The latest model of Ford Mustang, which goes on sale in spring 2012, offers a more aggressive design with a more prominent grille. A more powerful splitter adds to that appearance. Functional heat extractors on the hood of the Mustang GT were specifically placed and designed to help move hot air out of the engine compartment and cool the engine.
Rocker panels running along the car are now body-color, making for a more premium appearance. The rear of the car has been updated with a high-gloss black panel that connects the taillamps. Keeping the sequential turn signal Ford Mustang is known for, the taillamps also deliver a smoked appearance that matches the more purposeful look up front. The new Ford Mustang also comes with high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps on both Mustang V6 and GT. An two individual light-emitting diode (LED) bars.
The new Ford Mustang offers a revamped wheel lineup, ranging from the standard 17-inch wheels for V6 all the way up to 19-inch optional wheels on the Mustang GT and V6 Performance Package.
There are two different finishes on the 17-inch wheel – machined-aluminum and painted. Three optional Ford Mustang V6 wheels include an 18-inch polished aluminum set, an updated 18-inch painted aluminum and a 19-inch painted wheel design, with a new theme for the V6 Performance Package.
The standard 18-inch painted aluminum wheel on Ford Mustang GT and premium GT is an evolution of the five-spoke design. The 19-inch optional GT wheel comes with a gloss-black finish with machined face for a more sinister look.
The new car also offers mirrors with pony projection light, which casts the image of Mustang’s famous pony emblem on the ground when the unlock button is activated. New colors – Deep Impact Blue and Gotta Have It Green – join the existing sporty colors for 2013.
Also new on Ford Mustang V6 and GT are optional leather-trimmed or cloth Recaro® seats that are currently available on the Shelby GT500 and Boss 302. Designed to enhance the high-performance driving experience, lateral bolsters in the cushion and seatback are used to ensure drivers have the support needed on the track during hard cornering and to deliver a comfortable ride.
The 5.0 liter engine on the 2013 Ford Mustang now delivers 420 hp of power. The engine is mated with a six-speed SelectShift Automatic™ transmission.
A new option, the GT Track package, available only on manualFord GT Mustangs with a 3.73 axle, the package gives track enthusiasts an engine cooler, upgraded radiator, performance friction brake pads and the same Torsen® differential that’s on Mustang Boss 302. The package includes everything in the current Brembo™ Brake Package, with 14-inch vented front discs, unique 19-inch alloy wheels and summer performance tires.
Other optional package updates for 2013 include offering the Brembo Brake Package on both manual and automatic transmissions on Ford Mustang GT. The V6 Performance Package is now available on automatic Mustangs for the first time.