Even though it has 310 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder in the Ford Mustang isn’t exactly thrilling. Compared to the booming Coyote V-8, with its instant throttle response, smooth power delivery, and glorious sound, the Ford’s turbocharged four-pot feels somewhat out of place in a sports car. Fortunately, the Blue Oval has a much more suitable turbo-four on the shelf. Yes, the 2.3-liter screamer from the defunct Focus RS hot hatch is Mustang-bound, part of a new High Performance Package for the 2020.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/04/15/2020-ford-mustang-high-performance-package