It took a while for the chaps in charge of Driving Seat Orientation at Ford HQ to make the change. But even with over fifty years of the left-hand drive Mustang chanting “USA, USA”, the famous Ford powerhouse still managed to become a household name, eponymous with muscle-car culture the world over. Including us lot here in the UK.
“Adding 25 horses on top of the previous V8’s already impressive grunt brings the 2018 version to a tyre-blending 460bhp”
In it’s latest Anglo-friendly guise, the Mustang packs the all familiar 5.0-litre V8 up front (they’ll also stick a 2.3 four cylinder if your Nan’s after one) that’s now mated to either a six-speed manual or a ten-speed auto.
Adding 25 horses on top of the previous V8’s already impressive grunt brings the 2018 version to a tyre-blending 460bhp. Add to that built-in line-lock functionality, track and drag modes, four exhaust volume settings and you’re in for a hairy chested, noisy, sideways, bright, bold and lairy fastback that turns heads, puts fingers in ears and delights all true muscle car fans.
“You’re in for a hairy chested, noisy, sideways, bright, bold and lairy fastback”
But enough of that. When we got our hands on this rather vibrant 2019 Need for Green model, we thought we’d spend some quality time with the old girl in a brand new feature: In Detail. This is our look at all the pretty bits of our favourite rides through our trusty camera lens. Enjoy.