Taller rear head rests were added in the middle of the 2012 model year for whip-lash protection, with fold down feature for visibility when rear passengers are not present. Thanks to the solid rear axle, though, you can definitely get a parking lot donut and burnout party going fairly easily. Latemodel Restoration has no affiliation with Ford Motor Company, Roush Enterprises, or Saleen. The package featured a standard 3. The trunk lid included a black panel that united the left and right tail lamp clusters. The body is lowered 11 mm 0.
The new design moved away from the linear nature of the previous models. However, sixteen-inch alloy wheels could still be optioned on the V6 Standard, as could most other available options on the V6 Deluxe. Archived from on October 4, 2009. Quality Being an early-to-mid-2000s American car, plastics inside the Mustang are rather nasty. Archived from on July 7, 2015. This new S197 platform had exterior features reminiscent of the 1967-1969 Mustangs, while other elements recall 1965 Mustangs, like the triangular side windows, fastback roofline and taillights.
From the second half of 1999, design work commenced under Ford design chief, , and concluded in July 2002 with the design freeze. Selections in this information display included G-force, acceleration times, air-fuel ratio, cylinder head temperature, and oil temperature. The 2009 45th Anniversary edition is badged with a Mustang Colt emblem, with the 45th Anniversary logo. Differing the new engine from earlier Modular engines, among other features, was its use of wider bore diameters and a longer stroke relative to the 4. In 2009, the Mustang also won the title. The 2010 Mustang included new spring rates and dampers to improve ride quality and control and Ford's AdvanceTrac and system standard.
The limited-edition Laguna Seca is designed to bridge the gap between the Boss 302 and the Boss 302R. Archived from on December 22, 2010. Archived from on March 9, 2011. Later versions of the pony package also included a stainless-steel exhaust and power driver's seat. In spite of this, Ford has drawn heavy criticism from the automotive journalism community for the decision to equip the 5th generation Mustang with the live axle system. It offers a good blend of everyday usability, sportiness and outright go, as long as you avoid the weedy 4. Japanese-market Mustang with deleted , amber rather than red rear , and side turn signal repeater on front fender.
Ford says the changes have resulted in a 14-percent reduction in drag and a 66-percent increase in front-end downforce. After the big redesign, the 2005-2009 S197 Mustangs began to revive the Mustang's popularity and helped revitalize the brand! For 2013, color choices include both School Bus Yellow and Black, both with reflective matte silver stripes. With the 2010-2011 overhaul, the car also got new manual and automatic transmission options, both sporting six speeds; the hydraulic steering was also swapped out for the more efficient electric variety. The differential uses the 31-spline axles and the 8. It produces 210 hp 157 kW at 5300 rpm and 240 lb·ft 325 N·m of torque at 3500 rpm and was mated to a standard 5-speed with Ford's 5-speed automatic transmission available as an option. The Laguna Seca model loses its rear seats, which are replaced by a cross-car X-brace to increase structural rigidity approximately 10%. Ford policy is one of continuous product development.
Even so, for many the previous-gen car exudes strong appeal specifically because of its simple, no-nonsense engineering. Only 750 Laguna Seca versions will be built each year for the two-year run for a total of 1500. Dark Argent Gray 18-inch cast-aluminum euro-flange wheels are used with matching brake calipers and larger, 3. Its platform was the for the 2005. Racing style tubular headers replaced the standard cast iron headers. Coolant and oil flow patterns were optimized for proper flow when under high lateral forces, such as those experienced when on a road course track. Red-line had been raised to 7,000 rpm.
Acquisition The previous-gen Mustang is a much simpler and more pony car-like vehicle compared to the current one. Ford brought many special editions to the new S197 platform. A total of 500 units were ordered by Hertz for the 2006 model year, and 500 convertible models were announced for 2008. The discs are removable and include a spacer plate sized to match aftermarket exhaust dump valves. Check out our 2005 Mustang specs below! Archived from on November 17, 2010. A Mustang won the drivers, team and manufacturers' championships for both the 2008 and 2009 seasons of Grand-Am Koni Challenge. Equipment Back when it was new, the Mustang V6 could be had in Deluxe or Premium grades.
Archived from on April 30, 2010. The 45th anniversary package included an optional glass roof and new emblems to commemorate the anniversary year. The vehicle included rose-gold chrome accents throughout the exterior and interior; satin-black body; quilted suede seats with leather-wrapped interior upholstery. When equipped with the 10-speed automatic and the Performance package, the EcoBoost will run to 60 mph in under 5. An rpm-adjustable electronic launch-control function is standard, as is four-mode electronic stability control.