The Ford Mustang may be leading the overall sales race, but it’s easy to argue the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro outperforms the Mustang in many ways. And it outperforms the Mustang in one key area: the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE.
Currently, Ford has nothing to match the Camaro 1LE directly, which is already approaching GT350 levels of performance for less money. That is going to change, according to Ford Authority. The latest report states Ford is readying a “Performance Pack 2” for the 2018 model year, which will be optional for the V8-powered pony.
This package is widely believed to be in response to the Camaro 1LE and could feature similar track-day appointments, such as stickier tires, revamped suspension and more. The current performance package offered for the Mustang features a Torsen differential with a 3.73:1 final drive ratio, 19-inch wheels with staggered Pirelli summer tires, a strut bar, front splitter and marginal brake upgrades. Still, it can’t catch the Camaro 1LE.
Specifics on this performance pack are unknown, but we do know the 2018 Ford Mustang will arrive with a freshened look, 10-speed automatic gearbox and MagneRide dampers. Do we foresee a rematch forthcoming? Yes, yes we do.