Until now, we have only had details on the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 and the 2012 Mustang Shelby GT500. We think it’s high time we find out what the 2012 model year will bring for the Mustang GT 5.0.
A leaked ordering guide suggests that the 2012 GT 5.0 will carry over mostly unchanged, with just a few tricks made in order to keep the car fresh. The list of new options include a new exterior color Lava Red Metallic that replaces the current Sterling Gray Metallic. The list of new options include selectable effort electric power assist steering (EPAS), sun visors with a multi purpose storage system, and illuminated vanity mirrors.
Everything under the hood remains unchanged. Customers will get the same 302 cubic inch 32 valve V8 that puts out 412 HP and 390 lb-ft of torque while returning a very economical 25 MPG on the highway.
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Exterior and Interior
The 2012 Mustang GT 5.0 will look unchanged for 2012. It will be distinguished by the other Mustangs in the line-up by a dark chrome pony in the grille, dual bright rolled exhaust tips, LED sequential tail lamps a rear spoiler, and 18 x8" Wide Spoke Painted Aluminum Wheels. The interior gets bucket sport seats and different chrome accents.
The Mustang GT 5.0 will also get a new exterior color (Lava Red Metallic) that replaces the current Sterling Gray Metallic. The list of new options include selectable effort electric power assist steering (EPAS), sun visors with a multi purpose storage system, and illuminated vanity mirrors.
Under the hood there will be the same 302 cubic inch 32 valve V8 that makes 412 HP and 390 lb-ft of torque while returning a very economical 25 MPG on the highway. The engine is mated to a standard 6-speed manual, but also a 6-speed automatic is offered as an option.
The most obvious competitor for the Mustang GT 5.0 is the Chevrolet Camaro SS. Like the GT 5.0, the Camaro SS is powered by a powerful 6.2L V-8 engine with an output of 422 HP. With 10 extra horsepower, the Camaro seems have a slight advantage over the Mustang, but with the right driver, that won’t amount to much. Plus the Mustang GT 5.0 handles better, looks better, and has better quality material. Oh, and we can’t forget about the fact that it is also cheaper.
When Can I Buy One?
Expect the 2012 Mustang GT 5.0 to make debut in early 2011 with sales to begin shortly after. Pricing for the car will come with a $500 discount from the previous year’s model. This year, the 2012 model will come with a $29,995 price tag, falling under the $30,000 mark. Unfortunately, the Premium GT model will see a price increase of $200 from the previous year, which isn’t all that high, while the Premium GT Convertible will also carry a $700 increase from last year’s model.