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2007 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

2007 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2007 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Specifications
Chassis
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:235/55 ZR17
Engine
Type:V8
Displacement cu in (cc):281 (4606)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:300(221) / 5750
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:320(434) / 4500
Redline at RPM:6250
Exterior
Length Width Height in:188.0 73.9 55.7
Weight lb (kg):3614 (1641)
Performance
Acceleration 0-62 mph s:n.a.
Top Speed mph (km/h):143 (230)
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):17/25 (n.a.)
Base Price: 2007 Ford Mustang GT Convertible - $30,520 (last update: 3/27/2007)

Mustang GT Convertible: The Most Affordable 300-Horsepower Convertible in America

The 2007 Ford Mustang GT Convertible is the most solid, best handling and most refined open-air version yet of this American legend.

And because the convertible was designed alongside the coupe and not as an afterthought, it is much more solid than coupe-derived convertibles of the past. Better still, it retains all of the personality that has made the Ford Mustang one of the most-loved automotive nameplates in history.

Avoiding Extreme Makeovers

The Mustang GT Convertible was designed from the ground up to deliver a more rigid body structure without adding burdensome weight. This was accomplished by engineering it in tandem with the coupe. An added benefit of this process - one that helped meet a goal set for the convertible's exterior design - was that it provided the car with a cohesive, integrated look. It does not look like a coupe that has undergone reconstructive surgery to become a convertible.

Aside from the top, the 2007 Mustang GT Convertible shares the look of a legend with its coupe sibling. The signature long hood, short deck and classic design cues may be found on both. There's an unmistakable hint of Mustang notchbacks of yesteryear in the convertible's profile and stance - with the same athletic proportions, save for today's bigger, wider wheels and tires, that make it look as good at rest as it does at speed.

The Inside Story

Just as it does with its exterior design and engineering, the 2007 Mustang GT convertible makes a statement with its interior. Thanks to intelligent engineering that resulted in a convertible platform with more than twice the torsional stiffness of the previous version, this is the most quiet and solid drop top Mustang ever produced. The squeaks, shakes and rattles to which convertibles typically are prone are startlingly missing from the Mustang GT Convertible.

Also improved is the rearward visibility. The Convertible comes with a wide glass backlite (including a defroster), full quarter windows and slim C-pillars, all of which offer a driver a better look out the back.

Power Personfied and Personalized

Mustang is the very symbol of American muscle, and the 2007 Mustang GT Convertible is no exception.

The V8-powered GT Convertible boasts the same 300-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 as its coupe counterpart. The GT's new three-valve V-8 has variable cam timing and thus generates 40 more horsepower than the previous-generation Mustang GT V8. Automotive historians also will note that this new 281-cubic-inch engine produces 50 percent more power with less displacement than the legendary small-block 289 V8 of 1964.

Transmission

For the first time, the Mustang GT Convertible is available with a 5-speed automatic transmission. The 5R55S automatic is optional with the GT's V8 and has closely spaced gears to keep the engine running in the sweet part of its power band. This assists acceleration as well as fuel efficiency. A Tremec 5-speed manual is standard.
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