Tuesday, May 30

Ford Mustang V8 Fastback review. A car to impress anyone

The sixth generation Ford Mustang GT was unveiled in India at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo early this month. The US car major will be launching the Mustang in India in the second quarter of this year. TECH’NWHEELZ follower Prathamesh Kadam, from the United States of America, shares his Mustang ownership experience.

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Prathamesh with his Ford Mustang Fastback

Prathamesh quotes, “In the US it’s as popular with women as men. Owning a Mustang is all about impressing your friends and family”.

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Fulfilling the dream of many Indian automotive enthusiasts, the India-spec Ford Mustang GT will arrive via CBU and will only be available with the monstrous top-spec 5.0-litre V8 engine.

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The Ford Mustang is expected to come bearing a price tag of around 60 lakh.

At a glance

  • Engine: 5.0-litre V8 quad cam 32 valve engine
  • Max Power: 435bhp
  • Max Torque: 524Nm
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic rear wheel drive
  • Brakes: 6-piston Brembo® calipers(352mm at the front, 330mm at the rear)
  • Official fuel economy: 13.5 l/100km
  • 0-100km/h: 4.8 seconds

Ride Quality and Interiors

  • The Mustang has all-new independent suspension.
  • The suspension is a little soft at speed and works well over the sort of broken roads.
  • The ride is certainly firm but is impressively damped.
  • The steering is direct and accurate.
  • It corners very entertainingly.
  • 5.0-litre engine will never let you struggle when it comes to overtaking on the freeway.
  • Huge range of adjustment to steering wheel and seat available, which means, along with lots of head room, even the tallest of drivers should have no problem getting comfortable.
  • Rear seats a bit cramped.

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The Features

  • Ford’s SYNC connectivity system.
  • Navigation.
  • Push button start.
  • Passive entry and start system allows the driver to lock and unlock the vehicle’s doors without touching a key.
  • Power folding mirrors.
  • Rear camera.
  • Selectable Drive Modes (SDM)- allows the driver to toggle between normal, snow/wet, sport and track modes
  • HID headlamps with LED DRL,
  • 8 airbags-Driver and passenger front and seat-mounted side airbags, as well as a driver and passenger knee airbag and two side curtain airbags.
  • Cross Traffic Alert.
  • 12-speaker audio system complete with 8-inch sub-woofer
  • ABS with EBD, ESP and traction control.

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Ford Mustang V8 Fastback image gallery

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