2016 Ford Mustang GT: Ultimate Guide

2016 Ford Mustang GT

2016 Ford Mustang GT

The 2016 Mustang GT comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic xenon headlights, LED taillights with sequential turn signals, a limited-slip rear differential, keyless ignition and entry, cruise control, air-conditioning, manual front seats with driver-side height adjustment, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a rearview camera, the Sync voice control system, Bluetooth, a 4.2-inch central display screen, MyKey parental controls (including a speed limiter, a volume limiter and geofencing), Track Apps performance telemetry and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and dual USB ports. It also comes with its own wheel design and adds 435 horse power Coyote V-8 engine, a six-way power passenger seat, aluminum dashboard trim and active noise cancellation. IT also has upgraded brakes, electronic line-lock to enable warming of the rear tires, and launch control on manual transmission only.

Options for the GT are Recaro sport seats, Brembo front brakes and a Torsen limited-slip differential. Also offered is a Black Accent package (19-inch black alloy wheels, black-out badges, black rear spoiler). Other options also include a spoiler delete, shorter gearing for more responsive acceleration, a sport-tuned suspension, upgraded brakes, a larger radiator, sport-tuned steering and stability control settings, different aluminum dash trim and additional gauges.

The GT Premium comes with most of the standard GT options but it substitutes leather Recaro sport seats, and also offers a Premier Trim with Color Accent package consisting of a charcoal black interior, color-accented leather upholstery, unique door trim, a navigation system, adaptive cruise control with forward collision alert, automatic wipers, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, driver memory settings (not available with the Recaro seats), HD radio and a 12-speaker Shaker audio system. Also offered is a California Special package (19-inch black alloy wheels, a more prominent rear spoiler and special exterior and interior trim details)

All GT’s come equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 that cranks out 435 HP and 400 lb-ft. Fuel economy estimates stand at 19 mpg combined (15/25) with the manual coupe, 19 mpg combined (16/25) with the automatic coupe and 18 mpg combined (15/24) with the automatic convertible. The GT goes from 0-60 in about 4.7 seconds. The V-8 engine does add nose weight, but the car handles like a dream, has no vibration and is an absolute dream to drive.

Specs & Performance

type Series Production Car
built at Flat Rock, Michigan, USA
price £/td> £34000
engine V8
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
ignition Coil-on-Plug
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Sequential Multiport Electronic
displacement 4951 cc / 302.13 in³
bore 92.2 mm / 3.63 in
stroke 92.7 mm / 3.65 in
compression 11.0:1
power 313 kw / 419.7 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 84.77 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 250.12 bhp per tonne
torque 529 nm / 390.2 ft lbs @ 4250 rpm
front tires F-255/40 R-275/40 R19
rear tires F-255/40 R-275/40 R19
front brakes Discs w/Brembo 6-Piston Calipers
f brake size 34 x 380 mm / 1.34 x 14.96 in
rear brakes Discs w/Single Calipers
r brake size 25 x 330 mm / 0.98 x 12.99 in
front wheels F 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19 x 9 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 24.1 cm / 19 x 9.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension MacPherson Struts
r suspension Integral-link Independent
curb weight 1678 kg / 3700 lbs
wheelbase 2720 mm / 107.1 in
front track 1570 mm / 61.8 in
rear track 1637 mm / 64.4 in
length 4784 mm / 188.3 in
width 1916 mm / 75.4 in
height 1381 mm / 54.4 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.657:1, 2.430:1, 1.686:1, 1.315:1, 1.00:1, 0.65:1
final drive 3.55:1
top speed ~249.40 kph / 155 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.4 seconds