YugaTech Presents: Galloping with the Ford Mustang
We got the chance to take the 5-liter Ford Mustang V8 GT Premium out for a spin and to be honest, we enjoyed every bit of it. Here’s our experience with one of the most popular and iconic muscle car in history.
Watch this video of the Mustang running in the wild.
Our Mustang came in a Gotta Have It Green variant which easily turns heads on the road. The front hood is wide while its fastback design gives it its signature muscle look. At the rear we have the camera for backing up as well as segmented brake lights illuminated by LEDs. The model we got was the Performance Package which sports Over-The-Top stripes.
Also exclusive to this model is the included Brembo Brake Package that includes 14-inch vented front rotors and 4-piston calipers to accompany its 19-inch aluminium wheels. It’s got a protruded front that flaunts a honeycombed grille.
Underneath the hood is the heart that runs the show. Its 5-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine outputs 420 horsepower with 529Nm of torque. It proudly roars to life when you turn on the engine. In addition, the rear wheels are powered by a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.
Its elegant interior boasts leather-trimmed Recaro seats and an aluminium-brushed dashboard. It sports a Shaker audio system with 6 speakers complete with the company’s Ford Sync for calling and reading messages hands-free. The interior is detailed and functional down to the steering wheel where controls for the instrumentations and music playback are found.
One note-worthy feature of the Mustang’s software is Track Apps that basically documents your own personal records in terms of acceleration and braking. To help in navigation, it’s got a built-in GPS system accessible via its 4.2-inch touchscreen display. This two-door mustang is categorized as a 2+2 seater but the seats at the back are a bit cramped and not as spacious as the ones up front.
The Ford Mustang is one sexy beast whether you’re stuck in traffic or speeding down the highway. People tend to notice it without us even trying. Its raw power, when put to use, doesn’t disappoint one bit. But the only problem we had was that we often ran out of roads when we step down the gas pedal. On highways, however, we were able to make this horse run free (for a little bit, at least).
It’s no surprise that this muscle car chugs gas as we were only able to squeeze out a little less that 5km/l during our time with it.
If you’re looking for a muscle car that cruises in style and is always ready to pump out power, you’ll never go wrong with the Ford Mustang. Its 50 years of continuous production made it go through numerous refinements only to offer its drivers the best of its class. It retails locally for Php2.999,000.
5.0L Ford Mustang V8 GT Premium (Performance Package) specs and features:
5.o-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine
420HP @ 6,500rpm
529Nm @ 4,250rpm
6-speed SelectShift AT
19-inch aluminum wheels
Recaro sports seats
Brembo Brake Package