Ford had put the international trial run of the new Ford Mustang to south Germany, but this time was unfortunately not the weather on the test drivers’ side. Almost continuous rain for two days did naturally certain limitations in relation to driving. But little dry roads and stay it was too. New Mustang comes as both a convertible and called Fastback – ie coupe.
Mustang’s appearance in 2015 is unmistakably a Mustang in appearance and although now the car also comes with a more politically correct 4-cylinder 2.3-liter gasoline engine with 314 hp, liver GT version and kicking with a 5-liter V8 with 418 grumbling satisfied horsepower under the long hood.
Both versions offer super driving fun, but there is little doubt that GT’en is and will growl most. Unfortunately it comes with a slap “in the face” of the Norwegian tax system with a 7-digit price tag. More than 1.2 million must expect to have to fork out for the realization of GT-dream. In the United States considered the Mustang as a relatively inexpensive car, and 265,000 kroner cost the same car “over there”.
Therefore, it is undoubtedly 2.3-liter unit which is the main version of Ford – both in this country and in Europe.
It is important to emphasize that “little man” simply does not show any slow down. 314 hp, rear-wheel drive, nice balance in the car when 53 percent of the weight is in front. Ford engineers have done a good piece of work to give the arch American icon drive ability Europeans know to appreciate. It’s probably still a ways from the baddest Europeans, but the Mustang has nothing to be ashamed of. It’s a huge car we are talking about. It is 4.78 long and has a wheelbase 2.72 meters. It tackles winding roads in a very fine manner and must not run on an American interstate to thrive. Its torsional rigidity has been increased by 28 per cent from its predecessor – and it explains the reason a lot of handling.
0-100 sprint going away at a respectable 5.8 seconds and GT’n doing the same exercise away only a second later smaller. In return, offers powered V8 engine on a delightful growling. Here it is pure muscle, no breathing assistance in the form of a turbo. And the sound is not synthetic, so it’s 2.3-liter unit that will help grumbling ring into the interior by means of the speakers in the car. GT’n rumbles pleased at low speeds with barely 1,000 r / min and it is fascinating to experience how the car itself from low gear selection and ditto speeds and revolutions responds to the accelerator.
From bucket seats has a great workplace with clear instruments. Most striking in this respect is “retro buttons” at the bottom of the dashboard for selecting drive mode, ESP etc. Apropos driving mode – Mustang gives you the choice between Normal, Sport +, Track and Snow / rain. In Sport + will be the motor sound different and likewise the throttle and steering. Not all models come with the classic decals you’re used to seeing on an American muscle car, we recommend visiting a site like streetgrafx.com to add some finishing touches to your new favorite toy.
Our test drive of the car took place at the southern German roads with rain in the air, and especially GT’n confirmed its brutality with wheel spin in first, second and third gear if you were not careful. Tail action with the rear end also comes relatively quickly, but even in Sport + does not let the car you keep on without interference, but if you want you can babysitter get completely free …
In GT is also a cool “launch control” which ensures that the rear wheels unlock while the front wheels are locked for a few seconds before the car will stick and shoot off. To help the driver to get an optimal experience when driving on the track, also comes Ford Mustang with Track mode that can be controlled via the steering wheel and displayed in the instrument panel. It includes an accelerometer, acceleration timer and braking performance, which measures the slowing down time and distance from a selected speed.