Ford Mustang Convertible 5.0 V8 449 GT 2dr Review

Category: Convertible

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
2 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £47,185What Car? Target Price£45,725
Review

Although the Ford Mustang Convertible has plenty of power and looks great, it’s expensive to run and doesn’t handle that well.

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Aside from the massive V8 engine under the bonnet of the GT model, you also get different 19in wheels, some GT badging and, on manual models, a launch control function.

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 Cabriolet.


Key information

Doors2
Seats4
0-62 MPH5.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

23.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

N/A

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

274

g/km

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