Ford Mustang GT V8 Coupe 2022 Review

Is the Mustang GT any good

Ford Mustang – Some car names evoke almost immediate responses in enthusiasts. The Ford Mustang is such a name. Thoughts immediately revert back to the late 60’S with the coke bottle shape and the famous car chase scene in the movie Bullitt with Steve McQueen. 2022 Ford Mustang GT V8 Coupe PROFILE

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Listeners that are too young to know this movie will do well to watch it.

The current Mustang GT has traded on that emotive history exceptionally well. Buyer demographics are males in the 50 plus age group that loved the car as a youngster but could never afford it.

2022 Ford Mustang GT V8 Coupe nose

So to the modern version.

In short is fantastic.

With a glorious design that blends the best of history and new design language.

And that engine. Powered by a 5.0L V8 that pumps pout a mouth-watering 339kW of power and 556Nm of torque. This drives the rear wheels through a ten speed sports AT.

It’s enough to just sit in the driveway and start the engine to hear that glorious V8 burble. Music to the enthusiast’s ears.

But the Mustang has a split personality. It will happily potter around town with the occasional busrt to hear the exhaust note. Or it will explode with a delightful roar when the right peddle is floored.

In short its awesome to drive

2022 Ford Mustang GT V8 Coupe fuel economy

The one thing that surprised me more than a anything was the economy. We got around 8.2-8.8L/100K on the freeway on cruise control, but even around town the average was about 12.5l/100k. Considering the performance sitting under the right foot that was outstanding. Of course of you have a really heavy right foot at all times that will skyrocket, but that’s just not needed?

The other surprising thing is the costs. The Mustang GT AT is priced from just $68,290 plus the usual costs and that’s a stunning performance bargain

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Ford Mustang GT Coupe good and not so good

What is good?

  • Classic very cool design
  • Performance
  • That V8 burble

What is not so good?

  • Rear seats are useless
  • Virtually no boot space
  • Small central screen

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2022 Ford Mustang GT V8 Coupe engine

Ford Mustang 

Model

Mustang GT Coupe

Model Price$68.290 MLP*
Engine5.0L V8 Supercharged Petrol
Drivetrain10 Sp Sports AT RWD
Power339kW @ 7,000rpm
Torque556Nm @ 4,600rpm
Safety3 Star ANCAP (Dec 2017)
0-100kmh / Top SpeedEst. 4.6 Secs / 250 km/h
CO2 Emissions290 g/km Euro 5
Economy ADR12.7L/100km
Economy on test12.5L/100k
Fuel capacity70L capacity
Servicing4Yr / 60,000km fixed price
Warranty5yr/ Unlimited km
Road side Assist5Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

2022 Ford Mustang GT V8 Coupe front seats

Rating    

88/100

Behind the Wheel9
Comfort9
Equipment8
Performance10
Ride and Handling10
Practicality7
Fit for Purpose9
Styling / Design8
Technology/connectivity8
Value for Money10

2022 Ford Mustang GT V8 Coupe boot area

Dimensions

 
Overall Length4789mm
Wheelbase2720mm
Width1916mm
Height1387mm
Wheels19×9.0 front / 19×9.5 rear Alloy
Tyres255/40 R19 front / 275/40 R19 rear
Max ground clearanceUp to 143mm
Turning Circle KTK12.2m
Boot Capacity MinBloody small
Boot capacity MaxTBC
Kerb Weight1784kg
Payload (kg)TBC
GVM (kg)TBC

2022 Ford Mustang GT V8 Coupe rear qtr

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Summary

Ford Mustang – Some car names evoke almost immediate responses in enthusiasts. The Ford Mustang is such a name. Thoughts immediately revert back to the late 60’S with the coke bottle shape and the famous car chase scene in the movie Bullet with Steve McQueen. 

The other surprising thing is the costs. The Mustang GT AT is priced from just $68,290 plus the usual costs and that’s a stunning performance bargain

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.