Skip advert
Advertisement

New Ford Mustang GT offers V8-only performance for under £56k

The seventh generation of the legendary pony car is available to order in the UK, no four-cylinder Ecoboost model yet

  • 5.0-litre V8 engine
  • High-performance Dark Horse model
  • Available to order now from £55,585

Ford has revealed UK pricing for the latest generation of its famous pony car, the Ford Mustang. Starting from £55,585, and available solely with V8 power for now, the new Mustang looks to continue the bang-for-your-buck trend that has earned it the title of the world’s best-selling sports coupe.

Advertisement - Article continues below

It’s been 60 years since the first Ford Mustang rolled off the production line, and we’ve seen Mustangs of all shapes, sizes and speeds in the decades that have followed. The latest model, revealed in 2022, looks to be the most sophisticated yet while retaining its classic muscle car looks and powerful V8 engine.

There are few other front-engined sports cars available at this price point any more, leaving the new Mustang to compete against the BMW M2 and Toyota Supra when it reaches customers later this year.

What do I need to know about the new Ford Mustang?

The new Mustang will initially be offered in the UK in two trims, both using the 5.0-litre ‘Coyote’ V8 that was found in the outgoing Mustang. As before, it will be offered as a coupe and a convertible, although UK pricing for the latter is yet to be announced.

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement - Article continues below

Your £55,585 will get you behind the wheel of the ‘GT’ model, with 439bhp and a choice between a six-speed manual gearbox or a ten-speed automatic. Ford’s Performance Pack is standard fit on UK cars, bringing 19-inch wheels, a limited-slip differential, large brakes and a switchable exhaust so you can mute the V8 soundtrack. Adjustable active suspension is available as an option, which may come in handy on our crater-ridden roads.

Inside, all models benefit from a new 13.2-inch infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with a 12.4-inch digital driver’s display. Interior materials look to be improved over the outgoing model and there’s a suite of driving assistance and safety features.

What about the Ford Mustang Dark Horse?

Sitting above the Mustang GT, and costing exactly £10,000 more, is the Dark Horse model. Designed to offer even more performance over the standard car, the Dark Horse gets a host of chassis upgrades along with a small bump in power to 446bhp.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Buyers can choose the same 10-speed automatic gearbox, or opt for a unique six-speed manual that offers a better gearshift feel over the GT. Larger 19-inch wheels and the adjustable active suspension are fitted as standard to Dark Horse models, and there are some external visual tweaks, too.

How much does the new Ford Mustang cost and when can I order one?

The new Ford Mustang starts at £55,585 for the GT model with the six-speed manual gearbox – the 10-speed auto commands an additional £2,000. High-performance Mustang Dark Horse models with the manual gearbox cost £65,585, the automatic version again costing an additional £2,000. Pricing is yet to be revealed for convertible variants.

Buyers in the UK can place an order now for the new Ford Mustang.

What does this mean for car buyers?

The new Mustang is both unsurprising and an oddity in today’s sports car market. With such a long lineage of V8-powered predecessors, it comes as no shock that the new Mustang retains the traditional front-engined muscle car layout that has come to define the genre. 

However, with most other manufacturers abandoning large engines in favour of smaller, turbocharged units, it’s unusual to see a 5.0-litre V8 still on sale in 2024. Many others have foregone manual gearboxes for more efficient automatics, too, leaving the Mustang as one of the last in a dying breed of old-school muscle cars.

Check out the Ford Mustang's competitors by reading our list of the top 10 best sports cars...

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Recommended

Porsche 911 review - the best all-round sports car
Porsche 911 review
In-depth reviews
9 Jul 2024

Porsche 911 review - the best all-round sports car

Skoda Octavia vRS Estate review – performance and practicality in one car
Skoda Octavia vRS Estate front tracking
In-depth reviews
8 Jul 2024

Skoda Octavia vRS Estate review – performance and practicality in one car

BMW M5 gets electrified! New 717bhp plug-in hybrid super saloon revealed
New BMW M5 front quarter
News
25 Jun 2024

BMW M5 gets electrified! New 717bhp plug-in hybrid super saloon revealed

New Bentley Continental GT is a 771bhp, leather-lined missile
New Bentley Continental GT front quarter
News
25 Jun 2024

New Bentley Continental GT is a 771bhp, leather-lined missile

Most Popular

New Fiat Grande Panda: everything we know about Italy’s retro-inspired EV
Fiat Grande Panda front quarter
News
11 Jul 2024

New Fiat Grande Panda: everything we know about Italy’s retro-inspired EV

Top 10 best used small SUVs to buy
Best used small SUVs
Best cars
12 Jul 2024

Top 10 best used small SUVs to buy

Plug-in hybrid Skoda Superb iV is back with more range
2024 Skoda Superb iV charging
News
12 Jul 2024

Plug-in hybrid Skoda Superb iV is back with more range

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
26 Mar 2024

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
21 Mar 2024

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
Best electric cars
Best cars
16 May 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024