The renowned name in the world of muscle cars is finally in the country and the car enjoys the legacy which very few other do. This iconic car from Ford needs no introduction but, here is what the Indian version of Ford Mustang GT has to offer.
Overview of All-New Mustang
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Previewed at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, the American Legacy of 52 years is finally available in the Indian market. After two decades of Ford’s business in India, the manufacturer has finally presented a car in the market which is truly American. Though Ford launched Endeavour in January, which have few traits of American DNA but, Mustang GT is a true American muscle car. The hardcore GT-coupe comes with a mighty 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine, churning 401hp maximum power and 515Nm peak torque. The power is transmitted to rear wheels through 6-speed automatic transmission with steering mounted paddle shifters. The new Mustang comes with four driving modes – Normal, Track, Sport+ and Snow/Wet, making the drive compatible on varied road conditions.
Ford Mustang GT Specifications
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|5.0-Litre Ti-VCT V8||6-Speed AT||401 hp||515 Nm|
|0- 100 kmph||Top Speed||Mileage||Body Type|
|4.8 seconds||250 kmph||9-10 kmpl||2-dr Coupe|
Ford Mustang Price
The American manufacturer has launched the pony car with a 5.0-litre V8 engine which is priced at INR 65.0 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). The newly launched pony car is the new retro cool in the market and for the ones with a deep pocket and desire to have a pony car parked in their garage, they can finally make their desires fulfilled.
Ford Mustang GT Performance
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In the global market, the Ford Mustang GT is available in three different engine options. But, in India, the automaker has brought the largest of the lot. Tap on the mighty 5.0-litre V8 engine and you will immediately feel the immense power it holds. But to your surprise, the enormous power comes with a level of smoothness that makes this car one of the most cherished ones. The moment you stamp down on the large pedals, your Mustang will squats on haunches and that’s where all the fun begins. One can feel the 415 hp maximum power as the revv increases and a peak torque of 515 Nm is enough to push this car on any road you wish to take on.
With such huge output figures, there comes an important responsibility on the manufacturer to optimize the fuel efficiency. To do this, Ford has incorporated Eco start/stop feature along with direct fuel injection system. One can expect a mileage ranging between 9-10 kmpl from this beast, which is quite decent when looking at the engine capabilities. The new Mustang is precisely configured with tuned suspension system comprising McPherson strut system at front and multi-link independent suspension at rear. This ensures class leading comfort and improved handling dynamics to the individual.
Ford Mustang GT Exterior
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The sixth generation Mustang is all the more aggressive from the previous generation. This is evident from the front of the Mustang itself. The classic Mustang grille which has been retained and a set of narrow projector beam equipped headlamps with vertical slats for the DRLs gives a muscular touch. The style quotient has been further raised with ghost lights under the ORVMs, which reflects the silhouette of this muscle car on the ground. The bonnet is bulged strongly which is a clear sign that this beast holds a mind-boggling engine. The all-new Mustang GT has a sleek profile, which is complemented by a steeply sloped windscreen and rear glass.
The carved fenders and sculpted shoulder lines gives an impressive character to this Ford car. The wide wheel arches are fitted with 19-inch alloy wheels and tyre size measuring 255/40 R19 which complements the side profile in just the right manner. The vertical tri-bar tail lights at the rear stands apart and has become an identity of this muscle car now. The American muscle car has a wider stance with the glasshouse which is carved just like a jet canopy. The overall dimensions of the car measure 4784 mm X 2080 mm X 1391 mm (L x W x H) and the wheelbase measures 2720 mm which is quite significant to accommodate four individuals comfortably. With a ground clearance of 137 mm, the car is all set to be driven on track.
Mustang GT Interior
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There is no doubt that the aggressiveness of the pony car can be felt in the cabin as well. But, the twist is that the brand has done it with flawless design keeping in mind even the smallest details. The black leather upholstery highlighted by metallic accents improves the overall appeal of the cabin in an effective manner. The cabin is perfectly designed for the ones who like luxurious touch while keeping intact the sporty feel. The rear compartment is not as comfortable as front due to slightly less space available but, yet comfortable to accommodate two.
The chrome usage on the dial type switches, cup holders, and inside door handles gives an upbeat finish and the dashboard represents the unique appeal of the Mustang. The instrument cluster is quite big and features two round shaped meters and a full-color display. The flood box holding cup holder and a gearbox is positioned at just the right place to rest your elbow in a comfortable driving position. On utility front, the manufacturer has given significant storage spaces within the cabin and the pony car holds a boot space of 383 litres, which is sufficient enough to carry a range of items on your long journeys.
All-New Mustang Features
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The American muscle is not only a power inducing machine but it also hosts an array of features. As standard, you can expect a dual-zone climate control, heated as well as cooled seats and six- way power adjustable driver and passenger seats. Some other standard features include power assisted steering wheel, with telescopic adjustment, electrically operated outside mirror, automatic headlamps, and park assist. On the entertainment front, the Mustang features 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system which is accompanied with Ford’s SYNC 2 connectivity system with voice commands. A DVD player, FM radio, MP3 connectivity coupled eight speakers system are enough to make your journey all the more enjoyable.
Ford Mustang GT Safety Specs
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Safety has been always a major concern for any manufacturer and Ford has addressed this front in an efficient manner. As standard Ford Mustang is equipped with front and curtain airbags to keep the occupants safe in any fatal situation. The highly efficient braking system comprises internally vented disc brakes and superior brake calipers for superior stop time. Further, the system is integrated with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). To further optimize the overall ride, the car is equipped with advanced electronic stability program and other traction control features.
Ford Mustang GT Competitors
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As of now, the Indian market has received its first muscle car that means there is no direct competition for Mustang. But, this Ford car will go against the top guns like BMW Z4, Audi TT, and the much awaited Nissan GT-R. Though the BMW Z4 and Audi TT have a significant base in Indian market but, the strong legacy of Ford Mustang might shake the grip of these cars in the market.
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To sum up, Ford Mustang GT is a great way to spend INR 65 lakhs, as it is the only car which comes with a naturally aspirated V8 engine in this range. For the ones who wish to feel their adrenaline and have a stylish drive their much-awaited icon is here. But, if your preference is design and elegance over power and luxury then the other two competitors of this muscle car might be an alternative for you.