2018 Ford Mustang
The sixth-generation pony gets its first upgrade, drops V-6 engine
The sixth-generation Ford Mustang arrived in late 2013 for the 2015 model year as the company’s most advanced pony car yet. Not only redesigned inside and out, the new Mustang also gained an independent rear suspension, a first for the muscle car since its inception in 1964. The new generation also marked the return of the four-cylinder ’Stang, with Ford adding a turbocharged, 2.3-liter EcoBoost to the usual V-6 and V-8 engine lineup. In early 2017, the sixth-generation Mustang received its mid-cycle update. Although initial rumors and spy shots didn’t suggest a major upgrade, the Mustang showed up with quite a few changes inside and out.
A new front fascia makes the 2015 model seem old, while the cabin boasts significant improvements in the tech department. More upgrades were operated under the hood, where Ford added a new automatic transmission and dropped the entry-level engine. The two remaining units gained power increases. The chassis also received its fair share of upgrades to make the 2018 Mustang the sportiest pony car Ford has built to date. Obviously, these changes were designed to bring the Mustang up to date compared to the new-generation Camaro. Naturally, the facelift will also trickle down to the higher performance versions of the current Mustang, including the Shelby GT350. But until that happens, let’s have a closer look at the newest ’Stang in town.
Update 7/27/2017: Ford has finally announced prices for the 2018 Ford Mustang, and to our surprise, it’s still one hell of a deal. Check out the prices section below to learn all about it!
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Ford Mustang GT and Mach 1 to lose 10 horsepower for 2022
Politicians around the world are doubling down on their commitment to reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The United States is no exception, and this trend will definitely continue until we’ve achieved carbon neutrality or zero emissions. As the world heads toward this eco-conscious future, high-performance sports cars and supercars with gas-guzzling internal combustion engines (ICE) could soon be a relic of the past. The effect of these ever-stricter emission standards has led Ford to make performance changes to the Mustang GT and Mach 1.
The Ford Mustang GT (With A Manual) Is The Most Patriotic Car You Can Buy Right Now
Watch the Venom 775 destroy the Mustang GT500 in a 1/4 mile showdown
In today’s ¼ mile showdown, we have a Hennessey F-150 truck, taking on a stock Mustang GT500 at the Pennzoil proving ground test track, down in Sealy, Texas. This is a performance spec battle with two vehicles from two very different ends of the Ford line-up. They both pack similar power, although it comes as no surprise that the truck weighs more. Let’s look at the numbers first, shall we?
2007 Going Flat Out on the Autobahn in a 2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
2022 Ford Mustang Stealth Edition Appearance Package
Ford is further improving the 2022 Mustang with the addition of a new all-new appearance package. It is called Stealth Appearance Package and will be offered for the EcoBoost® Premium model. Customers can place their orders later this year, while the first cars will arrive in Ford dealerships in the first quarter of 2022.
Dodge Durango Hellcat takes on the Camaro ZL1 and Mustang GT 5.0 Coyote
The Drag Racing and Car Stuff channel has put out yet another fun video. This time, a highly tuned Durango Hellcat goes up against a Camaro ZL1 and Ford Mustang in a couple of quarter-mile passes, at the Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina. The specs of the cars in contention are unknown, but it is highly unlikely that they’re stock.
2022 Ford Mustang GT California Special
Ever since the first generation Mustang arrived back in 1965, the special California Edition was part of the lineup. And it is back for the 2022 model year, but with a few differences when compared to previous years.
For the first time is will be available with the GT Performance Package and will offer a new signature appearance to commemorate the 1968 California. Customers can place their orders for the California later in 2021, with the first deliveries scheduled for the first quarter of 2022.
This 1972 Ford Mustang Sprint Shouldn’t Be Overlooked
The Ford Mustang is one of America’s definitive cars, with a legacy that continues growing after six generations and more than 50 years. That said, there are many special editions, and today’s find on classiccars.com is one of them – a 1972 Ford Mustang Sprint Patriot package, listed for what seems to be a reasonable price.
2021 Ford Mustang RTR Series 1 by Ford Performance
If you are a fan of the Mustang, you probably already know that the right place to update your muscle car is RTR (Ready To Rock) Vehicles. The company is owned by championship drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. and has offered upgrades for the Mustang for more than a decade. Now, RTR has unveiled the RTR Series 1 pack for the 2021 Ford Mustang GT Premium and EcoBoost muscles cars. Only 500 units will be built, and before you get too excited, most of them are already sold out.
To Celebrate 60 Years of the Bond Franchise, the Petersen Museum has Launched Bond in Motion
With the latest bond film No Time to Die, there’s no time better time to look back at some of the most exciting Bond movie cars ever. Bond in Motion is the very first formal exhibition in the United States to display actual vehicles that featured in the James Bond film franchise.
The films were produced in conjunction with EON Productions and the Ian Fleming Foundation. The exhibition currently underway at the Petersen Automotive Museum commemorates the 60th anniversary of the 007 films, which began with the release of Dr.No, six decades ago back in 1962.
Dodge Demon vs Shelby Super Snake Widebody: Exorcism vs Venomous Snake Bites On The Drag Strip!
Thomas and James from ‘Throttle House’ brought two muscle cars – a Dodge Demon and a Shelby Super Snake Widebody based on the Mustang – to the drag strip. Both of them come with supercharged V-8s and make over 1,600 horses combined. Do you have your money on the Super Snake or the Demon?
How Much Power Has The Shelby GT500 Lost After 182,271 miles?
When owning a performance car, every bit of horsepower counts. That said, over time, wear and tear takes its toll on performance and some of those horses run away. Of course, it mainly depends on how the engine has been treated, both in terms of driving and maintenance. Mileage also takes its toll on the mechanical components of a car. But just how much power (if any) is lost over time? This “tired” Mustang Shelby GT500 answers that.
Drag Race: Can The Mustang GT Convertible Take On The GR Supra?
The Toyota GR Supra is one of the most controversial vehicles of our time because of what it’s based on. Regardless of the platform it’s based on, one thing was made clear: the GR Supra is a very capable performance car. With a BMW-derived (but Toyota-improved) 3.0-liter, turbocharged, inline-six that makes 382 horsepower and 368 pound-feet (499 Nm) and a quick-shifting, ZF eight-speed automatic, it manages a 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.9 seconds. However, a Mustang GT with a 10-speed auto steps up to challenge the GR Supra.
The Ultimate Muscle Car Showdown: Old School vs Modern
The Muscle Car really is the epitome of power and performance, and there’s no better way to prove that than running these highly tuned machines down the quarter-mile. The Wheels YouTube Channel put out a video in which old school muscle cars go head to head against their modern counterparts in a series of drag races.
A Sheriff in a Ford Explorer Races a Nissan GT-R and a Shelby GT500
2022 Ford Mustang Mach 1 – 767 Edition
767 mph (1,234 km/h) - also known as the speed of sound or Mach 1. Of course, as you can imagine, Clive Sutton was not able to build a Ford Mustang that can hit this speed. He was, however, able to modify the Ford Mustang Mach 1 so it can now develop a total of 767 horsepower. If you are not impressed, keep in mind that this is almost 300 horsepower more than the standard Mustang Mach 1.
An Epic All-American Drag Race Between Three Modified Muscle Cars
Few things are as American as a drag race between a Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and a Dodge Challenger. Carwow of all people has managed to get modified examples of each of these three icons for a good, old-fashion, quarter-mile drag race. All three Muscle cars have been modified and pack some serious power (for UK standards). Who will win this all-American drag race?
A One of a Kind 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Coupe Cruises Into Barrett Jackson
This Tuned 1,200-Horsepower Ford Mustang GT500 Is Out To Draw Blood Against The Invincible Tesla Model S Plaid
After obliterating the likes of the GT-R, the Taycan Turbo S, and most recently, the Dodge Demon, the Tesla Model S Plaid faced its next challenger (or should we say, its next ‘victim’?) in the form of a tuned Ford Mustang GT500. The Mustang puts out 1,200 horses; almost 200 ponies more than its electric rival. Just like the Tesla, this Mustang is also a sub-10-second car. Will the Plaid finally succumb to an internal combustion-engined car in straight-line races?
Ford’s Persistence On Pushing The Mach-E As A Mustang Continues Via This Appearance Package
Ford introduced a new Ice White Edition Appearance Package for the Mustang. Well, since the Mach-E is also a Mustang, that gets it too. Ford has not announced if it’s a limited package or not, and neither has it announced the price. The cars equipped with these packages will arrive at the dealerships in 2022.
The Trifecta is a Triple-Blown 1965 Mustang That Will Piss Off Ford And Chevy Fanboys
If you keep tabs on the muscle car scene, you are well aware of the fact about how Bradley Gray and his Blown Mafia crew can really shake things up with some of their truly insane builds.
Today, we’ll take a look at one of their best creations in an old video put out by YouTuber; ScottieDTV. It’s a 1965 Mustang dubbed "Trifecta" that is powered by a massive 427ci LSx V8 with Arias LSx HEMI heads and not one or two, but three Superchargers, that quite literally burst out of the hood.
How On Earth Did A Stock BMW M3 Competition Manage To Beat A Tuned Nissan Skyline GT-R And A Tuned Ford Mustang?
Carwow is back with another drag racing video, and this time, they had a pretty interesting mix. The contenders for this race were a Ford Mustang, a Nissan Skyline, and a BMW M3. The BMW M3 was in the Competition spec and completely stock. However, the Japanese and the American weren’t. The Nissan made 750 horses whereas the Ford put out 735 ponies. The M3, on the other hand, makes a little over 500 horsepower. Which car do you think will claim the bragging rights this time?
A Tesla Model S Plaid Struggles to Beat A Ferociously Tuned Shelby GT500
This 1969 Ford Mustang Started Life as a Hyundai Accent
Many car enthusiasts lust after a high-performance supercar or a classic muscle car. Sadly, both are out of most people’s reach. This, in turn, creates a market niche for studios specializing in building replicas. After showing us their Honda Civic-based Lamborghini Aventador project, Dream Customs India is now showing us something even more bizarre. I’m sure you’re familiar with the 1969 Ford Mustang – a car that has achieved global stardom. The Indian studio has taken a 2009 Hyundai Accent – a fairly modern economy car - and turned it into a somewhat convincing clone of the 1969 Pony car. We’ll let you be the judge.
This Cobra Jet 1400 EV Is World-Record Fast
Renowned Drag Racer, Bob Tasca III, drove a one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 to a quarter-mile time of 8.12 seconds at 171 mph at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, shattering the previous record of 8.27 seconds established in its debut last October.
Because this new class isn’t that hot yet, the Mustang Cobra Jet has been breaking its own quarter-mile record for full-bodied all-electric racing vehicles.
From deep within the bowels of Hennessey comes a very unexpected project that involves a 2021 Ford Mustang, the black and white color scheme of the Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 of 1966, and 808 horsepower of full-on, all-American muscle. Okay, maybe I’m over-selling it a little bit, as it is essentially just a rehash of Hennessey’s Heritage Edition from 2018 with a different color. But hey, this is Top Speed, and we love go-fast cars – this Mustang is certainly that, and I want to tell you a little more about it.
Check Out This 1969 Ford Mustang With Mercedes-AMG DNA
The folks at Officially Gassed have uploaded a unique video on its YouTube channel. They showcase a lot of cars that are nowhere close to being called ‘normal’, but this time, they’ve got a whole different animal. The car in question is a 1969 Ford Mustang that’s been plonked with a Mercedes-AMG E63 engine. The engine is remapped and makes over 700 horses! It isn’t just a Ford Mustang with an AMG engine; this car even comes with Mercedes seats, dash, center console, and a lot of other things.
Do We Have A Shelby Bronco On The Horizon?
The Bronco Nation uploaded a video of a 2021 Ford Bronco taking on the 2021 Shelby GT500 SE on a race track on its YouTube channel. The Shelby GT500 SE was piloted by Shelby American’s CEO, Gary Patterson, whereas, Shelby Hall, a rising off-road racer, was behind the wheel of the Bronco. While the race was arbitrary, it was all about the wordplay here and the last few seconds that hinted at a Shelby Bronco being in the works. The details are scarce at this point, but this 90-odd second video has stirred the pot!
This Bugatti-Powered Ford Mustang Is Freaky Cool, But Crowds Better Watch Out
The Mustang has always been one of the most talked-about cars on the internet. Whether because of its movie stardom, relative affordability, performance versions, being a crowd magnet, or simply because it’s in the hands of people who can’t drive and crash, the Mustang is one of the most celebrated cars in automotive history. Its 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 is also capable of a very solid 460 horsepower and 390 pound-feet (530 Nm). For 2020, the GT’s V-8 received dual fuel injection, revised intake runners, and larger valves, making it even more tuner-friendly. YouTube channel “Palm Beach Dyno” shows us exactly that.
This Twin-Turbo Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Is Downright Ridiculous
The Ford Mustang Shelby 500 is the poster child for modern-day muscle car performance, but Ford Performance could have pushed it easily into supercar territory. What’s my basis for that statement? Well, I’m about to show you a video of a 1,250-horsepower Shelby GT500 that will absolutely decimate just about anything on the track.
2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 By Hennessey Performance
The latest car to undergo the Hennessey transformation is the 2020 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500. The tuner has equipped its famed HPE1000 package in this car and it now makes 1,000 horses. The changes on the outside and inside are subtle, but massive under the hood. We’re yet to hear about the official 0-60 mph time and the top speed, but it will certainly outperform the standard GT500.
Is The Lexus RC-F Track Edition Any Better Than The Mustang Mach-1?
Amidst all the buzz surrounding electrification, the guys at TheStraightPipes brought in two muscle cars for an epic V-8 showdown. Well, one of them is a true-blue American muscle, but the other is a Japanese. But, before we discount it, this car has managed to hold its fort in a segment ruled by the Mustang, the Challenger, and the Camaro. I’m talking about the Lexus RC-F.
The folks at the channel compared the Lexus RC-F Track Edition with the Mustang Mach-1 in various aspects. Which one do you think came out looking better?
Forget The Mach-E – This Is the Electric Ford Mustang We Deserved
Remember back when Ford thought it was a good idea to slap the iconic Mach 1 name on an EV SUV? Well, it didn’t go out so well and people only stopped short of rioting in the streets, eventually prompting Ford to back pedal and switch to the name Mach E instead. The name wasn’t much better and is still referred to by some as disgracing what the Mach name stood for, but things have pretty much settled down into acceptance. But, is this really the electric Mustang that we deserved? Well, after seeing this rendering, we’re willing to bet you’ll say we deserved better.
Dodge Durango Hellcat Takes On A Shelby GT500 - Does AWD Give the SUV an Edge?
Hennessey Performance had two new visitors at its facility, both of which came to be tuned up to around 1,000 horses. One was a family SUV with a sports car alter ego called the Dodge Durango Hellcat, and the other one was a two-door, rear-wheel-drive sports car from Shelby called the GT500. Both makoverof 700 horses and took under four seconds to 60 mph from rest. These are the stock specs, in case you were wondering. So, before they were injected with steroids, the folks at Hennessey decided to race the two of them because, well, why not! Who do you think will win?
The Original Ford Mustang Could Have Looked A Bit Different
2021 Shelby Super Snake Speedster
To celebrate Carrol Shelby’s birthday, Shelby American has rolled out the limited-production Super Snake Speedster edition based on the 2021 Mustang. It draws power from the Coyote V-8 engine and is paired to a supercharger. You can have it with either an automatic gearbox or a three-pedal stick shift. And, the best part – it is offered as a convertible. Oh, by the way, it also makes over 800 horses!
2021 Ford Mustang Stage 3 By Roush
2021 Ford Mustang GT500CR by Classic Recreations
We had just stopped drooling over SpeedKore’s Hellraiser when Classic Recreations came in smashing through the door with the carbon fiber-bodied 1967 Shelby GT500CR Mustang.
The build was announced in September 2020 as an extremely limited run of just 25 units and we are glad to report that it is finally here. With a little help from SpeedKore, that is.
Ford Could Give Us a Mustang GT3 Instead of an LMDh Prototype
Ford quit the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship at the end of 2019 when its successful GT race car built to the GTE regulations was parked. Now, as GTE is nearing the end of its lifespan, at least in North America, Ford is looking at fielding a
based GT3 car in the future although the option to build an LMDh prototype that could fight for outright wins at Le Mans, Daytona, and Sebring isn’t completely off the table either.
By 2028 The Ford Mustang Could Be An All-Electric Coupe
When Ford unveiled its first electric SUV, the Mach-E, with ‘Mustang’ in it, people lost their minds. The pony badge belongs to a rich heritage of loud, roaring muscle cars that has built a legacy of its own over the decades. Many of us kind of accepted it since it was a new model with the Mustang badge and not a replacement.
However, this new report has ticked us off again. According to Autoline Daily, the Mustang is going to go all-electric starting 2028. Nope, it won’t be sold alongside the regular, rear-wheel-drive, V-8-powered pony. It will be the end of an era. I’m not crying, you’re crying.
Ken Block’s Hoonicorn Finally Gets Beat, But Not How You’d Expect
Ken Block’s beefed-up Hoonicorn Mustang is currently on a "world tour" against all sorts of stock and modified supercars and muscle cars. The 1,400-horsepower drift car is unbeatable in a straight-line race, but Block’s crew is constantly looking for way to make the Hoonicorn lose. In the latest episode of Hoonicorn vs The World, the beefed-up Mustang was pitted against Hoonigan’s merchandise van. And it actually lost a race. Sort of...
RTR Ford Mustang Spitfire vs. The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR DSG
You know it’s been a weird year when drag race videos have become the automotive equivalent of cat videos. It doesn’t matter which channel or publication rolls them out; we all love them the same. With so many of us opting to stay at home because of the COVID-19 virus, our thirst for drag race videos has given outlets like CAR Magazine enough reason to continue rolling them out.
The latest one-on-one throwdown pits a German hot hatch taking on a modified American muscle car. It’s not exactly a straightforward “rivals” drag race, but then again, these cross-segment matches have proven to be popular, in part because they’re the ones that come out with the most surprising results. Best believe it, too. This race between a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR and a Ford Mustang RTR will leave your jaws wide open.
The $18,500 Carbon Fiber Track Pack Makes the Mustang Shelby GT500 Slower
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is available with a Carbon Fiber Track Pack that makes it look meaner thanks to a GT4-spec rear wing. It also makes it lighter thanks to the carbon-fiber wheels, carbon-fiber dashboard, and rear-seat delete, as well as more agile on the race track.
On the other hand, it seems that this bundle makes the GT500 slower in a straight line. So if you’re planning to race your GT500 at the drag strip, save yourself $18,500 and stay away from the Carbon Fiber Track Pack.
One of Cyberpunk 2077’s Most Exotic Rides Is Now Available in Forza Horizon 4
Cyberpunk 2077 is barely a week old, and it’s already crossing over to a different game. One of the game’s most exotic vehicles is jumping over to the world of Forza Horizon 4 as a playable car. The custom Quadra Turbo-R V-Tech is the latest in a long line of collaborations that Playground Games, the developers of FH4, have signed off on with other video game titles.
Forza Horizon 4 gamers will have to complete a challenge to gain access to the Quadra Turbo-R V-Tech, but the cost that comes with completing it should be worth it once you can get behind the wheel of the racy supercar. If you already have the Halo Warthog and the custom Regalia from Final Fantasy 15, the Quadra Turbo-R V-Tech car would make a nice addition to your collection.
This Supercharged Terminator Ford Mustang Is Not For the Faint Hearted
The fourth-generation Mustang wasn’t exactly a looker when it first broke cover in 1993, but Ford fixed that with the "New Edge" redesign in late 1998. More importantly, Ford rolled out a new SVT Cobra model, while the Cobra R made a comeback for 2000 with 385 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque. But the Cobra R wasn’t the ultimate fourth-gen Mustang.
In 2003, Ford and SVT unveiled the Terminator Cobra. Powered by a supercharged 4.6-liter engine instead of the Cobra’s 5.4-liter V-8, the Terminator came with 390 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque on tap, along with unique design features and updates. A notable output back in 2003, 390 horsepower doesn’t seem that spectacular in 2020, but someone noticed the Terminator’s potential and turned it into an even more menacing beast.
Muscle Meets Sexy as the Shelby GT500 Dukes it Out with a BMW M8 Competition
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and the BMW M8 Competition are two of the fiercest sports coupes in the market. They’re also completely different from one another in ways that are obvious. One is an American muscle car that’s more than willing to chop anyone’s head of with brute force and power. The other is a German rocket brimming with premium bits and pieces. One is also far more expensive than the other, which we’ll set aside in favor of a more pressing question: which of these two sports coupes would win in a drag race? Our friends from Edmunds sought an answer and the results will surprise you.
Throwback: 2006 Ford Shelby GT500 "Germany" Commercial
2006 seems like forever ago, doesn’t it? At the very least, it feels like a different lifetime. Social media was still in its infancy and the world felt a lot bigger back then. 2006 was also a big year for Ford. The Blue Oval was bringing the Shelby Mustang back to life after a 25-year absence. Ford went all-out in marketing the return of the Shelby nameplate, and one commercial, in particular, effectively hammered Ford’s point. The Shelby Mustang was a beast, and there really was just one road in the world that could have a proper dance with it: the German Autobahn.
The ad, called “Germany,” puts the spotlight squarely on the 2006 Shelby Mustang GT500 and what it could do on a stretch of road that didn’t have any speed limits. It’s a fascinating commercial to look back on given that the Shelby Mustang is now deep into its third generation.
Here’s What the 1994 Ford Mustang Cosworth From An Alternate Universe Looks Like
We know we’ve been bombarding you with a lot of Subaru BRZ-related content lately especially of the how-would-it-look-in-STI-clothes variety, so let’s switch it up a little, shall we?
Just check out this 1994 Ford Mustang Cosworth digital unicorn that Abimelec Arellano created and somehow managed to flawlessly piece together. I mean, come on, this looks like it’s fresh out of an unpublished, secret book of Blue Oval concepts that never made it into production.
Hoonicorn Stares Down the McLaren Senna in Fantasy Drag Race Come to Life
On one side you have a British supercar that was developed using state-of-the-art technology. On the other side, you have a heavily tuned ‘Stang that’s in this world to get thrown around in every direction imaginable as we cheer on its sheer power and ferocity. It’s not the kind of drag race you normally see, but, rest assured, it’s the kind of drag race you’d want to see. Well, here it is. It’s the Hoonicorn taking on the Senna in a straight-line race for the ages.
Your Next Crate Engine Should Be the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 "Predator" V-8
Not too long ago, news of the Godzilla pushrod V-8 arriving in the 2022 Mustang surfaced on the internet. But, it’s time to get over it now, because there’s something even more exciting coming up. According to Ford Authority, the automaker will offer the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500’s heart as a crate engine. The details surrounding it are still scarce, but this is exciting!
The Current-Gen Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Just Got More Valuable
After five years on the market, Ford decided to discontinue the Shelby GT350 based on the sixth-generation Mustang. Introduced in 2015, the Shelby GT350 and the GT350R won’t be offered for the 2021 model year. If you already own one, this is good news as the value of the GT350 is likely to go up. If you missed on the GT350, well, you can always go for the beefed-up GT500.
Ford Will Sell the Mustang Mach 1 In Europe, But There’s a Big Catch
The Ford Mustang Mach 1 is headed to the Old Continent. No, it’s not going there for test runs at the Nurburgring — it already did that — nor is it going there to be showcased at an auto event — it just made its debut at Goodwood SpeedWeek — only to return to the U.S. as an America-only special edition Mustang. The Mustang Mach 1 is coming to Europe, and, more importantly, it will be staying in Europe.
CD Projekt Has Brought Cyberpunk 2077’s ’70s Ford Mustang to Life
CD Projekt, the developer and publisher behind such all-out hits as the Witcher series gears up for another action-packed video game that just so happens to be set in a post-apocalyptic future. The game, announced a mere eight years ago, is now little over one month away from its release date and CD Projekt is trying to increase the hype all the way and beyond the boundaries of our solar system by taking a page out of Rockstar Games’ book of tricks. So, here’s the latest ploy: recreating the star car from the game, ’The Quadra’.
The Ford Mustang has roots that run as deep as 1962 when Ford introduced a Mustang 1 two-seater concept that later, in 1963, evolved into the Mustang 2 four-seater concept. Then, finally, in the middle of 1964, Ford introduced the first-generation Mustang – this is the model that is usually called a 1964.5 Mustang because of its mid-year launch. The first-generation Mustang actually represented, at the time, Ford’s most successful vehicle launch since the Model A. The Mustang is one of the few cars that can be credited for kicking off the muscle car and pony car era and has, for most of its life, competed with the Chevy Camaro.
Since its introduction in 1964, the Ford Mustang has gone through five generational shifts, with the sixth-gen model being introduced in 2015. As with the generation before it, the sixth-gen Mustang is offered as both a coupe and a convertible and will, surprisingly, lend some of its design cues to an SUV-like EV known as the Mach-E. It is offered with just two engine choices after for dropped the 3.7-liter V-8 back in 2018. The entry-level engine is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost that delivers a cool 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. GT models are offered with Fords 5.0-liter V-8 that is good for 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.
That’s not all that is offered from the Mustang, though, as there are two different Shelby models available with the Shelby GT350 being the lighter model and the GT500 being the car you really want. The GT350 is power by a 5.2-Liter flat-plane crank V-8 that delivers 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. The same engine with the same output is found in the GT350R. Move up to the iconic GT500, though, and you’ll get the same flat-plane crank V-8 tuned to deliver 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque.
As of the time of this writing, the Ford Mustang starts out at $26,670 for the entry-level EcoBoost Fastback or $32,170 for the entry-level convertible. If you want a Shelby GT350 ,you’ll pay out $60,440, or you’ll pay out $72,900 for the GT500.