Ford Mustang - All you need to know

Ford Mustang - All you need to know

Sports Cars are reminiscent of speed, thrill and adventure. And the first name that springs up in one’s mind is the Ford Mustang. The Mustang is one of the most popular and sought-after sports cars in the US. The Ford Mustang was first unveiled in the early 1960s and has been successfully running for five Generations. The new Ford Mustang offers a brilliant throwback to the past over some of its models, without compromising with modern technology. 

Ford Mustang front

The  Ford Mustang offers an extremely powerful engine, sharp and user-friendly technology, and a handsome interior. Adorned with the world’s most power-dense supercharged V8 engine, the 2020 Ford Mustang comes with a Performance Heavy DNA that is fast, energetic and thrilling.

Ford Mustang variants and price

The Ford Mustang is currently available in ten variants in the United States namely:  Ecoboost Fastback, Ecoboost Premium Fastback, Shelby GT 350R, Shelby GT 350, Bullitt, Ecoboost Convertible, GT Fastback, GT Premium Convertible, Ecoboost Premium Convertible, and GT Premium Fastback. Also scheduled for release in 2020 is the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

Over the 10 different grand variants, the Ford Mustang price varies from $26,395 to $67,135.

Variant

Price

Ford Mustang Ecoboost Fastback

$26,670

Ford Mustang Ecoboost Premium Fastback

$31,685

Ford Mustang Ecoboost Convertible

$32,170

Ford Mustang GT Fastback

$35,630

Ford Mustang Ecoboost Premium Convertible

$37,185

Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback

$39,630

Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible

$45,130

Ford Mustang BULLITT

$47,705

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

$60,644

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R

$73,435

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

$72,490

Ford Mustang side

Ford Mustang engine specs

At the heart of every all-new Ford Mustang are high-powered engines that are destined to perform at its peak. The Mustang offers five engine variants starting from the Ecoboost and reaching a pinnacle of brilliance in the Shelby GT500 variant.

  Ecoboost  GT BULLITT  SHELBY GT350 SHELBY GT500
Engine type  2.3-liter High Performance 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8  5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 5.2-liter NA Ti-VCT V8 with Flat Plane Crankshaft 5.2-liter supercharged cross-plane Crank V8
 Max Power  310 hp 460 hp 480 hp  526 hp 700 hp
 Max Torque 350 lb-ft  420 lb-ft 420 lb-ft  429 lb-ft  625 lb-ft
 Transmission 10-speed Automatic  TREMEC 6-speed transmission TREMEC 6-speed transmission TREMEC 6-speed transmission  TREMEC 7-speed transmission 

The Shelby GT500 engine is the most powerful production Mustang engine to date. It chalks up to 60 mph in the mid 3 seconds. The Shelby GT350 is extremely track-ready and provides high-performance output.

The Ford Mustang also sports a brand new Class-Exclusive active valve performance exhaust that allows the user to control the volume. Depending on whether you are going out in the early morning or in the buzzing office hours, One can set it for Quiet Start or the Sport Setting. Also available is the Normal and Track modes.

The 10-speed Ford-Patented Technology used in the Architecture ensures Optimum Ratio Progression and Performance. This results in rapid and accurate upshift and downshifts capabilities.

Ford Mustang exterior

The Ford Mustang comes with modern and trendy design along with high-quality equipment The cars ride on 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, with an alluring silver finish that is strong and provides perfect matchup with the powerful engines. The front of the car is all about LED headlights along with DRLs. Also present are the front park turn lamps with state of the art LED technology.

Ten vibrant colors have also made their way into the models such as Ingot Silver, Magnetic, Oxford White, Race Red, Shadow Black, Kona Blue, Need for Green, Orange Fury, Ruby Red, and Velocity Blue.

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang interior

The interiors of the Ford Mustang are lavish and luscious. The cockpit provides a First-Person Thriller. The Track Apps feature standard on BULLITT and GT500 and optional on Ecoboost premium and GT premium allow you to utilize performance metrics straight from the Instrument Panel. 

The Ford Mustang specs sheet also includes in-house smart technologies such as the Ford Connect,  the exclusive SYNC 3 that is a highly responsive voice-activated technology with an 8.0-inch screen, 6 speaker sound system.  Also included is the Waze which is an adaptive navigation technology. There is also the Sirius XM app that has the radio, Traffic channels, and app links.

Ford Mustang Cabin

Ford Mustang safety

The Ford Mustang has stressed further upon the safety-related features in all its variants. It provides various safety features such as:

  • Airbags
  • Brake-Assist
  • Parking Sensors
  • Crash Sensor
  • Engine Check Warning
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Knee Airbags

Exclusive to the Ford Mustang 2019, is the new Ford Safe and Smart Package that offers a host of driver-assist technologies that includes Pre-Collision Assist having Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane-Keeping Alert, Auto High Beam headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Lane-Keeping System- The lane-keeping alert helps the car to stay in the lane, even amidst distraction. This smart feature alerts the user to stay alert and stay inside the lane, in case you start to edge out of the lane.

Adaptive Cruise Control- The ACC helps keep proper pace on the journey and slows down the vehicle courtesy of the traffic speed ahead.

Pre-Collision Assist with Emergency Braking-  This feature helps scan the road ahead and alerts the driver from potential collisions with vehicles and pedestrians detected in the path. In the face of distraction, The brakes activate and apply automatically.

Ford Mustang interior

Ford Mustang competitors

In the United States, the Ford Mustang faces stiff competition from other grand coupes such as the Cadillac ATS-V Coupe, Chevvy Camaro, and the Chevy Corvette.

Ford Mustang vs Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

The Cadillac ATS-V Coupe is a high-performance sports car featuring a brilliant turbocharged DOHC V-6 engine. It also has a sport-tuned suspension. The Cadillac ATS-V Coupe is priced within the range of $36,900 to $47,480.

 The Cadillac ATS-V Coupe is powered by a twin-turbo, 3.6-litre V6 engine. The transmission is provided in two different options- the six-speed manual or the eight-speed automatic. This recipe provides a high-performance coupe that charts numbers that exceed its equally brilliant counterparts. 

The two cars provide a neck to neck comparison. But the Ford Mustang slightly edges out the competition because of its all-round features.

Summing up

Gone are the days of the coupes dominating the streets, owing to the new dawn of SUVs and sedans. However, the Ford Mustang has maintained its legacy as that rare combination of fast and lavish cars that would still be the crown jewel in your garage. In the United States, it has managed to fight the race against its competitors and has remained one of the most sought after four-wheelers in the states.

Also read: Shelby sells more F-150s than Mustangs, unable to keep up with the demand

Purva Jain

Purva Jain

Purva is a crazy admirer of cars and she has got a lot of expertise in their detailing. Though, she has mastered in Economics but cars have always been her field of interest. She is an introvert in talking but when it comes to cars and the latest news regarding them she talks like hell. Exploring new cars as well as the vintage machines is listed in her hobbies while getting to know about the history behind the same are the things which she enjoys the most. She may seem silent from the outside but inside her is a volcano erupting to engulf the mean machines.

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