Only one manual Mustang GT coming

Only one manual Mustang GT coming

2015Mustang_t6r845dccccFord has announced pricing for the all-new Ford Mustang Fastback and Convertible.

There is only one manual transmission offered in the 5-litre V8 GT Fastback, all other engine and body configurations are solely equipped with an automatic transmission.

The new Mustang arrives later this year with a recommended retail price (RRP) starting at $56,990 for the Fastback variant featuring an automatic transmission with a 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine.

The 2.3-litre Ecoboost-powered Convertible with automatic transmission has a RRP of $61,990.

The V8 GT 5-litre Fastback is available with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission for a RRP of $71,990.

The most expensive version will be the six-speed automatic V8 5-litre GT Convertible, which has an RRP of $76,990.

Ford says the clean-sheet design of both the Mustang Fastback and Convertible evokes the essential character of the vehicle, retaining key design elements of the classic Mustangs recognisable to car fans everywhere, including the long sculpted hood and short rear deck, with a contemporary execution.

Ford says that Mustang convertible drivers will appreciate the standard multilayer insulated cloth top that gives the car an upscale appearance and a quiet cabin. The top has a sleek profile when folded for open-air motoring.

Large, clear instrumentation puts vehicle information right in front of the driver in the cabin with an aviation-inspired cockpit, while ergonomic and tactile switches and knobs provide control. The vehicle’s width and new rear suspension contribute to improved shoulder and hip room for passengers and a usefully shaped boot space that can accommodate two golf bags.

The new Ford Mustang features all-new front and rear suspensions. At the front, a new perimeter sub-frame helps to stiffen the front structure while reducing mass, providing a strong foundation for more predictable wheel control that benefits handling, steering and ride.

The new double ball-joint front MacPherson strut system also enables the use of large and powerful brakes. Both 2.3‑litre EcoBoost and V8 GT Mustang models will feature performance brake packages behind standard 19‑inch wheels.

At the rear is an all-new integral-link independent rear suspension. The geometry, springs, dampers and bushings all have been modified and tuned for this high-performance application. New aluminium rear knuckles help reduce unsprung mass for improved ride and handling.

The new Mustang features a significant number of technologies providing drivers with enhanced information, control, and connectivity says Ford.

It will feature high levels of connectivity via Ford’s SYNC2 system. Ford’s infotainment system features a high-resolution, 8-inch colour touch screen and voice control for easier access to audio, navigation, climate control and compatible mobile phones.

More than nine million Mustangs have been sold since it was first launched in 1964.

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