The Mustang Continues To Power Through
The Mustang is Ford’s longest-produced nameplate, having been in existence since 1965. Over the years, the car has undergone several restructuring and remodelling from a 2-door coupe to a 3-door hatchback, 2-door fastback to 2-door convertible, the Mustang is simply a favourite among car-lovers. Ford knows this, which is why the car is the only model exempted in the automakers’ mass axing of its older models.
As Ford works towards an all-electric operation; to be actualised by 2030, many of its petrol and diesel nameplates that have been in the market for decades are now to be phased out in production so that the company can focus more on its greener projects. Only the Mustang has been slated to continue production, which attests to the favour the model has found in various markets in its almost-six decades of existence.
Of all the versions of the Mustang released in 2021, the basic; EcoBoost has the following specifications:
Engine – 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
Horsepower – 310 hp
Torque – 350 lb-ft
Transmission – 6-speed manual transmission; 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; and 10-speed automatic transmission.
Driver Type – rear-wheel drive
Note that these specifications increase as you go up in model, with the Shelby GT500 boasting specifications unmatched by most cars in the category.
Secure child car seats in the rear.
High-quality interior and exterior design options give it the sleek and elegant look it is known for.
Standard and advanced safety measures including blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, rear cross-traffic alert, rain-sensing windshield wipers, pedestrian detection, rear parking sensors, and many more.
High quality infotainment system including the upgraded SYNC 3 system which has all the features of most modern cars and more.
The pricing is one of the reasons the Mustang has always found a place in the market over six generations. The cost is simply pocket-friendly and compensates enough for the value being given. The 2021 model has a starting price of $27,155 on the Ford website for the basic model and increases for the higher model until $72,900 for the Shelby GT500.
The sleek interior and exterior designs
Several user-friendly features
Cramped rear space
The latest version of the Mustang, the 2021 model is ranked #1 in the sport cars and convertibles categories. The car has an overall rating of 8.8 stars out of 10 considering 9.6 in critics rating, 9.1 in performance, 7.0 in interior, and 9.3 in safety.
Some Facts About The Mustang
The Mustang sold 400,000 units in its first year, making it the most successful launch in Ford’s history.
The 2021 Mustang comes in various models including the EcoBoost Fastback, EcoBoost Premium Fastback, EcoBoost Convertible, GT Fastback, EcoBoost Premium Convertible, GT Premium Fastback, GT Premium Convertible, Mach 1, Mach 1 Premium, and Shelby GT500.
The Ford Mustang has a reputable presence in racing circuits. The car has competed in several drag racing, circuit racing, stock car racing, and other competitions, including the Australian 2019 Supercars Championship, where it placed first.
Throughout the years, the Mustang has won several awards, one of which was the Tiffany Gold Medal for excellence in American design, won by the 1965 model. It was the first automobile to win the award.