2017 Ford Mustang GT Review 70%
09 Oct 2017

2017 Ford Mustang Review

Stuart Martin’s 2017 Ford Mustang GT Review with Specs, Performance, Ride And Handling, Safety, Verdict And Score.

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24 Jul 2017

2017 Harrop Ford Mustang S550 GT TVS2300 Review

What do you do with a 306kW V8? If you’re Harrop, you add a supercharger. We drive the 2017 Harrop Ford Mustang S550 GT TVS2300…

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Ford Mustang owners and buyers will now have access to a catalogue of Ford Performance parts in Australia.
02 Jun 2017

Ford Performance parts for Mustang available in Oz

Ford Mustang owners and buyers will now have access to a catalogue of Ford Performance parts in Australia.

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Following the announcement by ANCAP yesterday that the Ford Mustang had scored just two stars in crash testing, EuroNCAP has spoken out. THE FORD MUSTANG might be the only sports car to have been tested under stricter 2017 NCAP guidelines, placing emphasis on pedestrian safety and rear-seat occupant protection, but both ANCAP and Euro NCAP highlighted key issues. The main being the difference between "less wide ranging US consumer safety tests" and Ford's decision not to feature "life-saving technology like Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) that is available even on the Ford Fiesta," said Matthew Avery, Director of Research at Thatcham Research (EuroNCAP voice in the UK). “We have not given a Two Star Euro NCAP rating to any of the top 10 car brands since 2008”, comments Matthew Avery, Director of Research at Thatcham Research. “This really bucks the trend. Car buyers are increasingly benefitting from improved safety functionality and features, and this applies equally to cars in the sports roadster category as to family cars. We have concerns about the Ford Mustang’s crash protection of adults and children which also makes it unsuitable for having rear passengers," Avery said. “What really concerns me,” continues Avery, “is that Ford has made a deliberate choice. The car has been designed to score well in less wide-ranging US consumer safety tests and only minor updates have been made to meet required European (pedestrian) safety regulations. This has resulted in poor adult and child protection scores and the high-tech radar collision warning system that is available to US consumers, not being available here in the UK. The Two Star Euro NCAP rating is the consequence.” Speaking with Ford yesterday, Practical Motoring was told it believed it had performed well in key areas like adult occupant protection. But this is at odds with the findings of Euro NCAP and ANCAP. For instance, in the frontal offset test, the airbags of both the driver and passenger inflated insufficiently to properly restrain the occupants. In the full-width frontal test, a lack of rear seatbelt pre-tensioners and load-limiters meant that the rear passenger slid under the seatbelt, implying higher risk at abdominal injuries in real life accidents. In the side impact crash, the head of the 10-year dummy contacted the interior trim bottoming out the curtain airbag. "Ford has said that a face-lifted Mustang will be available later this year with Pre-Collision Assist and Lane Keep Assist as standard. Euro NCAP expects to test the safety of this updated model when it is available on the European market," Euro NCAP said. There is a suggestion that even if the refreshed Ford Mustang was re-tested that internal rules allow it to move only one star higher, Practical Motoring has contacted ANCAP for an answer on this. It says this on the ANCAP website: "In general, ANCAP does not re-test vehicle models within the same model series unless changes that would affect the rating are introduced. In these cases, vehicles may either undergo new physical crash test(s) or ANCAP may use technical evidence to determine a revised rating". However, retesting of cars is something that Euro NCAP has regularly done, allowing car makers to modify their vehicles to ensure safer cars are being sold. The most famous example was the BMW 5-Series which, in 2004, was tested by Euro NCAP before its release and the results were "disappointing". BMW then modified the vehicle and the subsequent re-test resulted in a five star score. Question: "a lack of rear seatbelt pre-tensioners and load-limiters meant that the rear passenger slid under the seatbelt, implying higher risk at abdominal injuries in real life accidents," said Euro NCAP... so, should the Ford Mustang be recalled to have its rear seatbelt fixed?
26 Jan 2017

Euro NCAP speaks out on 2-Star Ford Mustang rating

Following the announcement by ANCAP yesterday that the Ford Mustang had scored just two stars in crash testing, Euro NCAP has spoken out.

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The all-new Ford Mustang is one of the best-selling cars on the market, yet in shock news released today has scored a shocking 2-star ANCAP rating.
25 Jan 2017

Shock! Ford Mustang scores 2-star ANCAP rating

The all-new Ford Mustang is one of the best-selling cars on the market yet in shock news released today has scored a shocking 2-star ANCAP rating.

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2018 Ford Mustang revealed
19 Jan 2017

2018 Ford Mustang revealed

The 2018 Ford Mustang has been revealed overnight boasting more powerful engines, new suspension technology and a customisable digital instrument cluster.

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Ford Mustang
04 Jan 2017

Ford announces hybrid Mustang and F-150 for 2020

Ford has kicked off 2017 with a ‘spark’ by announcing a raft of new ‘electrified’ models to be launched over the next five years.

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Ford Mustang GT4 revealed
04 Nov 2016

Ford Performance reveals turnkey Ford Mustang racecar

Ford Performance has revealed an all-new, track-ready turnkey Ford Mustang racecar that’s primed for GT4 competition around the world.

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Ford Mustang
24 Oct 2016

Do you love the Ford Mustang?

New Zealand motoring writers have ignored the Ford Mustang for their top gong… it didn’t even make the Top 10…

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Ford Mustang GT-H history
23 Mar 2016

Shelby, Ford, Hertz celebrate 50th anniversary of Shelby GT350-H rent-a-racer

Ford, Shelby and Hertz have revealed a limited-run of modified Mustangs, called the Ford Shelby GT-H, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original rent-a-racer Shelby GT350-H.

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Lego Ford Mustang
12 Jan 2016

Lego Ford Mustang and F-150 Raptor on-sale from March

A LEGO Ford Mustang and F-150 Raptor will join the LEGO Speed Champions series, joining other iconic LEGO vehicles, including the Mini and VW Kombi.

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Classic Recreations to fit EcoBoost engines to classic Mustang range
31 Dec 2015

Classic Recreations to fit EcoBoost engines to classic Shelby Mustang range

Classic Recreations to offer both the 2.0L and 3.5L EcoBoost engines in its 1966 GT350CR and 1967 GT500CR Shelby Mustang.

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Mustang arrives in Australia
03 Dec 2015

2016 Ford Mustang arrives in Australia

The 2016 Ford Mustang has finally arrived in Australia with the first shipment of cars rolling onto Australian soil yesterday.

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Ford Mustang Plates to be released
24 Nov 2015

Vic Roads Custom Plates to launch Ford Mustang numberplates

Vic Roads already offers Ford oriented commemorative numberplates and will add Ford Mustang Plates to the range on November 25.

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Hennessey Performance in Australia
06 Oct 2015

Hennessey Performance signs deal with Streetfighter Australia

Hennessey Performance has signed a deal with Adelaide-based performance house, Streetfighter Australia to locally produce the HPE700 and HPE750 Mustang.

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