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2007 Ford Mustang GT

2007 Ford Mustang GT
2007 Ford Mustang GT Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:235/55 ZR17, optional: 235/50 ZR18
Driveline:Rear Wheel Drive
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
Length Width Height in:188.0 73.9 55.4
Weight lb (kg):3483 (1582)
Acceleration 0-60 mph s:5.2 (source: Car&Driver)
Top Speed mph (km/h):149 (240) (source: Car&Driver)
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):17/25 (n.a.)
Base Price: 2007 Ford Mustang GT - $25,695 (last update: 3/27/2007)

Ford Mustang GT Captures American Hearts

For 2007, Mustang's bold American style is enhanced with two new appearance packages and a host of interior and equipment upgrades. Additional features include available heated front seats, a standard auxiliary audio input jack and optional SIRIUS satellite radio. Yet another Mustang first, a DVD-based navigation system, will be available shortly after the 2007 model year launches.

Mustang is one of the greatest automotive sales success stories of all time. Nearly one out of every two sports cars sold in America is a Mustang, and Mustang remains one of the hottest-selling cars in America. It's also America's best-selling convertible.

Design and Equipment

Mustang GT is pure American muscle. The signature long hood and short rear deck capitalize on 40 years of history, as do classic design cues that have defined Mustangs since the 1960s: C-scoops in the sides, three-element taillamps, and a galloping horse badge in the center of the grille. The Mustang's menacing shark-like nose imparts an attitude not seen since the 1967 model, while jeweled, round headlamps in trapezoidal housings are part of its modern architecture. The car's aggressive rake gives the design visual motion, while the short overhangs and up to 18-inch wheels and tires anchor the design visually and physically to the road.

For 2007, Mustang GT is available with a new GT California Special edition and the GT appearance package.

The Mustang GT California Special is available on GT Premium models and includes 18-inch wheels, side scoops, unique tape stripes, rolled bright exhaust tips, black leather trimmed seats with unique "Cal Special" contrasting Dove or Parchment leather inserts, a larger air intake, a chin spoiler 1.5 inches lower than GT, and unique front and rear fascias.

The GT appearance package features rolled exhaust tips, an engine cover with a Pony emblem and a hood scoop.

The GT California Special and GT appearance packages can be ordered separately or combined to give Mustang enthusiasts one of the most expressive Ford Mustang GTs ever offered.

A comfort group package is new for 2007. It includes an electrochromic mirror with compass, driver and front-passenger heated seats, and a six-way power passenger seat. Also new is a standard auxiliary audio input jack and available SIRIUS satellite radio.

Further touches include Pony front fender badges, lower door tape stripe, carpeted front floor mats with special brushed chrome "Mustang" logos and a rear spoiler.

Inside, the industry-first, color-configurable instrument panel offers the ultimate in personalization. Mustang owners can mix and match lighting at the touch of a button to create more than 125 color backgrounds to suit their personalities, moods, outfits or whims.

Powertrain and Chassis

Muscular engines infuse Mustang with tire-smoking performance. The 4.6-liter, aluminum V8 has three valve heads and cranks out 300 horsepower. That's more than 50 percent more power than the small-block, 289-cubic-inch V-8 found in the classic 1964 model.

The engine is paired with a standard five-speed manual or an available five-speed automatic, which provides a unique combination of off-the-line jump and good highway fuel economy.

At the front suspension, MacPherson struts with reverse "L" lower control arms deliver comfort. The three-link rear suspension has a lightweight, tubular Panhard rod that provides precise control of the rear axle. This technology stabilizes the rear axle as the wheels move, particularly during hard cornering.

The standard four-wheel disc brakes have the biggest rotors and stiffest calipers ever fitted to a mainstream Mustang. Twin-piston aluminum calipers clamp down on 12.4-inch ventilated front brake discs. In the rear, the brake rotors are 11.8 inches in diameter.

A four-channel anti-lock brake system (ABS) with traction control is standard on Ford Mustang GT models and available on V6 models. It uses electronic sensors to constantly monitor road conditions and feed the information to a dedicated control computer that's capable of determining within milliseconds whether the vehicle is on dry pavement or negotiating a slippery surface. When traction control isn't desired, drivers can deactivate the system with a button on the instrument panel.

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