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The all new, seventh generation Ford Mustang is what Ford claims to be the most 'exhilarating and fun to drive yet'.

20 Sep 2022 | International News : U.S.A

The most popular muscle car in the world, the Ford Mustang, has returned. Beneath the muscular exterior silhouette of the seventh-generation Mustang lies the most technologically advanced, driver-centric cockpit of any Mustang to date. The fighter jet-inspired cockpit offers the driver two flowing and curved displays that can be quickly customised to show information the driver wants or needs to see.

The car's 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster can be customised to display different animated designs and new drive-mode dependent visuals. Based on the same Unreal Engine 3D creation tool used in modern video games, when choosing personalised drive mode settings, the car's current setup is displayed on the centre stack as real-time renderings.

Mustang's roofline has been designed to make driver entry and exit with a helmet easier
An all new race-inspired flat-bottomed steering wheel provides more space when getting seated. Mustang has a standard cloth interior featuring all-cloth seats with optional Micro Suede vinyl inserts and black seat belts, while Premium models benefit from upgraded wrapped and accent stitching across the instrument panel and door trim.

The Mustang seem to have been built with track sessions in mind. The roofline is optimised for driver entry and exit without removing their helmet on the track. An extended rear deck houses a new crisp signature tri-bar lighting and redesigned diffuser for improved aerodynamic balance in the rear.

As for the engines, purists can count their lucky stars that the Mustang has not gone fully electric, or even hybrid for that matter, yet. The Mustang GT will make a return with the venerable 5.0-litre Coyote V8 engine.

As with all Mustangs which came before, expect the seventh generation Mustang to come with numerous variants from lukewarm to lunatic
The fourth-generation 5.0-litre is set to deliver the most naturally aspirated horsepower of any Mustang GT thanks to a dual air intake box and dual-throttle body design, minimalising induction loss by enabling higher air flow rates.

Ford has saved the manual transmission, with the 5.0-litre V8 continuing to offer a standard six-speed manual transmission for customers who want an uncompromised connection to eight-cylinder power. A 10-speed automatic transmission will also be made available (but why would you opt for an automatic Mustang, let's be honest).

Customers who want to save money on fuel can opt for the EcoBoost model, powered by an all-new, four-cylinder turbocharged 2.3-litre powertrain.

Most sophisicated interior features in the newest Mustang, with graphics crafted from Unreal Engine's 3D creation tool
Mustang GT and EcoBoost models are both available with an optional Performance Pack, which adds a host of track-focused features, including a front Tower Brace, Torsen limited-slip differential and optional MagneRide active suspension, wider rear wheels and tires, and larger, 390mm front and 355mm rear Brembo brakes.

Customers who intend to take their Mustang to track days may want to consider adding the GT Performance Pack. This adds brake ducts for even more cooling and a standard auxiliary engine oil cooler. Performance Pack also offers optional Recaro seats and active exhaust.

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