The Ford Mustang



    
 
The Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang is a superb example of the genre. The Ford Mustang GT comes with a 300-hp V8 and is an absolute hoot to drive, making all the right sounds, hanging onto corners tenaciously, and delivering thrilling acceleration performance. The American pony car has never been better than the current Ford Mustang GT.

History of the 'Stang'

There have been many great Ford Mustangs over the decades: Most revered as collector cars are the 1965-'70 Ford Shelby Mustangs, the '69 and '70 Ford Mustang Boss 302 and 429 and the '69 and '70 Ford Mustang Mach 1. Most Ford Mustangs have had far more pedestrian credentials, of course, but the Ford Mustang has long been the choice of consumers seeking power and style in a rear-wheel-drive coupe, fastback or convertible

Available Trim Packages

The Ford Mustang is offered in coupe and convertible body styles. The Ford Mustang V6 model comes standard with a new 3.7-liter V6 that produces 305 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The Ford Mustang GT trim level comes with a new 5.0-liter V8 that makes a substantial 412 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. Both are coupled to a standard six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic transmission.




Interior Features

The Ford Mustangs interior is fairly refined, with a soft-touch dash, attractive metallic trim and optional features like the glass roof and Sync system. It is true that muscle car competitors from Chevy and Dodge mean that the Mustang isn't the only pony in town. If history proves anything, though, no competition will be able to defeat the original muscle car in the hearts and minds of the American car buyer.

Driving Impression

Regardless of which Ford Mustang you choose, you're in for a wild ride. The base V6 makes more than enough power for the average driver and plenty of oomph to satisfy a majority of driving enthusiasts as well. The V8 engines take performance up a few notches with gobs of torque and a glorious exhaust note.