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2005 Ford Mustang GT

Since its dramatic 1964 introduction, Ford Mustang has been the icon of American overall performance with its formidable style, brawny engine and rear-wheel-pressure excitement.

The legend maintains withinside the 2005 version with an all-new platform and clean-sheet layout that makes it faster, safer, extra agile and higher searching than ever.


The new Ford Mustang is natural American muscle. The signature lengthy hood and brief rear deck capitalize on forty years of records, as do conventional layout cues which have described Mustangs for the reason that 1960s: C-scoops withinside the sides, 3-detail taillamps and a galloping horse badge withinside the middle of the grille. The Ford Mustang's menacing shark-like nostril imparts an mindset now no longer visible for the reason that 1967 version, whilst jeweled, spherical headlamps in trapezoidal housings are a part of its putting new current structure.

The 2005 Ford Mustang has an competitive rake that places the automobile in movement even if it is status still. The wheels have been driven to the corners of the body, higher anchoring it visually and bodily to the avenue. The 6-inch wheelbase benefit over the 2004 Ford Mustang makes it appearance larger than life. Design impacts of the 2003 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Concept are truely visible.

Drop-pinnacle variations also are to be had - the Ford Mustang Convertible powered through a V6 and the effective V8 Ford Mustang GT Convertible.


That 6-inch wheelbase benefit additionally maximizes the consolation stage for Ford Mustang occupants. Taller drivers will sense extra at domestic with extra headroom and shoulder room. Rear passengers additionally experience extra legroom and shoulder room of their sculpted bucket seats.

The industry-first, colour-configurable device panel gives the last in personalization. Ford Mustang proprietors can blend and fit lighting fixtures on the contact of a button to create extra than one hundred twenty five unique colour backgrounds to in shape their personality, mood, outfit or whim. The colors, set towards a putting backdrop of aluminum panels spanning the dashboard and twin chrome-ringed gauges, upload a glance of technical precision.

These current touches blend with Ford Mustang records and heritage. Chrome-ringed air vents are aligned vertically throughout the dash, exactly in step with the gauges, and the steerage wheel has 3 spokes with a middle hub marked through the pony and tricolor bars logo, echoing the layout of the 1967 Ford Mustang.

More popular functions than ever earlier than encompass one-contact up/down energy home windows, energy mirrors, keyless access and energy locks, a heated rear window and c program languageperiod wipers.


Muscular new engines infuse Ford Mustang with tire-smoking overall performance. The 4.6-liter all-aluminum V8 that powers the 2005 Ford Mustang GT has 3-valve heads and cranks out three hundred horsepower. Because it has an aluminum block, it weighs seventy five kilos much less than a similar solid iron layout whilst handing over forty extra horsepower than the 2004 engine. That's extra than 50 percentage extra energy than the small-block 289-cubic-inch V8 discovered withinside the conventional 1964 Ford Mustang.

The popular engine is a 60-diploma 4.0-liter SOHC V6. It replaces the 3.eight-liter 90-diploma pushrod engine withinside the 2004 version. The 210-horsepower, 240 pound-toes engine - profits of 23 horsepower and 15 pound-toes - is inherently smoother and extra compact, offering extra energy and torque.

Ride and handling

For the primary time, Ford Mustang is to be had with a five-velocity computerized, which offers a completely unique aggregate of off-the-line bounce and excellent dual carriageway gasoline economy.

Five-velocity guide transmissions are popular. The V8 powered Ford Mustang GT is geared up with a rugged Tremec 3650 gearbox, whilst V6 vehicles get a Tremec T-five guide.

The chassis is new from the floor up, with MacPherson-strut the front suspension the use of reverse "L" decrease manipulate arms, which supply each consolation and manipulate.

For 2005, Ford Mustang's rear suspension has new 3-hyperlink structure with a lightweight, tubular Panhard rod that offers unique manipulate of the rear axle. This generation stabilizes the rear axle because the wheels move, mainly for the duration of tough cornering.

The popular four-wheel disc brakes have the largest rotors and stiffest calipers ever suited to a mainstream Ford Mustang. Twin-piston aluminum calipers clamp down on 12.4-inch ventilated the front brake discs on Ford Mustang GT models - an boom of extra than 15 percentage in rotor size. The V6 Mustangs get 11.4-inch ventilated rotors that are also 30 mm thick.

In the rear, the brake rotors are 11.eight inches in diameter - extra than 12 percentage large than at the 2004 version. Rear rotors are vented at the GT and strong at the V6.

An non-compulsory four-channel anti-lock braking gadget is to be had for a extra diploma of brake manipulate. It makes use of digital sensors to continuously display avenue situations and feed the facts to a committed manipulate laptop able to figuring out, inside milliseconds, whether or not the car is on dry pavement or negotiating a slippery surface. When traction manipulate is not desired - like whilst a smoky burnout on the drag strip is in order - drivers can deactivate the gadget with a easy button at the device panel.

Safety and Security

With energy comes responsibility. The 2005 Ford Mustang enables occupants live safe.

Ford's Personal Safety System™, a complete protection generation bundle, is popular. The gadget offers extended safety in frontal crashes through reading crash elements and figuring out the right reaction inside milliseconds. It makes use of twin-level motive force and the front-passenger air luggage - able to deploying at complete or partial energy - protection belt pretensioners and strength control retractors.

Standard occupant class sensing builds at the electricity of the Personal Safety System™ to tailor deployment of the the front-passenger air bag. If the passenger seat sensor detects no weight - or little or no weight, like a briefcase - the passenger air bag is mechanically switched off. If extra weight is at the seat, like a small infant, the air bag stays deactivated and an device panel mild indicators the motive force. If an grownup is withinside the passenger seat, the air bag mechanically switches on.

An non-compulsory energetic anti-robbery bundle gives clients a brand new stage of security. It consists of a sensing module to protect towards tow-away thefts, an indoors movement sensor to detect "smash-and-grab" break-ins, a separate alarm sounder - as opposed to car horn - to thwart thieves seeking to disable the horn and a high-capacity, 60-ampere-hour battery that sounds the alarm longer.

Major Equipment and Options

Ford Mustang V6 Deluxe: Four-wheel energy disc brakes, 4.0-liter SOHC V6 engine, five-velocity guide transmission, faraway keyless access, rear window defroster, stainless-steel unmarried exhaust, twin energy aspect mirrors, 16-inch painted forged aluminum wheels, air conditioning, AM/FM stereo with unmarried CD participant, middle console, the front ground mats, door map pockets, material the front bucket seats with 50/50 cut up rear bench (coupe), tilt steerage wheel with velocity manipulate, energy home windows and door locks, the front air luggage and LATCH gadget infant seat mounts in rear outboard seats.

Ford Mustang V6 Premium adds: 16-inch vivid machined aluminum wheels with chrome spinner, Shaker 500 audio gadget with six-disc CD changer and MP3 capability, six-manner energy adjustable motive force seat and leather-based seating surfaces.

Ford Mustang GT Deluxe adds: 4.6-liter 3-valve V8 engine, ABS with traction manipulate, stainless-steel twin exhaust, the front fog lamps in grille, complicated reflector halogen headlamps with vital flip signals, rear spoiler, overall performance tires with 17-inch painted forged aluminum wheels, AM/FM stereo with unmarried CD, material game bucket seats and leather-based-wrapped tilt steerage wheel.

Ford Mustang GT Premium adds: Shaker 500 Audio gadget with six-disc CD participant and Aberdeen leather-based-trimmed embossed game bucket seats.

Options encompass aspect-seat hooked up air luggage, indoors improve bundle with satin aluminum trim and MyColor custom device panel, indoors colour accessory bundle with black indoors and purple seats and door inserts, five-velocity computerized transmission, wheel locks, 17-inch vivid machined forged aluminum wheels (Ford Mustang GT only), Active-Theft System, the front seat-hooked up aspect air luggage.

2005 Ford Mustang - an all-new edition of America's best-promoting sports activities vehicle - become priced at $19,410 for the V6 Coupe. The V8 powered Ford Mustang GT expenses commenced at $24,995, making it the maximum less costly three hundred-horsepower sports activities vehicle withinside the industry.