The Ford Mustang has been around for 50 years now, and today the company introduced a brand new model. Thankfully for muscle car enthusiasts, it does not disappoint.
For half a century the Mustang has survived on the merit of two key principles: style, and power. So it only makes sense that Ford has upgraded to three engine options for the newest make. The standard model will come with a 3.7-liter V-6 capable of 300 hp and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. As always, there’s a high-powered GT model, this time coming with a 5.0-liter V-8 that cranks out 420 hp and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. And finally, Ford is upping their game by adding an EcoBoost engine, a 2.3-liter turbocharged V-6 that has exceptional fuel economy while making a whopping 305 hp and 300 lb.-ft. of torque.
As for the style, this is clearly a Mustang for 2014, but one that the traditionalists will love. It is similar to the current model, but much more aggressive. The new Mustang sports wider rear fenders, while being lower to the ground, and with a shorter roof. Add that all up, and the new Stang looks wickedly fierce.
But Ford also focused on the details while crafting the newest Mustang. For the person on a weekend getaway, the convertible Stang now has a quieter cabin, and can lower the top in half the time that it used to.
For driving enthusiasts, the 6-speed manual transmission has been upgraded, while the redesigned automatic transmission now features paddle shifters.
Finally, the new Mustang has a stiffened frame, all-new suspension (rear and front), and is lighter than the current model. In other words, the new Mustang should be the best handling Stang yet.
What a way to celebrate 50 years.
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