2013 Ford Mustang GT: Ultimate Guide

2013 Ford Mustang GT

Still A Great All Around Sports Car

The new 2013 Mustang GT, which Ford made available in spring 2012, brings a crisper silhouette and a number of overall refinements. Following many of the styling cues of the famous 1970 Boss 302, the new 2013 Mustang GT receives new, more aggressive front and rear styling.

The front grille and fascia have been made to look stronger and more aggressive without appearing boxy, including a new front splitter. The hood of the new 2013 Mustang GT has received heat extractors that are not only functional, but look good.

The extra styling touches included changing the previously blacked out rocker area to body color and performing the reverse treatment on the rear tail panel, with a new gloss black panel reminiscent of the 70’s Boss Mustang and Mach 1 (minus the flat black honeycomb) cars. And the rear tail light bezels have a new smoked appearance, further blending them with the new rear treatment.

The 2013 Ford Mustang GT specs include some new wheel finishes and styling changes. The standard 18″ painted aluminum wheel has had it’s design updated. Ford’s new optional 19 inch wheel, comes in a gloss black finish, matching the new rear end treatment, and a machined face for a more substantial look.

The overall theme for the 2013 Mustang GT is refinement of the overall package and that includes interior details and specs. The changes you see, are subtle but interesting. The shifter nob, for example, finally receives a much needed facelift, making it much more sophisticated looking and getting rid of it’s previously dated and cheap appearance.

The standard 18-inch painted aluminum wheel on both GT and premium GT is an evolution of the five-spoke design. The 19-inch optional GT wheel comes with a gloss-black finish with machined face for a more sinister look. Also new on V6 and GT are optional leather-trimmed or cloth Recaro® seats that are currently available on the Shelby GT500 and Boss 302. Designed to enhance the high-performance driving experience, lateral bolsters in the cushion and seatback are used to ensure drivers have the support needed on the track during hard cornering and to deliver a comfortable ride.

A new option, the GT Track Package, debuts for 2013 for customers who want to push their Mustang even further at the track. Available only on manual GT Mustangs with a 3.73 axle, the package gives track enthusiasts an engine cooler, upgraded radiator, performance friction brake pads and the same Torsen® differential that’s on Mustang Boss 302. The package includes everything in the current Brembo™ Brake Package, with 14-inch vented front discs, unique 19-inch alloy wheels and summer performance tires.

Other optional package updates for 2013 include offering the Brembo Brake Package on both manual and automatic transmissions on Mustang GT.

The good news is that under the hood things stay pretty much the same. The epic 5.0 liter Ford Coyote V8 is the engine of choice.  Horsepower for the Coyote engine jumps from a healthy 412 horsepower to an even 420 horsepower and torque specs reach 390 lbs at 4,250 rpm, using breathing lessons learned from the Boss 302. 2013 Mustang GT weight for standard transmission equipped coupes, is rated at 3,618 lbs and only a few pounds more for the automatic cars, which tip the scales at 3,675 lbs.

 

Basic GT Features

POWERTRAIN/FUNCTIONAL
• 5.0L 4V Ti-VCT V8 Engine
• 6-speed Manual Transmission
• Easy Fuel® Capless Fuel Fill
• MyKey®
• Power Brakes – Vented 4-wheel disc
• Rear-window Defroster
• Remote Keyless-entry
• Selectable effort Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS)

EXTERIOR
• 18″ X 8″ Sparkle Silver Painted Aluminum Wheel
• Auto Headlamps
• Dark Chrome Pony in Grille
• Decklid Spoiler
• Dual Bright Rolled Exhaust Tips
• HID Head Lamps
• LED Fog Lamps
• LED Sequential Tail Lamps
• Mini Spare Tire – Tire Mobility Kit replaces mini spare tire when Brembo™ Package (55D) is ordered
• Mirrors – Body-color, Dual Power with Integrated Blind Spot Mirror
• Rear-quarter Mounted AM/FM Antenna

INTERIOR
• Air Conditioning – Manual
• Audio – Premium AM/FM stereo w/Single-CD & Clock
• Audio Input Jack
• Console – Full armrest with locking storage
• Covered Cupholder – 2
• Floor Mats – front, black • Footrest – Driver
• Instrument Cluster – Chrome accent four gauge cluster and register vents
• Interior Trunk Release
• Lamps – Center High-Mounted Dome (Coupe Only)
• Lighted Bezel (Convertible Only)
• Map Pockets – Backside of driver and passenger seats (NA with Recaro® seats)
• Powerpoint (2)
• Seats – Cloth Bucket, 2-way Manual Passenger, 4-way Manual Driver and 4-way Adjustable Head Restraint (Splitfold rear-seats on coupe)
• Steering Wheel – Leather-wrapped with tilt, speed control and audio controls
• Sun Visors – Multi Purpose Storage System and Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
• Windows/Locks – Power 1-touch Up/Down Driver and Passenger Windows

SAFETY & SECURITY
• AdvanceTrac® with Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
• Driver/Passenger Side-Impact Airbags
• Dual Front Airbags
• LATCH (Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children) System
• Personal Safety System™ for Driver and front-passenger
• SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft (PATS)
• SOS Post Crash Alert System™
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Basic GT Options

Equipment Group/ Option Option Code 300A 301A
Tech Package
• SYNC®
• 6-way Power Driver Seat
• Auto-Dimming Mirror
Included
Reverse Sensing System & Security Package 
• Reverse Sensing System
• Active Anti-Theft System
• Wheel Locking Kit
43S Optional Optional
Recaro® Cloth Sport Seats (Manual Adjustment) Coupe Only Note: Requires (UW) trim 88U Optional Optional
3.55:1 Limited-slip rear-axle (Coupe with Manual Transmission only) 455 Optional Optional
3.73:1 Limited-slip rear-axle (Coupe with Manual Transmission only) 457 Optional Optional
Brembo™ Brake Package 55D Optional Optional
GT Track Package (Coupe with Manual Transmission only)
• Brembo™ Brake package content plus the following
– TORSEN® helical differential with 3.73:1 axle ratio
– Boss® 302 Radiator
– Engine oil cooler
55R Optional Optional
Gotta Have it Green Metallic Tri-Coat HD Optional Optional
Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat RZ Optional Optional
Spoiler Delete 13D Optional
All-weather Floor Mats

GT Premium Standard Features

All Base GT Equipment Plus those below.

EXTERIOR

• Cloth Convertible Top
• Convertible Boot

INTERIOR
• Ambient Lighting – Map pockets, Sill Plates, Cupholders and Front & Rear foot wells
• Auto-Dimming Mirror • Bright Aluminum Accent Dash Appliqués, Pedal Covers Scuff Plate, Shifter Knob
• Bright Chrome Door Speaker Surrounds
• Door trim panel Inserts
• Leather-wrapped steering wheel with new LCD controls
• New instrument cluster w/4.2″ LCD message center and MyColor® and Track Apps
• Satellite Radio (6 mos. Complimentary SIRIUS® Subscription, N/A in AK & HI)
• Seats – Leather, 6-way Power-adjustable Driver, 4-way Adjustable Head Restraint and Power Lumbar (Split fold rearseats on coupe)
• Shaker™ Sound System • SYNC® • Universal garage door opener

GT Premium Options

Mustang V8 – Coupe (incl. D&D) P8C Optional Optional Optional
Mustang V8 – Convertible (incl. D&D) P8F Optional Optional Optional
5.0L 4V Ti-VCT V8 Engine 99F Standard Standard Standard
6-speed Manual Transmission 44X Standard Standard Standard
6-speed Auto Transmission w/Select Shift functionality 443 Optional Optional Optional
400A 401A 402A
Equipment Group Mix 60% 20% 20%
Premier Trim with Color Accent
• Charcoal Black interior environment with color accented seats, Unique door-trim with
bright pony badge dark aluminum I/P panel, (N/A with Exterior Stripe Options)
Included
California Special
• Unique Black Billet Grille (upper and lower) with Tri-Bar Pony Badge (w/o fog lamps)
• Unique GT/CS Side Stripes and “5.0” fender badge
• Unique Hood Stripes
• Lower Fascia with fog lamps and air splitter
• Unique 19″x8.5″ Black Painted / Machined-Aluminum Wheels
• Unique Decklid Badge
• Unique I/P Finish Panel
• Black hood vents
• Unique Door-panel inserts with bright Pony badge
• Unique Front and Rear Leather Seats with Miko® Suede Inserts and GT/CS logo
• Premium carpeted front floor mats with embroidered GT/CS logo
• Rear “Diffuser-Style” Lower Fascia
• Pedestal Spoiler • Side Scoops
Included
Reverse Sensing System & Security Package
• Reverse Sensing System
• Active Anti-Theft System
• Wheel Locking Kit
43S Optional Optional
Recaro® Leather Sport Seats (Manual Adjustment) Coupe Only  Note: Requires (SW) trim 88S Optional
Comfort Package
• 6-Way Power Passenger Seat
• Heated Front-seats
• Heated Mirrors with Pony Projection Lights
Note: Not available with Recaro® Seats (88S)
53B Optional Optional Optional
Electronics Package
• Voice-Activated Navigation with SIRIUS® Travel Link™ (includes 6 month complimentary subscription
– Not available in AK & HI)
• Dual-zone Automatic Temperature Control
– with HD Radio™
58N Optional Optional Optional
Brembo™ Brake Package 55D Optional Optional
GT Track Package (Coupe with Manual Transmission only)
• Brembo™ Brake package content plus the following – TORSEN® helical differential with 3.73:1 axle ratio
– Boss® 302 Radiator
– Engine oil cooler
55R Optional Optional
3.55 Limited-slip rear-axle (Coupe with Manual Transmission only) 455 Optional Optional Optional
3.73 Limited-slip rear-axle (Coupe with Manual Transmission only) 457 Optional Optional Optional
18″ Polished Aluminum Wheels 64M Optional Optional
19″ Bright Machined-Aluminum Wheel with Black Painted Windows 64C Optional Optional
19″ Premium Painted Luster Nickel Aluminum Wheels 64V Optional Optional
Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat RZ Optional Optional
Gotta Have it Green Metallic Tri-Coat HD Optional Optional
Spoiler Delete 13D Optional Optional
Rear Video Camera – Requires Decklid Spoiler 77C Optional Optional
Glass Roof 59G Optional Optional Optional
Shaker™ Pro Audio System 918 Optional Optional Optional
California Special Car Cover 974 Optional
Power Code™ Remote Start System (Automatic Transmission only) 603 Optional Optional Optional
GT Coupe Accessory Package 1 – Quarter Window Louvers, Side Scoops 941 Optional Optional
GT Convertible Accessory Package 2 – Side Scoops 942 Optional Optional
GT Coupe/Convertible Accessory Package 4 – Pedestal Spoiler Req. Spoiler Delete
– 13D (N/A with Rearview Camera – 77C)
944 Optional Optional
GT Coupe Accessory Package 5
– Pedestal Spoiler, Side Scoops and Quarter Window Louvers
Req. Spoiler Delete – 13D (N/A with (77C) Rearview Camera or
(941) GT Coupe Accessory Package 1)
945 Optional Optional
GT Convertible Accessory Package 6
– Pedestal Spoiler and Side Scoops
Req. Spoiler Delete – 13D
(N/A with (77C) Rearview Camera, (942) GT Convertible Accessory Package 2)
946 Optional Optional
Racing Stripe, “Over-the-Top”
– Single (Satin Black 85X or White 852)
(N/A with Hood and Side Stripes (943), Glass Roof (59G) or Convertible)
47A Optional Optional Optional
Hood & Side Stripes (Ebony 85D or Silver 85S)
(N/A with 47A)
943 Optional
All-weather Floor Mats 12A Optional Optional Optional

Specs & Performance

type Series Production Car
built at Flat Rock, Michigan, USA
engine 90º V8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Injection
displacement 4951 cc / 302.13 in³
bore 92.2 mm / 3.63 in
stroke 92.7 mm / 3.65 in
compression 9.8:1
power 313.2 kw / 420 bhp
specific output 84.83 bhp per litre
redline 7000
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque w/Aluminum Hood
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Wide-Spoke Aluminum
front tires 235/50ZR-18 Pirelli P Zero Nero
rear tires 235/50ZR-18 Pirelli P Zero Nero
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/Twin-Piston Floating Calipers
f brake size 36 x 336 mm / 1.4 x 13.2 in
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/Single-Piston Floating Calipers
r brake size 19 x 300 mm / 0.7 x 11.8 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Live Axle w/Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar
transmission 6-Speed Manual or 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic
gear ratios 3.66:1, 2.43:1, 1.69:1, 1.32:1, 1.00:1, 0.65:1
final drive 3.11:1
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