Ford Skips F-150 Performance Pack, Turns out Only for Mustang

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Most of us aren’t hard-at-work trying to build the latest and craziest racing truck out there, nor are we buying less Mustangs because the F-150 is so darn powerful. So why won’t Ford create a performance pack for truck owners?

Ford’s in-house tuning arm – Ford Performance, just unveiled their latest series of performance packs for the Mustang’s turbocharged EcoBoost, as well as the naturally-aspirated V8 engines. Both performance calibrations offer a bump in torque and horsepower output, as well as a slightly higher redline, and even no-lift-shift capabilities.

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I don’t know about you, but all of those things sound pretty darn awesome, and while the Mustang’s 2.3 liter EcoBoost differs wildly from the F-150’s 2.7 and 3.5 liter versions, you’d think Ford Performance would show a little love to V8 and Ecoboost truck owners too. With today’s software-centric performance add-ons, it’s not as time and labor intensive to develop various calibrations for various models.

After all, it’s truck sales that pay the bills at Ford Motor Company, no?

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That being said, if you’re a Mustang owner, the new 335 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque figures for the 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine will make you a happy man or woman. Even happier you will be if you opt for the performance pack in the Mustang GT, since the 5.0 liter V8 will crank out 472 horsepower, and shift higher and faster.

By no means are we salty about our Mustang-owning friends getting more toys to play with, but we just hoped Ford would also pay a little attention to us loyal truck owners, who also happen to love a little performance in our trucks.

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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