Ford Mustang GT

Since its dramatic 1964 introduction, Ford Mustang has been the icon of American performance with its bold style, brawny engine and rear-wheel-drive excitement. The legend continues in the 2005 model with an all-new platform and clean-sheet design that makes it faster, safer, more agile and better looking than ever.

Drop-top versions are also available - the Ford Mustang Convertible powered by a V6 and the powerful V8 Ford Mustang GT Convertible.

Muscular new engines infuse Ford Mustang with tire-smoking performance. The 4.6-liter all-aluminum V8 that powers the 2005 Ford Mustang GT has three-valve heads and cranks out 300 horsepower. Because it has an aluminum block, it weighs 75 pounds less than a comparable cast-iron design while delivering 40 more horsepower than the 2004 engine. That's more than 50 percent more power than the small-block 289-cubic-inch V8 found in the classic 1964 Ford Mustang.

Ford Mustang V6 Deluxe: Four-wheel power disc brakes, 4.0-liter SOHC V6 engine, five-speed manual transmission, remote keyless entry, rear window defroster, stainless steel single exhaust, dual power side mirrors, 16-inch painted cast aluminum wheels, air conditioning, AM/FM stereo with single CD player, center console, front floor mats, door map pockets, cloth front bucket seats with 50/50 split rear bench (coupe), tilt steering wheel with speed control, power windows and door locks, front air bags and LATCH system child seat mounts in rear outboard seats.

Ford Mustang V6 Premium adds: 16-inch bright machined aluminum wheels with chrome spinner, Shaker 500 audio system with six-disc CD changer and MP3 capability, six-way power adjustable driver seat and leather seating surfaces.

Ford Mustang GT Deluxe adds: 4.6-liter 3-valve V8 engine, ABS with traction control, stainless steel dual exhaust, front fog lamps in grille, complex reflector halogen headlamps with integral turn signals, rear spoiler, performance tires with 17-inch painted cast aluminum wheels, AM/FM stereo with single CD, cloth sport bucket seats and leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel.

Ford Mustang GT Premium adds: Shaker 500 Audio system with six-disc CD player and Aberdeen leather-trimmed embossed sport bucket seats.

2005 Ford Mustang - an all-new version of America's best-selling sports car - was priced at $19,410 for the V6 Coupe. The V8 powered Ford Mustang GT prices started at $24,995, making it the most affordable 300-horsepower sports car in the industry.

Source: Ford press

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