The 2014 Ford Mustang is a Living Legend
Packing a perfect blend of performance and efficiency, the current
version of the Ford Mustang is still the king of the muscle car world. Although
the 2014 Ford Mustang features
very modern styling cues, the nostalgia from the 1960s can still be seen
throughout the legendary pony car’s design. Although most prospective buyers
will choose the Mustang coupe, the drop-top model remains one of the best
convertible sports cars on the market. The best part is that the Mustang’s
exhilarating driving experience does not come at the expense of passenger
High-Tech Engine and Transmission
The base version of the 2014 Ford Mustang is energized by a lively 3.7-liter, V-6 engine. The quick-revving motor keeps the driver excited with 305 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The Mustang’s wide power band helps it to deliver over 30 mpg on the open road. While some drivers will enjoy the simplicity of the six-speed automatic transmission, others will prefer the hands-on control of the six-speed manual gearbox.
When it comes to excitement, very few engines in the automotive industry can match the kick of the Mustang’s 5.0-liter engine. Nicknamed the Coyote, the V-8 engine is capable of pumping out a beastly 420 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. The neck-jerking acceleration puts the 2014 Ford Mustang in an elite class of performance cars. With a gas mileage rating of 26 mpg on the highway, the powerhouse still proves to be a very capable daily-driver.
Optional Performance Packages
In an effort to make the 2014 Mustang V-6 an even sportier driving machine, Ford offers an optional performance package. Not only does the performance package enhance the handling capabilities of the Mustang, but it also improves the car’s traction. Some of the goodies that come with the performance package include a strut tower brace, larger sway bars, upgraded brakes, special performance tires, and a 3.31 limited-slip rear axle.
The Ford Mustang GT is also available with a performance-enhancing track package. The 3.73:1 gearing gives the GT model snappy off-the-line acceleration. The big Brembo are designed to stay cooler during aggressive driving situations. When outfitted with the Torsen limited-slip differential, the Mustang GT transforms into an extremely formidable track machine. If you have intentions of racing your Mustang GT, the track-ready radiator will help to keep the engine running at the optimum temperature.
The 2014 Ford Mustang is an American muscle car that occasionally doubles as a luxury vehicle. Even the base V6 model comes with key-less entry, blind-spot mirrors, xenon headlights, and cruise control.
The V6 Premium trim and the GT models are available with an even longer list of noteworthy features. One of most eye-catching features is the optional glass roof. The available Shaker Pro audio system is recommended to the true music lovers who crave a very realistic sound quality. Ford’s SYNC technology enables you to easily integrate your smart phone. Big-time travelers will certainly appreciate the voice-activated navigation system. If you are a genuine performance enthusiast, you are encouraged to upgrade to the track-focused instrument cluster. Prospective buyers can also choose from a variety of different tire and rim packages.
Prices for the Mustang start at about $22,510, though a fully-loaded GT Convertible can exceed $40,000. However, visit Isle of Capri Casino Kansas City in the beginning of July and you could leave with a brand new 2014 Ford Mustang. For more information click here.