So you should probably know I've been a critic of the new Mustang.
Well I finally got to drive a new 2019 Mustang with the new 335 kw 5 litre V8 engine with the 10........yes 10 speed auto box.
It has plenty of power. In fact, I don't know what it will shred first...the rear tyres or your licence.
Took it for a fang along a nice tight & twisty road. Healesville to Toolangi. Us Vics know it well as a popular motorcycle road.
Shifting it into Sports mode and using the paddle shifters I was surprised how well it held the road as I nailed it from corner to corner. It's true what they say....someone else's car always goes harder than your own when you drive it....LOL.
I sounded like an accomplished race car driver as the engine blipped on the down shifts.....nice.
The grip and road holding was outstanding. This car has the standard suspension and factory Michelin tyres. It also had the standard seats which hugged me well. I didn't feel any lateral movement when cranking it thru the corners. You can option the car up with different suspension and Recaro front seats. I wouldn't bother unless you want the bragging rights of having a fully optioned example.
The multi adjustable glass dash is interesting but the menu selection I thought was a bit fiddly. For example it takes 5 or so command selections to change the note of the exhaust. With some familiarity I'm sure it will become quicker & easier to navigate around.
I was less impressed with the interior quality. The multi function steering wheel is really good which makes it more the pity that it's wrapped in thin/cheap feel leather. But that can be optioned up also.
You know, the more I get to know the Mustang and the options available the more I think they've taken inspiration from Harley Davidson in offering a basic product which they know customers will spend extra to option up and individualise to make it their own. There are now a lot of new Mustangs on the road and they always catch my eye. Like HD there are probably no 2 Mustangs alike as there is excellent factory and after market accessories and performance options available.
The back seats are next to useless for passengers. Nice back & bum padding but next to no leg room.....literally.
Anyone thinking this is a true 2 + 2 car is either dreaming or has passengers with no legs. Stuffed if I know why they bother with the rear seats. They should just make this space available as an extra luggage area or a place for pets.
Stripes or No Stripes....that is the question?
All of which makes it more the pity it has a shit box 3 star safety rating and it's a Ford.....LOL.
Yet here you are
I have a couple mates that dont have Harley's, so get on board and personalise your Harley to stand out from the rest of us