7 things you need to know about Ford’s new Mustang
Ford has revealed its updated Mustang – hurray! Having been immensely popular, the two-door muscle car has been given a raft of new features to keep it competitive, so we’ve picked out seven that you need to know.
1. Power is up
The Mustang’s 5.0-litre V8 has been tweaked for more power, now pushing out 444bhp – 28bhp more than the unit it replaces. This can be sent to the rear wheels via an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission, although you can still get a six-speed manual.
2. Line lock is still standard
One of the Mustang’s party pieces is line lock – a feature that allows the rear wheels to lock. Think of it as a recipe for the perfect burnouts.
3. Your neighbours will be pleased
The new Mustang features a system called ‘Good Neighbour Mode’. This uses an active valve in the exhaust to quieten the system when needed – ideal for when leaving the house early in the morning or late at night.
4. It’s safer than the old ‘Stang
Ford has fitted the new Mustang with pre-collision assist and lane-keeping assist – with both helping the Mustang keep its occupants as safe as possible.
5. The dials can have their own disco
You can now programme the Mustang’s digital dials to change colour according to the selected driving mode – a little like a ’90s Casio watch.
6. It’ll ride like a (bright yellow) limo
The Mustang is now available with an optional MagneRide Damping System, which can make the car’s ride softer or harder when you need it.
7. The EcoBoost has been updated too
The smaller-capacity 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine has been given a transient overboost function – this provides an extra burst of turbocharged boost under heavy acceleration.
Nicely done, Ford! A most magnificent seven.
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