Throaty acceleration, deft handling, sculpted body and a hearty dose of machismo. Yes, this fun-to-drive performance vehicle is definitely a Mustang. Showing off larger wheels, a retuned suspension and a robust 315-horsepower V8 engine, the rear-wheel-driving Mustang GT Coupe is capable of launching to 60 mph in less than five seconds. Yet, in spite of its speed-happy ways, this Mustang can be reined in with its all-wheel power-assisted disc brakes and an AdvanceTrac system with electronic stability control.
Inside, the four-passenger coupe reveals a relatively quiet cabin with cloth bucket seats and plenty of safety features. Our tester, a GT Coupe Premium, came standard with a rear decklid spoiler, dual powered side mirrors and an EasyFuel Capless Fuel-Filler system. Optional equipment featured on our test vehicle included heated front seats, a six-way power passenger seat and an auto-dimming mirror with a compass. Voice-activated navigation, Sirius Travel Link, a rear video camera, a glass roof and a Shaker 1000 audio system are among other options available.
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