Performance Package

A performance package is a set of functional enhancements to the driveline of a vehicle, sold and priced as a unit.

This package may contain one or more of the following enhancements

  • Greater engine torque
  • Greater engine power
  • Lower ratio gears to enhance low end performance, now rare due to requirements for model specific emissions (smog control) and mileage (CAFE) certification
  • A greater number of speeds in the gearbox, manual or automatic
  • Clutchless manual transmission, usually including steering wheel paddle shifter controls
  • Turbocharger or supercharger, perhaps with intercooling
  • Cold air induction
  • Dual exhaust system
  • Special low back pressure mufflers, often with a distinctive (and sometimes quite loud) sound
  • Special cosmetic badging, hood scoop, or grille color, not usually related to performance but making the presence of the package obvious

Other articles related to "performance package, performance, package":

Mercedes-AMG - Current AMG Models - "63" M157 5.5L V8 BiTurbo
... An even more powerful version with the AMG Performance Package will produce 420 kW (571 PS / 563 bhp) and 900Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque ... limited), while cars with the AMG Performance package can make the 100 km/h (62 mph) mark in 4.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph) (also ... torque from both the regular version and performance package means the engine can be shifted into a taller gear sooner, keeping engine revs and fuel ...
Dodge D Series - Custom Sports Special and High Performance Package
... The optional High Performance Package could be ordered with a CSS truck or by itself on a base model truck complete with Chrysler's big 426 cu in wedge-head V8 ... The High Performance Package also included the LoadFlite automatic transmission, a 6000 rpm-rated Sun tachometer with heavy-duty gauges, power steering, dual exhaust and ... The High Performance Package was only offered from 1964-early 1966 ...
Mercury Cougar - First Generation (1967–1970)
... the Ford Mustang and the Ford Thunderbird, the Cougar would be the performance icon and eventually the icon for the Mercury name for several decades ... A notable performance package called the GT was available on both the base and XR-7 Cougars ... This included the 390 in3 V8, as well as a performance handling package and other performance enhancements ...

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