The 2016 Ford Mustang GT coupe is a pony car which is designed and manufactured by Ford Motors. The first ever Mustang was introduced in 1964 which will make the 2016 GT part of the sixth generation of the 51 year running legacy.
The exterior for the 2 door coupe has many new updates. The fastback’s body is wider and is a little lower than its predecessor, but these 2016 Ford Mustang GT redesigns have not made the car stray away from the classic Mustang image. The hood sits long and proud and has a low greenhouse extending to a fastback roofline. The body has many bends and curves with a large black chrome grille on the front with a narrow air intake underneath. The GT is equipped with HID signature head lamps and Led fog lamps. Out back, the rear has the LED tri-bar tail lamps and a high mounted deck-lid spoiler. The wheelbase, length, width and height are 107.1, 188.3, 75.4 and 54.4 inches respectively. The wheels are 18 inch magnetic gloss aluminum wheels which are a standard on the GT models.
Ford Mustang GT 2016 Interior
The cabin also compliments the exterior. The 4 sports seats are covered with Recaro cloth and offer the passenger 6 way lumber supports. The instrument panel is home to “MyFordf” touch interface with SYNC voice commands and navigation system, climate control, 6 speaker audio system and USB charging ports. The center console is slimmer and the dash is narrower which makes the cabin roomier than its predecessor. The steering wheel is covered in leather and is smaller in size which makes it easier to use than the older larger one.
New 2016 Ford Mustang GT Engine, Horsepower, 0-60
Three different 2016 Mustang GT engine choices will be available. The standard is a 3.7 liter V6 engine. The standard can produce 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The second engine is a 2.3 liter turbo charged Ecoboost 4C engine which can produce 310 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. The last and not the least is a 5.0 liter double overhead cam V8 engine which is offered with either six speed manual or automatic transmission. The 5.0 liter can produce 435 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
The 5.0 liter takes 4.5 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph and produces a top speed of 164 mph.
The new Ford Mustang GT fuel economy for the 3.7 liter, 2.3 liter and 5.0 liter are 26, 25 and 19 mpg (combined) respectively.
Release Date and Price
The release date has not yet been announced by Ford regarding its GT model, but rumors say that it will be available for sale later this year. The base price for the new 2016 Ford Mustang GT coupe ranges around 35 thousand dollars and by adding other premium features the price rises to the 45 thousand dollar range.
The Mustang is all in all a pony, true to its name. A performance oriented car, which is bound to top the respective market in which it will be sold.
Competition: 2016 Mustang Ecoboost, BMW M3 and Audi RS3