Ford Mustang Review & Prices
The seventh-generation Ford Mustang is leaner, meaner and comes exclusively with a V8 engine - so don’t expect hybrid efficiency or the latest tech
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Muscle cars are as American as apple pie or TV stars as presidents, so it’s always a pleasant surprise when one is offered for sale in the UK. Ford has sold its iconic Mustang range in right-hand drive for several years now, and that’s continuing with the latest Ford Mustang, which comes to the UK as either a coupe or convertible.
Owning a Ford Mustang has always been a bit like owning a real horse - it’s difficult to explain to people why you’re so attached to something that’s so impractical and expensive to run, but it’s worth it for those special rides (or drives!).
Alternatives in the UK are limited to cars that tend to be smaller or much more expensive, but if you’re interested in the Mustang you might also be looking at the BMW M4, the Toyota Supra or the Lexus RC F.
There will be two versions of the Mustang available, the GT and the rather oddly named Dark Horse. Both are powered by the same engine, a huge 5.0-litre V8 - in the GT, it produces 446hp, and in the Dark Horse that’s 453hp. The engine doesn’t have a turbocharger, which is rare these days, and it’ll even be offered with a manual gearbox - perfect for fans of old-school performance. A ten-speed auto is also an option.
The Mustang’s styling is more an evolution of the car it replaces than a total reinvention. The grille is lower, the headlights slimmer, and there’s a dramatic pair of ‘nostrils’ on top of the bonnet.
A big V8 at the front, rear-wheel drive and a manual gearbox is a hard recipe to argue with - though it could prove a bit too old-school for you
Inside, though, it’s all change, with a pair of digital screens dominating the dashboard. A 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster and 13.2-inch infotainment display sit behind the same piece of glass, giving a seamless look, and they’re angled for a more driver-centric experience. There’s also a thick-rimmed steering wheel for better grip, but fans of the old-school will be disappointed to note that many of the old car’s physical controls now exist only in the touchscreen. That does free up space for a storage space and a wireless smartphone charging pad, though.
While the Mustang GT is meant to be a somewhat practical everyday coupe, the Dark Horse model is meant for serious drivers - it’s set up for track driving. The engine gets more power and is tuned differently, and the six-speed manual transmission comes as standard.
So does a Performance Pack, which beefs up the engine’s cooling system and adds a limited-slip differential to improve traction when cornering. All very important if you’re interested in taking your Mustang on track. The Performance Pack also adds bigger brakes, stickier tyres and adjustable suspension, and can be optioned on the GT.
All Mustangs do get some rather juvenile (but fun) features. There’s a burnout mode, which holds the front brakes while the back wheels spin up and very quickly turn rubber into smoke. There’s also a unique ‘Drift Brake’, allowing you to use the car’s electric handbrake for powerslides - though only when the car’s in ‘Track’ mode.
We’ll get behind the wheel of the new Ford Mustang soon, but in the meantime you can check out the best deals before the model's official release or browse used examples of the all-electric Mustang Mach-e on Carwow. We’ve also got great used deals on other Ford models, and remember that you can even sell your old car through Carwow’s network of trusted dealers.
The Mustang GT starts at just over £55,000, which represents a significant saving over a BMW M4 or Lexus RC F. The Dark Horse edition is around £10,000 more expensive, which still undercuts both of those cars.
The Ford Mustang has a RRP range of £55,585 to £67,585. However, with Carwow you can save on average £589. Prices start at £55,056 if paying cash. Monthly payments start at £773.
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