For 2017, the Mustang GT model can be purchased starting at $32,645. Once again it features a 5.0L V8 engine. The GT offers all the features from the models before it, plus performance features like engine oil cooler, hood vents for extra engine cooling, performance brake system, and standard 18″ wheels. For a bit more money you can get the GT Premium which starts at $36,645 and also comes standard with the V8 engine. The GT Premium holds many of the same features as the GT model, but offers upgraded interior features and the ability to add even more option groups like the $2,000 California Special package performance packages.
The 2017 model year was the fastest and best-handling GT yet. In a wickedly deep-throated 5.0L rumble. It also pulls 0.98 lateral gs thanks in part to its fully independent suspension. The system has nearly 10x better anti-lift properties than the one it replaced, providing significantly better pitch control for aggressive starts and stops. As Motor Trend said, “… Mustang GT is the whole package, with an exhaust that’s muscular when exercised, a controlled ride, and an interior you don’t have to make excuses for.”
Designed by Ford Performance in cooperation with RECARO, the racing-inspired RECARO sport front seats1 are trimmed in cloth on GT (shown) or leather on GT Premium. Long highway runs. High-speed passing. Advanced driverassist technologies like adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with brake support,1 and BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert1 can help you excel during these and other real-world challenges. Turn up the heat everywhere you go in a California Special1 GT Premium. Outside, it gets a performance air splitter, black grilles, the tri-bar Pony logo, a raised decklid spoiler, unique striping and 19″ wheels. Inside, red stitching intensifies its Ebony leather and Miko® sueded cloth trim. The aviation-inspired cockpit design puts the controls for features like the heated and cooled front seats,1 and dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control1 easily within reach.
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.