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We sample the new right-hand-drive Ford Mustang


Whenever I'm seated behind a V8 my face seems to adopt a set impression - not a smile from ear to ear but more like a stern pout acknowledging that this car means business.

It was no different when I tested the all-new Ford Mustang last week, and as I was only allowed it for a short time, any excuse would do to drive around all day in it.

I initially thought this beast must cost way over a bar, but surprise, surprise our test unit,  the Mustang 5.0 GT Fastback 6AT 306kW, weighed in at R839,900 with the top of the range convertible costing R899,900 - seriously good value for money we think.

At first glance it's unimposing but the new Mustang has not lost its design elements as it still boasts a  wide stance, a long sculpted hood and a short rear deck.

The 5.0-litre V8 produces a hefty 306kW with 530Nm of torque. The Stang is the most powerful and fastest-accelerating Ford ever sold in South Africa and claims imply that the V8 Fastback manual sprints from 0-100km/h in just 4.8 seconds.

This is a superb driver's car and it was comfortable gurgling around town but of course the tingle factor really kicks in when you can  drop the hammer and feel the exceptional acceleration from the V8.

If you consider what M3s are going for now I think we will see plenty of Ford Mustangs on our roads in future.

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