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New Ford Mustang 2.3L High Performance 2020 pricing and specs detailed: More powerful four-cylinder Pony car arrives

The 2.3L High Performance is the most powerful four-cylinder Mustang on sale today.

Ford Australia has confirmed pricing for its latest Mustang grade, the 2.3L High Performance, which comes armed with a more powerful four-cylinder engine.

While the 2.3L High Performance increases outputs by 12kW/7Nm over the EcoBoost variants it replaces, among other upgrades, it doesn’t cost more to buy.

Specifically, the Fastback coupe body style is available with a six-speed manual or a 10-speed torque-converter automatic, priced from $50,990 and $53,990 plus on-road costs, while the automatic-only convertible checks in at $60,490.

Thanks to the 2.3L High Performance’s Focus RS-sourced 63mm twin-scroll turbocharger and ECU retune, its 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol unit now produces 236kW of power at 6200rpm and 448Nm of torque at 3800rpm.

That said, drive is still exclusively sent to the rear wheels, although the gear ratios for both transmissions have been shortened.

Performance claims for the 2.3L High Performance are yet to be confirmed, but Ford has previously promised a 0-100km/h sprint time in the “mid-four-second range”. Top speed is 250km/h.

Thicker stabiliser bars, machine-finished 19-inch alloy wheels, Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres and Brembo brakes with red front callipers distinguish the 2.3L High Performance.

The new Mustang grade has other unique touches, including its grille insert, offset Pony badge and Magnetic bonnet stripes, side-mirror caps and rear lip spoiler (Fastback only).

Just like the V8-powered GT grade, MagneRide magnetic dampers are available as a cost option for the 2.3L High Performance.

2020 Ford Mustang 2.3L High Performance pricing before on-road costs

VariantTransmissionCost
Fastbackmanual$50,990
Fastbackautomatic$53,990
Convertibleautomatic$60,490