- Drivetrain Layout:
- Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive
- 5.0 liter V-8
- 435 bhp at 6500 rpm
- 400 lb.-ft at 4250 rpm
- 3729 pounds
- Base: $32795
The Ford Mustang GT returns, propelled by the legendary 5.0-liter V8. Really, would you want anything else in your Mustang GT? While the newest generation of mustang seemed to be a pretty big step forward in sophistication, it still is an all-american muscle car at heart.
This is the first opportunity I have had to drive the new 2015 Ford Mustang GT and after spending a few days with it, I was very impressed.
First, not all folks I have spoken with are fans of the new body style, but I am one of those in the "love it" category. The lines really are a typical new Ford design, which I have become a fan of. It looks more aggressive from both the front and rear, aided by the wider stance.
The interior seemed to be very good quality and the dashboard layout was very well thought out. Seats were comfortable and adjustable for a performance car. The air-conditioned seats were a plus in the Florida humidity. Being that this is the Mustang GT convertible model, I could not resist putting the top down and going for a drive along the coast. Thank you Ford for making a convertible top that is extremely easy to put down or back up.
Driving this car was another experience all together. The 5.0-liter hand plenty of horsepower, and also returned reasonable fuel mileage. One of the great things about this Mustang is the four different driving modes at your fingertips. There is of course the "normal" mode that gives the car a more comfortable suspension setting and better fuel mileage. Then there's "sport plus." Hit it and you can feel the car tighten up in the suspension and steering department and add a bit more exhaust note. There is also the "snow/rain" mode, but the best of all is the "track mode." Select that and you get an even tighter suspension, even more exhaust tone and auto-blip shifting when going down through the gears when the gear selector is in fully automatic. Of course, if you like to pretend shift, select sport and you can have fun with the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
All in all I really enjoyed my time with the new Ford Mustang GT convertible and would recommend one if you are looking for a modern day sports muscle car that can convert from a pony car to a raging stallion with the flip of a switch.Tom Suddard
Buy the V8. Buy the V8. Buy the V8. Buy the V8. Buy the V8. Stop looking at the turbo or listening to your wallet's cries for the V6. Buy the V8.
I drove just about the same car with the turbocharged four-banger a few weeks ago, and really didn't care for it. This thing though–it's awesome!
Is it still too big? Yep. Is the belt-line still too high? Naturally. Does it still seem to be built by disgruntled good ol' boys from somewhere panel gaps don't matter? Sure thing. This, though, is a Mustang. It's loud. It's fast. It shakes at idle because reasons. This is what a Mustang should be, and I loved every minute of it.
And, like every other review of the new Mustang you've ever read, I'm now going to talk about how refined it is. It's no M235i, but Ford is finally at least on par with the rest of the 21st century. Of course, treating it like a typical Mustang driver still ends in wheelspin and sideways action. This time, though, you can feel the fancy rear suspension at least trying to right all of your wrongs. This Mustang feels like a 370Z–you know, a Japanese Camaro.
I still wouldn't order a fabric roof or an automatic, but at least the V8 makes the new Mustang awesome again.
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