300bhp and less than $20,000?!
It's one of the big stories at the Detroit Show. Yep, it's another new Mustang. Once again the designers have had the task of designing a new, modern looking car yet paying homage to Mustangs of old. How well they've succeeded is a matter of opinion.
The 2005 car gets a new body and a 300bhp V8 or 200bhp V6. Underpinnings consist of MacPherson struts and a three-link live axle. Power is thankfully still to the rear wheels.
Safety systems include a strong passenger safety cell and all the usual gubbins. Ford have also installed passenger weight sensing equipment that controls the various airbags inside. Ford also sing the praises of the car in side impacts.
All is pleasantly interesting to us Brits until we get to the price - less than $20,000 for a 300bhp car! With the strength of the pound currently, expect some excited punters to be loading them onto cargo ships very soon.