“So how does it sound?”
That’s the number one question people ask as soon as I tell them I’m driving a four-cylinder Mustang. Mind you, this isn’t an ordinary four-pot pony car. The last time a Mustang was powered by a 2.3L engine it was an embarrassing bargain-priced wheezer that mustered a measly 105 hp. It was also 1993, and the mighty 5.0 of
Okay, let's get this straight right off the top: The redesigned sixth-generation 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible , fitted with the twin-turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, is a great car.
Let's not get all wound-up complaining that Mustang's new-for-2015 EcoBoost engine is the emasculation of the North American muscle car. It's no
Detroit, MI – The Mustang still seems fresh off its 2015 redesign, but it will pony up more power, technology and style, while offing its base V6 engine for the 2018 Ford Mustang coming this fall.
“If it doesn’t look good, it’s not going to sell.”
The most surprising aspect is that the still-fresh Mustang will receive a noticeable tweak
Ford's already told us that the 2018 Mustang will get Drag Race mode and Burnout Mode , but now they've told us that it's going to get quiet mode too. Ford's adding what they're dubbing "Good Neighbour Mode" for making silent early morning exits.
It all started when somebody called the police on Steve von Foerster. Von Foerster was enjoying a
The California hills are vivid orange in the hours after dawn. A squirrel darts across Mulholland drive and dives into the bushes, alarmed by the bark from the 5.0L V8 engine as I downshift. I look almost through the passenger window, ease my foot from the brake pedal, and turn in. Almost 180 degrees later, the Mustang takes a set, squats, and walk
You know how you imagined the Scion FR-S / Subaru BR-Z being pretty awesome with about 100 more horsepower? Or how you figured the Challenger or Camaro would be pretty slick if things were smaller, lighter, and tighter in the controls? Or how you figured the Genesis Coupe would be pretty swell with a more refined interior and even sharper reflexes?
That is hot! ” said my fiancée (now wife) as I pulled up to the curb, my cop-bait blue tester growling its own note of appreciation back at her. It was probably thinking a reciprocal thought. I felt like a bit of a boss. Five-point-oh litres of torque-monster rumbling under swooping hood in front of me, long coupe doors swinging open to let my bea
Ford says the new Mustang GT is the fastest one yet, thanks to more power quicker shifting, stickier tires, and an all-new Drag Strip mode.
The new Drag Strip mode is one of five selectable modes that drivers can choose from. This one is designed for maximum acceleration and straight-line performance. It is controlled by the 10-speed automatic
Turbocharged engines used to be special because they were rare and exotic. Today, turbocharged engines are everywhere. That’s because turbocharging is, by a landslide, the most common way to make an engine more powerful – though it’s far from the only way to get the job done.
My assigned unit was number K0484. We had a good time. Sound effects
After a half-century of pony-car power, making a new Mustang is a tall order for Ford. They've got to keep the diehard fans happy, woo new customers, build and expand the brand, introduce new technology, keep the old-school flavour of the car, and showcase the whole shebang to an expectant world. No pressure.
We're here in Los Angeles, Car Cit
As I sit writing this, I can still hear them. Not figuratively, not “in my mind’s ear” hear them. I can literally hear them: a brace of Dark Highland Green (and one or two Shadow Black) 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitts, active-valve performance exhausts blaring as they make their way through the hills and valleys in and around Golden Gate State Park in N
Have you heard? The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is just the craziest.
It’s set lap records. It has carbon fibre. Its shocks are made of magnets and witchcraft. It has brake rotors the size of trash-can lids, tires stickier than warmed toffee, and a grille designed to suck up great big chunks of the atmosphere and turn them into downforce an
To some folks, a road trip is a long, slow exercise in tedium; nothing more than necessity in travelling between point A and B. To others, like your humble scribe, they are so much more than that.
A road trip can (and should) represent a break from daily life; a change of pace, change of scenery and even a change of character if you want. Choosi
If anyone asks, we ate our vegetables. And went to bed early, avoided sugar, got plenty of fresh air, kept to a minimum of screen time, and didn’t spend all our pocket money on Hot Wheels. If anyone asks. Got your stories straight?
Is it too much? Yes, absolutely.
And we definitely, definitely , didn’t do any burnouts. Ahem. Don’t tell
Throughout my adolescence, my older brother would invariably come home from a summer job with some form of automotive “project” to keep him occupied through the long winter months. I was about 12 when he showed up in a ’69 Mustang Mach 1, a flatulent, scabrous warrior that was nonetheless one of the most beautiful things I’d ever seen. You’d be har