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Package features the Spanish-built 2.3-liter turbo four out of the recently discontinued Focus RS hot hatch.

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Tuned specifically with a larger turbo and unique mapping, the engine makes 330 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.

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The Ford EcoBoost High Performance Package is something of a Mustang parts-bin special, what the British call a "bitsa car" (bitsa this, bitsa that...).

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The model's cabin stays pretty close to stock, with major changes consisting of an engine-turned aluminum instrument panel surround with boost and oil-pressure gauges. 

There's also a serialized dash plaque ahead of the passenger.

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The EcoBoost High Performance Package weighs about 200 pounds less than a comparable V8 GT, with 150 of those pounds being liberated from over the car's nose.

Weight distribution is given as 53/47 front to rear.

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The EcoBoost HPP also gets specially calibrated steering, as well as unique settings for ABS, stability control, and the five driver-selectable performance modes.

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A multi-mode exhaust with Normal, Sport, Track and schedulable Quiet mode (to avoid waking the neighbors) is standard.

In full-angry mode, the exhaust pops and crackles liberally on overrun, not unlike a hot hatch.

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Model-specific visual cues up front include a blacked-out grille with asymmetric tri-bar pony emblem, a deeper front chin spoiler cribbed from the GT, and subtle metallic gray "whisker" stripes along the hood's character lines.

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Four new paint colors for 2020 include Grabber Lime, Iconic Silver, Red Hot Metallic Tinted Clearcoat and the Twister Orange shade seen here.

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The EcoBoost High Performance Package features specifically tuned shocks, springs and anti-roll bars.

Additionally, a front strut-tower brace forms a bridge over the engine for improved stiffness.

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Most options available elsewhere in the Ford Mustang EcoBoost kingdom are available on this model, including Sync 3 infotainment.

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Zero-to-60 miles per hour is estimated at 4.5 seconds and top speed is limited to 155 mph.

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