When Ford announced it was going to bring the Mustang over to UK shores with right-hand drive, many motoring journalists were left pinching themselves. In the more than 50 years the Mustang has existed it’s never before come to the UK as an official model. For a full preview check out our coverage of the new Mustang.
It’s available with a choice of a 2.3-litre 310hp four-cylinder turbo, costing from £28,995, or a thumping great ‘Coyote’ 5.0-litre V8, costing from £32,995. Both engines comes with a choice of six-speed manual or, for an extra £1,500, a six-speed automatic gearbox.
This means, as far as we’re aware, you can’t get a bigger-engined new car for less. At £32,995 the V8 Mustang does battle with mid-level German coupes and, with its delightfully American engine, is likely to be much more exciting to drive.
For an extra £4,000, you can specify the convertible option. If you’re planning on cruising around and using your Mustang as a road car then this might be worth it for the ‘infinite’ headroom. Amusingly, that £4,000 can buy you either the convertible or the upgrade to the V8 so be prepared for a ma-hoo-sive argument with your other half if you can’t agree.
Standard equipment is generous and includes 19-inch wheels, performance brakes, climate control, Ford’s latest infotainment unit, voice control, nine audio speakers, xenon headlights, LED taillights and a rear diffuser.
Options include heated and cooled seats and nickel-finish wheels. Buyers get a choice of ten exterior colours including Competition Orange and tri-coat Triple Yellow.
Want it, want it, want it!
We know – we do too! It’s available to order now but be quick – the first 500 launch models were made available at the UEFA Champions League Final and sold out in just 30 seconds!