- I drove the new Ford 2018 Mustang GT last year.
- Recently, I had the chance to try an upgraded version of the Mustang GT of the iconic car on a race track. The version I drove costs about $53,000.
- It was well worth the $6,500 extra cost associated with the Ford performance goodies.
I was already a big fan of the 2018 Ford Mustang GT after taking it for a multi-day spin in Southern California last year.
So when Ford offered to let me sample an upgraded version of the car — Performance Pack Level 2 — at the Monticello Motor Club’s track in New York’s Catskills, I jumped at the chance.
Interestingly, the last time I tracked a vehicle it was also a Mustang: the GT350, which I piloted around a circuit in Utah last year. I’ve driven Monticello many times, but my skills have degraded after almost 12 months without practice.
Would I be able to match up to the Mustang, optimized for speed? Let’s find out.
My first look at the all-new 2018 Mustang happened last year in Los Angeles.
Ford kindly loaned me a Ford Mustang Convertible with an EcoBoost four-cylinder turbocharged engine for the roughly one-and-half-hour drive to Monticello from my home in New Jersey.
Look for a review of the Mustang turbo four in the near future.
The Monticello Motor Club is a private facility located in New York’s Catskills. It consists of two courses that can be combined into one; or diced and sliced to provide various driving experiences.