Ford has finally unleashed its pony car here in India at a price of Rs 65 lakhs – and is now available for booking in Mumbai and Delhi, with other cities to follow early next year.
The Mustang comes across as a very attractive car with a muscular outline giving it a strong stance. The stretched bonnet and fastback tail hint at a typical GT, and the sharp lines add to the strength of the design. Projector headlamps are found up-front with integrated LED signature motifs, while the rear boasts of three vertical bars for the tail lamps, harking back to the original Mustang and of course – dual exhausts.
After five long generations of being solely left-hand-drive, Ford have finally given the green signal for a right-hand-drive version. Under the bonnet lies a 401bhp, 5.0-litre petrol V8 capable of churning out 515Nm of torque, with power being sent via a 6-speed auto ‘box. Although 91 octane fuel will have to find its way into her belly.
The cockpit is aviation-inspired, with aircraft-like toggle switches on the central console, with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system to boot. It also comes with a new feature called ‘Electronic Line Lock’, which allows for the front wheels to brake alone, leaving the rear wheels free to spin and put on a smokey burnout for anybody who’s been craving to perform such an act. The Mustang also gets four driving modes: Normal, Track, Sport + and Wet. For those of you who will not resist getting tail-happy around a corner, the car also offers a limited-slip differential, which helps improve traction – and will be able to hit a top speed of 250kph.
Despite the new Mustang being brought in as a CBU import, it still manages to be an affordable GT to those who’ve got the moolah for say…an E-Class or a 5-Series. And that’s saying something!