As far as I can tell, everyone loves a Mustang. The reason for this is plainly simple – just look at that picture you see before you and you will soon begin to understand why. It is a work of art.
Ok, I know what some of you are thinking – ‘it’s a big fat muscle car that is draining the earth of all its fossil fuels is about as useful as a watch with no hands’.
But you would be wrong – because what the Mustang does do is excite every strand of your body’s nervous system and then swing into full attack mode on your internal organs and present you with one of the most thrilling drives you might ever undertake.
Power and efficiency:
It is powered by a 5.0-litre V8 quad cam 32 valve engine with an induction sound tube. Max power comes in at 421PS with the addition of 530Nm of torque. Max speed is around 155mph with a 0-62 time of around four seconds.
I have to say that the sound from that V8 is intoxicating and it never gets boring. I am sure you all want to know what the MPG is. So all you eco warriors, please turn away now. You can, if you try really hard, return a combined 23.5mpg. Not bad then when you consider the size of that engine.
On the road:
The Mustang is a joy to drive no matter where you are going or what road surface you are driving on.
As the Mustang is rear wheel drive you do need to remember that its very easy to spin up those rear wheels due to the massive amount of torque coming from that V8 engine.
Into the corners it felt planted and not heavy or cumbersome at all. If you feed in the power at the right time into the right corner then you will be rewarded with a massive amount of traction and speed in and out of corners.
Design and technology.
The look says it all really. Owning a Mustang for me is about as exciting as it gets because it’s all about presence on the road, and that is something you just can’t ignore.
Inside you will find an 8” touchscreen with a 9-speaker DAB radio, auto headlamps, and rain sensing wipers. Along with Dual Zone Electronic Temperature Control, 6-way power front seats, ESP, Brembo 6-piston front callipers and selectable driving modes such as; snow/wet, normal, sport and track.
To sum up: The Mustang is an epic car and I am now a lost soul who is in need of some additional therapy, so I will be saving every penny I can because I want to continue to be that person that makes everybody who comes into contact with the Mustang – turn and give me a great big smile.
Price: (from) £35,995 (standard vehicle) – not including fitted options.