Autocar’s review of the Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang: A Timeless American Icon

With over ten million units sold over a production run spanning more than six decades, the Ford Mustang has solidified its place in popular culture. Revered for its powerful performance and iconic design, the Mustang has long been a favorite among car enthusiasts and casual drivers alike. However, with such a storied history, everyone seems to have their own idea of what the Mustang should be.

Whether you see it as a sleek Boulevard cruiser, a muscle car to dominate the highway, or a growling beast to awaken the neighborhood on a lazy Sunday morning, the Mustang holds a unique place in the hearts of its admirers. One constant, however, has always remained: it offers one of the most affordable ways to own a V8 coupe.

The latest S650 generation continues this tradition, with prices starting at £55,725 for the base GT model. This places it significantly below competitors like the BMW M2 and Porsche Cayman GTS, making it an attractive option for those seeking high-performance at a lower cost. Even the top-tier Dark Horse variant, starting at £67,995, offers a compelling package with additional power and track-oriented enhancements.

Ford is banking on the timeless appeal of the Mustang, as well as its decision to offer only V8 engines, to retain its loyal customer base while also attracting a new generation of buyers. To appeal to younger demographics, the latest Mustang is the most technologically advanced one to date, boasting twice the computing power of its predecessor, an electronic handbrake for drifts, over-the-air software updates, and customizable digital displays reminiscent of the 1970s.

With a comprehensive overhaul that draws on six generations of experience, the latest Ford Mustang aims to compete with the best in its class. It represents a blend of tradition and innovation, marrying classic American muscle with cutting-edge technology. But the question remains: does it succeed in meeting the high expectations set by its predecessors? Only time will tell.

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