2021 Mustang GT500
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2021 Ford Mustang GT: Ultimate In-Depth Guide

2021 Ford Mustang GT Overview

For performance buffs the world over, few vehicles are as worthy a second glance as the Ford Mustang. With nearly 60 years’ worth of subsequent development beneath its belt, the Mustang is nothing shy of a highly-refined street beast, which carries more than enough power beneath its hood to silence all skeptics.

For the 2021 model year, the Mustang picks up where it left off the year prior. More specifically, the 2021 Mustang GT continues its march toward performance superiority, packing 460 horsepower worth of attitude along the way. For those with a preference for speed and a fear of nothing, sitting behind the wheel of the supercharged 2021 Mustang GT500 will serve as the realization of a long-awaited dream. With 760 horsepower awaiting the next stab of the accelerator, the GT500 is sure to send your heart rate spiraling into the danger zone.

Model 2021 Ford Mustang GT
Generation 6th Generation Mustang
Type 2 Door
Body Styles Fastback, Convertible
Engines 5.0L Ti-VCT V8, 5.2 L Cross Plane V8 Supercharged (GT500)
Original Price $36,120 (Base Fastback), $45,620 (Base Convertible)
Units Produced TBD

Background & Details

Red 2021 Ford Mustang GT
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For decades, Mustangs carrying the GT designation have served as track-worthy warriors, pounding the pavement with unabashed resolve. The 2021 Mustang GT is no exception to this rule and comes equipped with Ford’s 5.0L Ti-VCT V8, in all but the GT500 model. Those wishing to punish the pavement into submission can take ownership of the new 2021 GT500, complete with a supercharged 5.2L Cross Plane V8, which is rated at 760 horsepower @ 7,000 RPM, and 625 lb/ft @ 5,000 RPM.

The 2021 Mustang GT also features a host of additional performance upgrades, outside of those that lie beneath its hood. All Mustang GT models come equipped with what Ford refers to as the GT Performance Package.

This package includes 6-piston Brembo front brakes, heavy-duty suspension components, unique chassis tuning, a larger radiator, and a TORSEN differential (3.73 manual or 3.55 automatic). The Mustang GT can also be paired to a consumer’s choice of a 6-speed manual transmission, or 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.

Aside from the Mustang GT’s abundant performance merit, Ford has also outfitted those cars within the top tier of their flagship model with enough aesthetic appeal to command a second look.

Though similar in looks to those models offered the year prior, the 2021 Mustang GT carries several key points of interest regarding its appearance. Those Mustangs within the GT series come standard with integrated hood vents, LED sequential tail lights, and “Over-the-Top” racing stripes.

Special Edition Models & Variants

2021 Mustang GT Premium Fastback/Convertible

2021 GT500 convertible

The Mustang GT Premium serves as an upgraded version of the base model GT. The difference between the Mustang GT in its base and Premium forms lies in the trim packages offered in conjunction with each of the car’s two tiers.

The GT Premium, offered in both Fastback and Convertible configurations, includes upgraded interior amenities, such as enhanced audio and informant systems, custom trim panel accents, dual-climate control, and restyled seat trim. However, the Premium package does come with an additional expenditure of $4,000 for Fastback models, and nearly $10,000 for convertibles.

2021 Mustang Mach 1

Yellow 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1
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Though not technically part of the GT-family, the 2021 Mustang Mach 1 is more than deserving of a mention. The 2021 model year serves as the first time that the Mach 1 moniker has been officially used since the end of the famed performance car’s last incarnation in 2004.

In its newest form, the Mach 1 features an upgraded version of the base GT’s 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 powerplant, which produces 480 horsepower. Additional points of interest include the Mach 1’s predominantly blacked-out hood, blacked-out rear spoiler, and signature side striping, all of which pays homage to the original Mach 1.

2021 Mustang Shelby GT500 Fastback

2021 Ford Mustang GT500

Standing as the undisputed king of all 2021 Mustangs, the GT500 packs enough performance beneath its hood to make even the most undeterred of performance buffs weak in the knees. With 760 horsepower and 625 lb./ft. of horsepower on tap, there is a lot to love about the GT500.

At the heart of this beast, resides a supercharged 5.2L Cross Plane V8, which is every bit as efficient as it is powerful. However, this top-tier performance comes with a high-end price tag as well. Those looking to purchase a 2021 GT500 should be prepared to shell out 72,900, before the selection of additional options.

Specifications, Options & Detailed Stats

2021 Ford Mustang GT Production Numbers

2021 production numbers haven’t been published yet as of this time.

2021 Ford Mustang GT Options and Pricing

The base 2021 Mustang GT continues to be of great value at $36,120. The GT Fastback Convertible is also still a great bang for your buck coming in at $45,620. The sleek Mustang Mach 1 commands a price tag of $52,720. The priciest Mustang is the 2021 Shelby GT500 priced at over $72,000.

Grouping Description Retail Price
Base Model 2 Door GT Fastback $36,120.00
Base Model 2 Door GT Fastback Premium $40,120.00
Base Model 2 Door GT Convertible Premium $45,620.00
Base Model 2 Door Shelby GT500 Fastback $72,900.00
Base Model 2 Door Mustang Mach 1 $52,720.00

2021 Ford Mustang GT Exterior & Interior Colors

Interior of 2021 Mustang GT Convertible
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The 2021 Ford Mustang GT’s are available in the following 12 colors: Shadow Black, Oxford White, Velocity Blue, Iconic Silver, Race Red, Rapid Red, Ford Performance Blue, Twister Orange, Grabber Yellow, Antimatter Blue, Fighter Jet Gray, and Carbonized Gray.

The interior is available in the following colors or color combinations: Ebony, Ceramic, Tan, Showstopper Red, Midnight Blue w/ Grabber Blue Stitch, Ebony w/ Smoke Gray Accents, Ebony w/ Orange

2021 Ford Mustang GT Engine Specifications

2021 Mustang GT 5.0 engine
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No matter how you slice it, the 2021 Mustang GT is a force to be reckoned with. In its base form, the GT features Ford’s 5.0L Ti-VCT V8, which pumps out 460 horsepower at 7,000 RPM, and 420 lb./ft. of torque at 4,600 RPM. The 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 also boasts a top speed of 155 MPH.

At the upper end of the echelon, the 2021 GT500 comes equipped with a 5.2L Cross Plane V8, which is unfathomably powerful on every front. The supercharged V8 produces 760 horsepower at 7,000 RPM and 625 lb./ft. of torque at 5,000 RPM.

The GT500 also rockets to a top speed of 186 MPH. For those in search of a thrill like none other, the GT500 is sure to warrant its $72,900 sales price.

Engine Name Fuel Power ([email protected]) Torque (lb/[email protected])
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 Electronic Fuel Injection 460 @ 7,000 RPM 420 lb/ft @ 4,600 RPM
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 Electronic Fuel Injection 460 @ 7,000 RPM 420 lb/ft @ 4,600 RPM
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 Electronic Fuel Injection 460 @ 7,000 RPM 420 lb/ft @ 4,600 RPM
5.2L Cross Plane V8 Supercharged 760 @ 7,000 RPM 625 lb/ft @ 5,000 RPM
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 Electronic Fuel Injection 480 @ 7,000 RPM 420 lb/ft @ 4,600 RPM

2021 Ford Mustang GT Dimensions & Weight

There are only minor differences between the base GT model and the GT500, in regards to weight and overall dimensions.

Description Measure GT Measure GT500 Measure Mach 1
Wheelbase 107.1 inches 107 inches 107.1 inches
Exterior Length 188.5 inches 190.2 inches 188.5 inches
Exterior Height-Fastback 54.3 inches 54.3 inches 54.3 inches
Width Excluding Mirrors 75.4 inches 76.6 inches 75.4 inches
Trunk Capacity- Fastback 13.5 cu.ft. 13.5 cu.ft. 13.5 cu.ft.
Trunk Capacity-Convertible 11.4 cu.ft. 11.4 cu.ft.
Curb Weight (manual/auto) 3,730/3,752 lbs 3,730/3,752 lbs 3,730/3,752 lbs
Curb Weight Convertible (manual/auto) 3,916/3,932 lbs

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2021 Mustang GT500
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2021 Ford Mustang GT Performance

Below we have 0-60 mph, top speed, and quarter mile times for the 2021 Mustang GT range, where they are available. As shown by the numbers below, the GT500’s performance superiority is undisputed, making it one of the most potent of all American performance cars for the 2021 model year.

Variant 0-60 mph (sec) 0-100 mph (sec) Quarter Mile Top Speed
2021 Ford Mustang GT 4.2 seconds 12.2 seconds 155 mph
2020 Ford Mustang GT

Premium

4.2 seconds 12.2 seconds 155 mph
2020 Ford Mustang GT

Premium Convertible

4.2 seconds 12.2 seconds 155 mph
2021 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 3.6 seconds 6.6 seconds 9.3 seconds 186 mph
2021 Ford Mustang

Mach 1

4.2 seconds 12.2 seconds 163 mph

2021 Ford Mustang GT VIN Information

The VIN information for the 2021 Mustang GT has not been released. However, below is an example of the 2020 Mustang Vin DeCoder chart.

2021 Ford Mustang GT Videos

We managed to find some great video reviews of the 2021 Mustang GT, so definitely check those out.