2017 Ford Mustang GT: Ultimate Guide

2017 Ford Mustang GT

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.

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

 

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