The Track Pack Ford Mustang Package

2010 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack
2010 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack. Photo © Basem Wasef

Ford redesigned the Mustang for the 2010 model year. Although the car still rode on its old DC2 platform, its sported a completely modified exterior and interior. Performance improvements upped the Mustang GT’s 4.6L engine output to 315 hp, while suspension modifications resulted in an improved overall ride. But wait, there’s more. If that wasn't enough, new buyers could purchase Ford’s Factory-installed Track Pack option.

The package, which was available on new 2010 Mustang GTs with a manual transmission, featured front and rear stabilizer bars from the 2009 Shelby GT500, 19-inch Pirelli P Zero P255/40ZR-19 summer tires, and struts and shocks retuned for the increased capability of the new tire and stabilizer bar changes. As a result, Ford said the roll gradient (how much the car rolls while steering) was reduced nearly 13 percent compared with the base 2010 Mustang GT. They also reported that damping was increased by 23 percent in the front and 8 percent in the rear in the low- to mid-speed when compared to the 2010 Mustang GT.

GT Track Package

  • Performance front/rear brake pads
  • GT500 Sta-Bars and rear lower control arms
  • Retuned struts and shocks
  • 19-inch Pirelli Summer tires
  • 3.73 axle ratio with carbon-fiber clutch plates
  • Recalibrated AdvanceTrac, traction control and anti-lock brakes

The Track pack also offered an improved powertrain featuring a 3.73 limited-slip axle with carbon-fiber clutch plates. Ford said the 3.73 axle allowed for a more-responsive Mustang, especially at mid-range speeds, while the carbon-fiber clutch plates allowed for hard driving on the track.

Of course, stopping power is important as well. That said, the Track Pack package featured Performance Friction branded brake pads. Ford said this offered improved fade resistance. Of note, both the anti-lock braking system (ABS) and AdvanceTrac were retuned to complement the advanced capabilities of the new tires and brakes.

Tom Barnes, Vehicle Engineering Manager, 2010 Mustang said,

“The Track Pack covers all the bases. The new tires give the Mustang more grip, we have a more-responsive acceleration, better brake linings that are more consistent over time and the car is tied down better because of the changes to the bars and the shock tuning."

The package sold for $1,495 and was only available as a factory installed option.

In all, the Track Pack Mustang was widely popular with consumers due to its low additional cost over the factory purchase price. The package was a continued offering through the 2014 model year.

When the 2015 Mustang debuted, completely redesigned from the ground up, the Track Pack was no longer an available offering, having been replaced by a new "Performance Package" ($2,495). The new Performance Package featured a strut-tower brace, larger radiator, unique chassis tuning, upsized rear sway bar, heavy-duty front springs, a K-brace, Brembo 6-piston Front Brake Calipers with larger rotors, and 19-inch x 9-inch (front) 19-inch x 9.5 inch (rear) gloss black aluminum wheels. Other features included a unique stability control system, EPAS & ABS tuning, 3.73 TORSEN rear axle and a gauge pack (oil pressure, vacuum).