Bear in mind the joy when Mustangs had been introduced in right-hand drive? Lastly, UK folks had been going to get the prospect to expertise the world’s most well-known pony automotive with the wheel on the precise aspect. Furthermore, they had been going to get a good Mustang; there have been some particularly shoddy ones through the years, however the sixth-generation automotive from 2015 was one of the best but, with impartial rear suspension, the excellent Coyote V8 and a sensible new look.

Now that Mustang pleasure has been ramped again up by the news of the Mach 1 coming to Europe and, presumably, so to Britain as effectively. It sounds proper up our road: quicker and firmer than a GT, the Mach 1 must be a Mustang that is even higher to drive.

Till that time, although, or at the least till affirmation arrives a technique or one other in regards to the Mach, the usual S550 Mustangs are apparently getting cheaper. They have been round just a few years now and, because the world’s former best-selling sports car, there are a lot on provide within the UK. Loads of V8s, too, since they’ve been nearly all of Mustangs bought to date. If you are going to embark on a Mustang journey, it is in all probability finest performed with the 5.0-litre, proper?

These days, a smidge over £25okay will get you into a V8 GT manual, which is definitely a good residual displaying on condition that our long-term check automotive in 2017 was specced as much as simply £38,525 with a decent amount of options. Future house owners will probably be hoping they keep that approach, too, the Mustang’s distinctive attraction making certain it stays in demand to a reasonably small market. No one is cross-shopping a TT or a scorching hatch with the Ford – it is Mustang or nothing, absolutely.

This one seems particularly nice. In gray with black leather-based and black wheels, it is coated simply 22,000 miles in just a little over 4 years, a reasonably paltry common mileage. There is a full Ford service historical past, together with a most up-to-date check-up simply 10 days in the past, and it seems to be in excellent situation. Actually, the leathers and the plastics look no shinier than they might have in 2016…

It is modified, too. That can put some off, naturally – handily there are a lot extra customary automobiles obtainable – although a Borla exhaust and Eibach decreasing springs are hardly essentially the most egregious adjustments that might have been made. A part of the Mustang attraction, little question, is within the V8 soundtrack and the enduring styling; this one merely makes it seems to be and sound that little higher. Cannot be many objecting to that.

The value? £28,490. Given the measly mileage, and the truth that the last Mustang we drove – admittedly a barely extra highly effective facelift – price £49,000, that appears greater than truthful. And sure, because the title alluded to, a brand new Efficiency Pack Puma ST is similar cash. They are not typical rivals, clearly, but when proof of the V8’s worth had been ever required, right here it’s. Time, sadly, will not have made it any cheaper to gas, or improved that inside, or made it any much less tough across the edges, however to chastise a Mustang for these flaws is like complaining In-N-Out burger would not do tartare. You are lacking the purpose. These enamoured by the Mustang’s charms, and there appears to be loads of them, have a advantageous choice at the moment to select from.

SPECIFICATION | FORD MUSTANG 5.Zero V8 GT

Engine: 4,951cc, V8
Transmission: 6-speed handbook, rear-wheel drive
Energy (hp): [email protected],500rpm
Torque (lb ft): [email protected],250rpm
MPG: 20.9 (NEDC mixed)
CO2: 299g/km
12 months registered: 2016
Recorded mileage: 22,000
Value new: £33,995 (2016, earlier than choices)