2013 Ford Mustang unveiled
The new Ford Mustang is based on the 2012MY and brings a bunch of minor styling updates as well as some hardware improvements. According to the Blue Oval, the design updates that they’ve did were meant to make the Mustang look more masculine and aggressive.
As far as the exterior is concerned, the 2013 Mustang comes with a new more prominent grill for all the models in the lineup, a functional hood air extractor for the GT model, a new front splitter, new design for the rear lights, body-colored rocker panels, along with a glossy rear panel that has the “Mustang” emblem. Other than that, the new Mustang has been fitted as standard with HID and LED headlights and tail lamps.
The most significant change inside the cabin would have to be the new 4.2-inch LCD screen that can be controlled through a five-way button mounted on the steering wheel. The Track Apps function is able to display not only the regular range information and fuel consumption details, but also braking times, g forces, automatic and countdown starts, along with acceleration times in 0-60 and quarter-mile increments.
Clients will be able to order one of the two new audio systems for the 2013 Mustang. The first one has eight speakers and 370 watts, while the other one comes with nine speakers and 550 watts. The option list available for the entire range now includes the leather- or cloth-trimmed Recaro seats from the Shelby GT500 and the Boss 302.
Ford has also increased the output of the engine to 420 hp, which is 8 hp more when compared to the outgoing 5.0 GT. It can be linked to a new 6-speed SelectShift automatic gearbox that allows the driver of the Mustang to shift the gears through a button located on the side of the shifter.
The Mustang GTs fitted with a manual transmission can be ordered with the optional GT Track package that includes an upgraded radiator, engine cooler, 14-inch vented front discs, performance friction brake pads, 19-inch alloys, the Torsen limited slip differential from the Boss 302 model, along with summer performance tires.
The automatic Mustangs can be ordered with the V6 Performance Package, while manual models can be bought with the hill start assist system. Both manual and automatic Mustangs can be purchased with the Brembo Brake Package.
The 2013 Ford Mustang will make its public debut this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show and it will hit showrooms in the United States in Q1 2012.
Source: Ford via Carscoop
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