You’re in the market for something that has speed. You want a vehicle that will leave everyone else in the dust. You want a muscle car. What better muscle car to drive than the original? The Ford Mustang’s legacy as the original muscle car leaves all its imitators in its wake. Want to know why? Today we’re going to take a look at what makes this classic a vehicle that truly stands the test of time and continues to impress all of these decades later.
Built for Speed from the Ground Up
This vehicle can’t even be brought up in conversation without mentioning how well it performs. Every option of the Ford Mustang has an amazing engine, and those engines become even more impressive as you make your way up the lineup. These engines include the 2.3L EcoBoost, the 5.0L Ti-VCT V8, and the 5.2L Supercharged Cross-Plane Crank V8. Each of these offers an impressive amount of horsepower and torque to live up to its legacy, especially the 5.2L Supercharged Cross-Plane Crank V8 with its 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque. A 10-speed transmission is combined with wheel-mounted shifting to provide you with the ability to shift speeds with the same ease as a professional racer. Standard in the Shelby GT500, the TREMEC seven-speed dual-clutch transmission lets you change gears in the blink of an eye while the integrated launch control helps you move fast right out of the gate.
Tech that Keeps You Connected No Matter Where You’re Headed
This vehicle features tech that not only gives you what you need to stay connected and entertained, but it also includes tech that helps you in more ways than one. The voice-activated touchscreen with SYNC 3, navigation system, and SiriusXM Traffic and Traffic Link let you connect your smartphone and use apps without ever even touching your phone. Having voice activation means that if you need to do something while you drive, you don’t have to take your hands off the steering wheel. This lets you enjoy music, listen to navigation, or connect with somebody while still keeping your eyes on the road. The tech isn’t just for convenience, either. There’s plenty of safety tech built into this vehicle to help you stay protected while you’re on the road. Some of these safety features from Ford Co-Pilot 360 include:
- Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
- Rear View Camera
- Lane-Keeping System
- Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert
- Adaptive Cruise Control
A Classic Design… Modernized
While this vehicle might not look exactly the way it did all those years ago, it maintains a classic muscle car look with a modern sensibility. A new front fascia and grille have been streamlined to improve cooling and aerodynamics. Combined with aluminum wheels, these make for a sleek and sporty design that is sure to turn heads and stand out from the rest of the crowd.
Handling with Precision
As we’ve mentioned before, this vehicle was built from the ground up for speed. That’s more than just what is under the hood. An independent suspension and selectable power-assisted steering make this vehicle easy to handle. The base suspension on the Mustang is designed with responsive handling in mind, with independent components that help you maintain control and keep your ride nice and steady. The available MagneRide Damping System responds 1,000 times per second to each damper. This provides a balanced and smooth ride that gives you the confidence to perform at your limit. With selectable drive modes, the dynamics of your vehicle can change based on what you need the most. Modes include Normal, Slippery, Sport, Track, or Drag Strip, giving you a plethora of options when driving. Independent rear suspension helps prevent body roll from happening. It can also isolate imperfections in the road to provide for a more responsive ride with precision handling.
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