Five litre V8. 0-62 in 4.8 seconds. £32,995. Still want that Golf R?

Sometimes you just don’t need words…

But for those that do, the new Ford Mustang will accelerate you from a standstill to 62mph in just 4.8 seconds when fitted with the 5.0-litre V8 engine. If the thought of bank-busting fuel bills worries you, the 2.3-litre model, which returns an official 35.3mpg, gets there just one second slower.

An electronic line-lock can be selected to hold the front brakes, allowing the driver to warm up the rear tyres in a rather smoky fashion, before hurtling up the road. Launch control ensures that it’s the perfect getaway every time.

Arriving in the UK in October, the Mustang will be available as a coupe or convertible, starting at £28,995. We’ll be getting our hands on a European spec model in the next few weeks, so do make sure you return to see what we think of the new model.

Phil Huff

Phil is a motoring writer for print and web, failed racing driver, car hoarder and banger rally competitor. Nominated for the Headline Auto Rising Star award and a MGMW member, Phil freelances for outlets as diverse as Diesel Car magazine, DAD.info and Cambridge Magazine, amongst many others. He also maintains a fleet of unloved motors, but spends most of his time driving an old Corvette.

2 thoughts on “Five litre V8. 0-62 in 4.8 seconds. £32,995. Still want that Golf R?

  • 30 April 2015 at 2:30 pm
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    I’ve always loved the bang for your buck that you can get for a Mustang, especially when they weren’t in the UK yet. I remember going on the Mustang USA site, configuring my own, expecting it to be $50,000+ when in fact it only came to half of that price. I converted the price to GBP and found it was something like £21,000, I gave buying a Mustang from the American site and having shipped over to the UK seriously crossed my mind.

    I’m sure the UK Mustang will also be good value for money, but still bring that real muscle car feel to the driver.

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    • 30 April 2015 at 5:09 pm
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      Having looked at importing US cars multiple times over the years, a straight US$ / GBP conversion is pretty reasonable – that’s about what you’d pay to import one personally after shipping, taxes, conversions, etc.

      And this time, of course, Ford are moving the steering wheel to the right side.

      We drive the new Mustang next week, so do check back for our first thoughts.

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