THE Ford Mustang is a contrary car: beloved of Baby Boomers yearning for a re-run of a misspent youth; or 14-year-old schoolboys fuelled by raging hormones wishing they could own one.
Wrong. Having spent time with a new ‘Pony 34’ (its rego number), most interesting was the appeal of the red GT Fastback shown by young adult females, snapping selfies and sitting behind the wheel, perhaps dreaming of cruising Rodeo Drive.
Maybe I did not get it, but Ford certainly did. Here’s what one Blue Oval bloke thinks: “The visceral look, sound and performance of Mustang resonates with people, even if they’ve never driven one. It is more than just a car – it is the heart and soul of Ford.” DEREK OGDEN