A mighty Mustang
front and rear suspension resulting in more European handling but the convertible naturally suffers from losing the roof and it is more of a cruiser.
You can feel more flex in its body on rough surfaces or tight corners but it is a price worth paying if you really want to pose.
This manual version with a six speed gearbox costs £41,595 and nothing else on sale can match its power or dramatic looks for that kind of money. The smaller engine version can be had for about four grand less but you really should splash the cash and enjoy the V8.
It is good for 62mph in just 4.8 seconds before going on to a top speed of 155mph.
Running costs with emissions of 289g/km and an average 22mpg will not be cheap but that will not matter to most owners.
The Mustang features selectable drive modes operated via toggle switches in the centre console and these can be used to adjust the electronic stability control, throttle responses, and steering to match Normal, Sport+, Track or Snow/Wet settings. There are also options to adjust the weight and feel of the steering.
The acceleration is blistering and the steering light and precise while the Brembo brakes fitted to the 5.0-litre help you to slow it down quickly when you need to.
I have to admit I think the car is much better with automatic transmission as the manual offers no real advantage.
The Mustang was a bit of a handful in the wet and you had to be wise and not pour on the power too quickly.
Inside it offers lots of equipment coupled with some neat retro styling touches and all the latest technology including an eight-inch colour touchscreen with a nine-speaker sound system with SYNC 2 connectivity to multi-media devices. You also get Bluetooth, a rear view camera and lots of other toys.
Fork out an extra £795 and you add sat nav with a premium 12-speaker Shaker Pro Premium audio system.
Some of the plastics are not up to top European standards but this car has so much going for it that you won’t care.
With four seats and a decent sized boot, the Mustang convertible is surprisingly practical.
Don’t buy one if you want to stay out of the spotlight as this legend attracts attention everywhere it goes.
Thankfully it was all positive with other motorists and pedestrians admiring its sensational looks and noise.
Dream machine A car which attracts looks wherever it goes