Ford Mustang has received a rousing reception during the early test drives of the hero car set for Australia in the third quarter of next year.
“It was surprisingly good. Very good. So much better than any Mustang you’ve ever driven,” according to USA’s Autoweek magazine.
The praise continues with Australian motoring writers.
“This is a Mustang that drives like no pony car before,” says Jez Spinks on Caradvice.com.au
For Joshua Dowling, the hard-nosed car critic at Carsguide, the car definitely made an impact.
“To paraphrase Crocodile Dundee, “Now, that’s a Mustang,” he says.
“I can’t repeat in front of a polite audience the exact words that came out of my mouth having floored the V8 Mustang for the first time, but suffice to say I said it a lot.
“It’s a good thing Ford put big brakes on the new Mustang because you use them quite a bit to slow down – just so that you can floor it back up to the speed limit again,” he enthuses.
There will be four-cylinder EcoBoost and five-litre V8 engines for the Aussie Mustang, as well as much-needed independent rear suspension and even a ‘line locker’ for the front brakes, to make it easy for burnouts.
Australian preview drives of the Mustang are not expected until just before the middle of next year, although orders are already being taken with dealers talking prices around $60,000.