The new Ford Mustang at a glance
- Seventh generation of the American sports car
- Available as a coupe or convertible
- 5.0 liter V8 with 446 or 453 hp
- Manual transmission or ten-speed automatic
- For sports drivers there is the Dark Horse
- Basic price from 59,900 euros
The new seventh-generation Ford Mustang has been on sale in the USA for a few months now, and now it’s the turn of the old continent. Compared to its predecessor, 4,500 euros more expensive, the American sports car will compete against numerous powerful models from BMW, Mercedes and Porsche from the middle of the year. Prices start at 59,900 euros for the Ford Mustang GT with 5.0-liter V8 (combined fuel consumption: 12.4-12.0 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 282-273 g/km)². This delivers 446 hp and 544 Nm of torque exclusively to the rear wheels; the power is sent as standard via a six-speed manual transmission from Tremec or alternatively via a ten-speed automatic. The previous entry-level variant with a four-cylinder EcoBoost engine is no longer available.
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Mustang comes with good standard equipment
In addition to the coupe, a convertible version is also available for at least 65,000 euros, which delivers the sound of the five-liter engine to the passengers in an even more unfiltered manner. In addition to the usual assistance systems, the pony car’s standard equipment includes a keyless go system, Ford’s Sync4 navigation system, 12 speakers, dual-zone automatic climate control, digital instruments, LED headlights, sports seats, a limited-slip differential and a flap exhaust system. The options list is meanwhile kept short and sweet: various paint finishes, Recaro seats, magnetic chassis, red brake calipers, other 19-inch wheels. Complete.
The sportiest Mustang is called the Dark Horse
The Ford Mustang Dark Horse should offer more individual sportiness. The circuit-optimized performance version of the Mustang produces 453 hp thanks, among other things, to a modified camshaft and has an additional oil cooler for the engine and transmission. The water cooler has been weight-optimized, offers better heat dissipation and has been supplemented with a more powerful fan. The Torsen limited-slip differential on the rear axle was also examined again and received additional cooling.
The standard equipment, which costs at least 72,500 euros, includes, among other things, a specifically tuned MagnaRide chassis, a six-piston brake system with 390 Brembo discs at the front and suspension strut supports on the front axle. A K-brace in the rear area stiffens the independent wheel suspension. To ensure that the power is always delivered to the road, the darkest horse in the racing team has Pirelli Zero PZ4 mixed tires in 19-inch format with a width of nine inches at the front and 9.5 inches at the rear. Another treat is an electronic drift brake, which is designed to exploit the car’s full drifting potential with the look and functionality of a classic mechanical handbrake. Of course only in closed areas. (Text: tv | Images: manufacturer)