Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 449 GT [Custom Pack 4] 2dr Review

Category: Coupé

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
2 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £46,050What Car? Target Price£44,079
Review

The Ford Mustang is a unique proposition. It’s not only cheaper than its closest rivals, but it’s also better equipped and more powerful (especially in V8 form). However, its running costs aren't exactly parsimonious and it doesn’t handle as sharply as an Audi TT or A5. So, if your heart is set on this piece of Americana, just make sure you’re prepared for the compromises that you’ll have to make when it comes to running one.

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Aside from the massive V8 under the bonnet, GT models get different 19in wheels, a switchable exhaust system, six-piston Brembo brakes, a different grille and GT badging.

The 5.0-litre V8 feels even mightier than the 2.3-litre, four-cylinder, but you have to be prepared to work it hard before it feels as rapid as 444bhp would suggest. How much harder? Let’s just say it does its best work beyond 3500rpm and hits its peak output at a heady 7000rpm. It's well worth the effort, though. We prefer the V8 for its thunderous noise and the rabid performance it delivers – performance that's entirely appropriate for a car with this kind of road presence. With an official 0-62mph time of just 4.9 seconds, it's also significantly quicker than a similarly priced Audi A5.


Key information

Doors2
Seats4
0-62 MPH4.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

23.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

N/A

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

268

g/km

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