We check out Ford's updates to its iconic pony car. In 2015, Ford gave the Mustang a much-needed, globally oriented overhaul that finally brought it into the 21st century of performance car design, prepping it for launch in markets where V8-powered pony cars were previously coveted for their accessibility and unabashedly American charisma. But as good as the 2015 Mustang was, it suffered from a nagging and inevitable reality of the American car market: Chevrolet loves to leapfrog. With the debut of the 2016 Camaro, Chevy not only took the pony car crown right back from the Blue Oval, but it proved that a simple American sports coupe can be every bit the world-class sports car people once came to expect from foreign manufacturers. Ford returned fire with the GT350. Quicker though it may be, it's also more expensive. The 5.2L flat-plane V8 and MagneRide adaptive suspension are both sublime, but the former is more of a gimmick than a necessity and the latter is available on the … [Read more...] about Road test: 2018 Ford Mustang GT [Review]
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It’s only a couple of years since Ford finally brought its Mustang muscle car to the UK but, thanks to the vagaries of global car production, it’s already time for an upgrade. With more than 33,000 cars sold in Europe since its launch the Mustang has clearly found a strong following so the changes, while significant in some areas, haven’t done anything to dilute the Mustang’s iconic status. At the heart of the Mustang experience lies the engine and for 2018 the line-up remains the same although both units have been revised. The 2.3-litre Ecoboost has actually dropped a few horses due to the addition of a particulate filter which affects exhaust flow but it still puts out a respectable 286bhp. The iconic 5.0-litre V8, however, has been reworked to offer 444bhp and 390lb/ft. Anyone with their sensible head on will look at the still-impressive performance figures of the EcoBoost and decide that’s the one to go for. It still hits 62mph in 5.8 seconds but … [Read more...] about Ford Mustang GT review: refreshed icon flexes its muscles
I'm sitting at a traffic light on a nine-lane road bisecting a blight of car dealers, warehouse eateries and chain stores. My opponent is driving a white Elantra with almost enough body mods to disguise its humble origins, but not quite. I can hear the Hyundai's hamster wheel whining over the top of the Mustang's bellowing V8. Clearly, the Korean whip has about as much chance of outrunning the GT as an octogenarian jogger. And yet Elantra Boy is determined to get it on.Just in case I needed more proof that EB's tanked-up on stupid pills, he assumes that a changing traffic light means it's his turn– and nearly T-bones an F150. The dope backs up, readying himself for another try. Of course, letting EB go first would be the sensible thing to do. But there's no traffic ahead, and, well, if the Mustang GT wasn't built for an illegal drag race in consumer wasteland, what WAS the point?The light turns yellow for the lane crossers. EB nails it. I wait for green and follow suit. … [Read more...] about Ford Mustang GT Review
Last month, the internet exploded over the leakage of the 2015 Ford Mustang coupe pricing and order guide. Now, official MSRPs are live on Ford’s online configurator for the ‘Stang, and the coupe pricing figures were spot on. Ford has also released convertible pricing, which is the first time we’ve seen numbers attached to the droptop.We also previously reported on the options available for the 2015 Mustang, but now you can build the example of your dreams in the configurator. As the Mustang’s leaked order guide already showed us, the base V-6 model will come one way, whereas the Fastback EcoBoost and GT models are available in base and Premium spec. The convertible EcoBoost and GT come only in Premium guise. Here’s a brief model-by-model pricing overview:Mustang Fastback V-6: $24,425 + $1195 for automaticMustang Fastback EcoBoost: $25,995 + $1195 for automaticMustang Fastback EcoBoost Premium: $29,995 + $1195 for automaticMustang Fastback GT: … [Read more...] about Build the 2015 Ford Mustang of Your Dreams: Configurator Live, Official Pricing for Coupe/Convertible Confirmed!
Back in January, Ford unveiled a mid-cycle refresh for the Mustang. The most significant update—besides the controversial new looks—was the availability of MagneRide magnetorheological adaptive dampers, which were previously available only on the Shelby GT350. Now, it seems the 2018 Mustang GT is getting a higher redline as well.A post on the Mustang6g forum sprang up earlier this month, full of pictures from a photo shoot of the newly refreshed Mustang. While most of the shots show the outside of the cars, one interior picture of a yellow GT seems to reveal a 7500-rpm redline.2018 Ford Mustang Drops V-6, Gains New Tech2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Legend Reborn AgainFord Mustang: Tests, Reviews, Specs, Pricing, and MoreIf that picture is accurate, it means a 500-rpm jump from the 2015–2017 Mustang GT models, but still shy of the 8250-rpm redline from the GT350 with its flat-plane crank. It should also be noted that on Ford’s 2018 Mustang website, … [Read more...] about Looks Like the 2018 Ford Mustang GT Will Redline at 7500 RPM
Ford has thrown another blow at Chevy in the never-ending Mustang versus Camaro war. The Blue Oval has finally shared engine specs on the refreshed 2018 Mustang lineup, and we’d say it’s definitely not a coincidence that the Stang’s updated 5.0-liter V-8’s new output of 460 horsepower (25 more than before) beats the Chevrolet Camaro SS’s 6.2-liter V-8 by 5 horsepower. The EcoBoost Mustang—now the only other engine choice with the base V-6 gone to pasture—also gets an update, resulting in an additional 30 lb-ft of torque, although horsepower remains unchanged at 310.The 2018 Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 gets its extra power and an additional 20 lb-ft of torque (for a total of 420 lb-ft, 35 less than the Camaro SS) from myriad updates including a fuel-delivery system that employs both direct and port injection, a higher redline, and a new variable exhaust. A six-speed manual is still available, but the big … [Read more...] about Power Play: 2018 Ford Mustang GT Gets 25-HP Bump, EcoBoost Has More Torque
The pricing for the options on the 2015 Ford Mustang has gone live on the ordering screens of Ford dealers across the nation, and the internet is all abuzz with juicy morsels of product information. From what we’ve seen so far, it appears that there will be five different basic models: a 3.7-liter V-6 (P8A), a 2.3-liter four-cylinder with EcoBoost (P8T), a 5.0-liter V-8 GT (P8C), a special 50th Anniversary GT (P8R), and an SVT (P8J) which is rumored to be the next Shelby. All that is missing, sadly, is the base pricing…There will be a 50 Years appearance package—which isn’t the same as the loaded, GT-based 50th Anniversary Edition which debuted at the New York auto show—for $1595. Whereas Ford will build just 1964 copies of the Anniversary car, which will be offered in either Wimbledon White or Kona Blue and will come with special interior accents, it appears the appearance package won’t be as exclusive.There are lots of other packages as well. … [Read more...] about Leaked! Option Prices for the 2015 Ford Mustang Hit the Web
2015 Ford Mustang pricing information. Today, the company dangled a single number: The one attached to the base, 3.7-liter V-6–powered Mustang. What the convertible versions, turbo four-cylinder EcoBoost, V-8 GT, 50th Anniversary Edition coupe, or the SVT Mustang will cost is still a mystery.But all is not hazy—we now know that the starter car will run $24,425 when it arrives later this year, and that order books are open as of today. Standard equipment on the V-6 model includes a backup camera, HID headlights, a tilting-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, proximity entry and push-button start, and Ford’s SYNC infotainment system with a 4.2-inch display and two USB ports. We previously learned what a few of the Mustang’s key options will be, as well as how much some of them will cost. Oh, and that the every GT will include a standard line lock for sweet-ass burnouts.Ford Mustang Research: Reviews, Info, Specs, and More!First Ride! We Take Shotgun in … [Read more...] about 2015 Ford Mustang Base Price Revealed! It Will Start At . . .
West Hollywood, CALIFORNIA – It’s been a hot day, yet the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost is looking pretty cool poised against the canopy over the entrance to the Sunset Marquis, one of those quietly trendy, oh so snappy hotels in Hollywood. We started out this morning with the Mustang at Mel’s Drive-In, a very 1960s place with Googie-style architecture that is probably not more than a couple hundred yards from here on Sunset Boulevard. And all it took the Mustang to get from there to here has been about five hours and 50 years. That’s because the Mustang is driving away from that place where it was just a ride to the malt shop, and now it is moving toward a place where it has the looks, technology and personality to been seen at a fine hotel. In fact, the 2015 Ford Mustang is the kind of car that you can drive to Mel’s Drive-In and the Sunset Marquis in the same day and feel pretty hot and pretty cool at both places. Technology and the four-cylinder engine … [Read more...] about 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Review
Ford’s Mustang is as American as the hot dog and KFC Double Down, but for 2015 it received an internationally-focused makeover. Since 1964, the Mustang has been the place to find a large V8, a manual transmission and a solid rear axle. That solid axle has been a point of contention for foreign auto journalists who frequently compared the Ford’s handling to a pickup truck, and decried the GT as a one-trick pony: the car that was excellent in a straight line at a drag strip — and that was about it. That’s a problem when Ford’s new mission is greater harmony in their lineup worldwide.While 2015 retains the large V8 engine, manual transmission and rear wheel drive we’ve all come to know and love, it brings the first completely independent suspension to every Mustang in over 50 years. Also big news for 2015 is the resurrection of a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine, something we haven’t seen since the Fox body Mustang of … [Read more...] about 2015 Ford Mustang GT Review – No Longer A One-Trick Pony (With Video)