All-New Ford Mustang Hits 0-62mph in Under Five Seconds
Ford has revealed that the all-new Mustang will deliver 0-62 mph acceleration in under five seconds – making it the fastest accelerating Ford coupe ever offered in Europe.
The company also revealed that more than 1,200 customers have ordered the new car in Britain – and a further 2,200 across Europe.
The Mustang – on sale in Europe for the first time in the car’s 50-year history – is available with a 5.0-litre V8 engine delivering 415 bhp and 391 lb-ft of torque, or a 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine delivering 313 bhp and 319 lb-ft of torque.
The 5.0-litre V8 fastback with six-speed manual transmission reaches 62 mph from a standing start in 4.8 sec – faster than any Ford coupe in Europe since the limited GT supercar launched in 2005. The 2.3-litre EcoBoost fastback manual reaches the marker in 5.8 sec.
The latter also delivers up to 35.3 mpg fuel economy and 179 g/km CO2 emissions.
The new Mustang’s body structure is 28 per cent stiffer than the previous generation model, with weight distribution of 54 per cent at the front for the 5.0-litre V8 and 53 per cent at the front for the 2.3‑litre EcoBoost.
Lightweighting measures include the use of aluminium for the bonnet, front wings, suspension, transmission and brakes. High-strength steels, laser welding and hydro-forming techniques also contribute to the stiffer body.
Ford will start right-hand drive production of the first European specification Mustangs this summer at its Flat Rock facility in the U.S. state of Michigan.