When Ford redesigned the Mustang for 2005, they unmistakably hit a homerun. From the retro '65 fastback look to the 300HP 3V modular V8 The S197 has taken the automotive world by storm. When it was announced that the 2010 would be massaged to include more power and features new to the Mustang we all waited impatiently to learn of the changes.
Now that we've read Editor Houlahan's review of the 2010 Mustang, lets find out more details of the latest pony.
Ford included some of the suspension and chassis upgrades for the 2009 Bullitt as standard on the 2010. The table below details those parts as well as improvements to the suspension.
|2009 Bullitt||2010 GT Coupe||2010 3.73 Axle Package||2010 Track Pack|
|Front Spring (N/mm)||23.9||23.9||23.9||23.9|
|Front Stablizer (mm)||34x5.1||34x5.1||34x5.1||34x5.8 Same as 2007-2009 Shelby Coupe|
|Rear Spring (N/mm)||24.9||29.2 +17% from 2009||29.2 +17% from 2009||29.2 +17% from 2009|
|Rear Stabilizer bar (mm)||20||20||20||24 Sames as 2007-2009 Shelby Coupe|
|Stuts/Dampers|| Unique from base S197 GT Coupe||New for 2010||Same as 2010 base GT||Unique for Track Pack 2 Tuned for the track, on the track|
|Low to Mid-speed Damping-Front Rebound||2009 Bullitt||-16% from 2009 Bullitt||-16% from 2009 Bullitt||+9% from 2009 Bullitt|
|Low to Mid-speed Damping-Front Compression||2009 Bullitt||+34% from 2009 Bullitt||+34% from 2009 Bullitt||+57% from 2009 Bullitt|
|Low to Mid-speed Damping-Rear Rebound||2009 Bullitt||+21% from 2009 Bullitt||+21% from 2009 Bullitt||+29% from 2009 Bullitt|
|Low to Mid-speed Damping-Rear Compression||2009 Bullitt||+45% from 2009 Bullitt||+45% from 2009 Bullitt||+62% from 2009 Bullitt|
|Brake pads||Unique front pad (PFC)||Base Mustang Pads||Unique front pad (PFC) Same as 2009 Bullitt||Bullitt front pad (PFC) Same as 2009 Bullitt New rear pad (PFC)|
|Upper strut mount||Standard Coupe Rate||Standard Coupe Rate||Standard Coupe Rate||66% Stiffer|
|Rear lower control arm||Standard Coupe||Standard Coupe||Standard Coupe||Shelby rear lower control arm|
|Axle||3.73 Limited Slip||3.31 Limitesd Slip Opt 3.55 Limited Slip||3.73 Limited Slip||3.73 Limited Slip Carbon fiber plates|
|Strut tower brace||Ford Racig part||Comes with 19" tires||Comes with 19" tires||Standard|
|Wheels||18x8.5, Bullitt style||18x8 or 19x8.5||18x8 or 19x8.5||19x8.5 Bullitt style only|
|Tires||BFG KDWS All Season 235/50ZR18||Pirelli Pzero Nero All Season 235/50ZR18 or 245/45ZR19||Pirelli Pzero Nero All Season 235/50ZR18 or 245/45ZR19||Pirelli Pzero 255/40ZR19 Summer tire|
|Advance Trac||N/A||Standard On/Off/Sport mode||Standard On/Off/Sport mode Unique tuning||Standard On/Off/Sport mode Unique tuning|
|Spare tire||Tire Inflator Kit||Standard minispare||Standard minispare||Tire Inflator Kit|