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American Beast: Ford Mustang Returns To Britain
This year, we have seen the return of the Ford Mustang to British shores, however, this time it has been designed for our roads. Instead of the usual left-hand drive car we get that isn’t fit for our roads, Ford have launched a proper right-hand drive car with upgraded suspension and steering. Basically, Ford has designed a Mustang to be a true rival to European sports cars on European roads.
Say hello to the newest prestige car that Ford has to offer.
When it comes to our new British Mustang you have the choice of two engines. A 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine and a roaring 5.0-litre V8 engine that reminds you of the greatest of past Mustangs.
The 2.3-litre EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine is for the more economical minded Ford Mustang owner. Sort of. It develops 317 bhp that delivers an impressive 145 mph. It isn’t slow however this car despite being less powerful than the V8 model. It can hit 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds, which isn’t too shabby. And when it comes to fuel economy is delivers 35.3 mpg, which isn’t bad for a car of its type.
Except that is you are fancying a Mustang; you are probably more interested in the thumping V8 engine. This 5.0-litre V8 brings out 416 bhp to play with. This gives it an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. The real fun however will come from the 0-60 mph time of 4.8 seconds. It will have you stuck to your seat. But with this model, fuel efficiency is less of a concern for you with this engine developing 23.5 mpg.
Inside the mighty beast
When you sit inside the Ford Mustang, the first thing you notice is how big the car is. Spreading out in front of you is the long bonnet that has been a classic trait in the Mustangs past. Considering this car costs between £28-40,000 brand new, you will not be expecting the poshest of materials inside. However, what you do get is a simple, but well-built layout and deeply cowled main gauges that can be traced to the original Mustang from 1965.
With regards to the interior space, the passenger space is great for those upfront, but in the back, it is suggested you only use it for children or luggage, because there isn’t much space for adults. Open up the boot and you get 408-litres of luggage. The secret for this car’s boot is that it is specifically designed for golfers and should fit 2 sets of clubs.
When you turn the engine on and set off, this car is phenomenal. The power and the speed and the noise is inspirational. Ford has also given the Mustang a brand new suspension system that has been turned to our European roads. The front suspension has also been adjusted to ensure the car’s responses are sharp. The whole ride is compliant and it is easy to drive with some decent body control despite its size.
Trust us when we say this car will be one of the most entertaining drives you will experience this year. It is simply just a fun car and it is one of the best Fords currently on sale.