Baby, You Can Drive My Car: Iconic 2007 Ford Mustang

In its formative years, the 1964 Ford Mustang represented sporty design, value and performance. The soul of the car inspired many songs, including the popular “Mustang Sally” by rhythm and blues singer Mack Rice. The 2007 Mustang usurps stylistic elements from the 1960s, giving the new car a bold “back to the future” feel. An exceptional engine and a low, enveloping driving position create the cozy feeling of driving in the 60s. A surprisingly quiet cabin with John Lennon and Paul McCartney singing “Honey, you can drive my car, I’m going to be a star”, can enhance the authentic feel of this modern but iconic car.

When you look at the retro-looking exterior of the 2007 Ford Mustang, the styling harkens back to a time when people preferred a minimal cabin free of electronics and gadgets. The new Mustang exudes simplicity in design that emanates from previous models built in the 1960s. For example, the prominent large front grille with round headlamps is reminiscent of Mustangs from 1967 to 1969; the sculpted side and wide taillights date back to 1964; triangular side windows are reminiscent of Carol Shelby’s 1965 Shelby GT 350. These details are also not lost in the new interior. The retro speedometer design has a certain jukebox feel to it, which matches the attractive fit and finish of the cabin. The air ducts have a brushed metal look that is remarkably 1964 in style; the oversized steering wheel and color-coded speed dials that match the seats remind us of having a smoothie at a restaurant in the 1960s. Retro styling is the inspiring essence of the 2007 Ford Mustang.

Driving the 2007 Mustang requires some dexterity. After all, Mustangs are the muscle cars of the decade of monumental social change. The clutch and accelerator pedal are well positioned and there is plenty of room inside the cabin. The steering wheel is agile and conveys a good feeling on the road. The only downside is that the five-speed shifter is a bit clunky, requiring effort to get it into gear properly. This is in stark contrast to the popular short throw shifters that snap into place immediately. Driving this car requires some effort, but ride quality is good with excellent braking. For longer trips, the seats are comfortable, but may require more lumbar support. Without deviating from what it was meant to be, the 2007 Mustang defines the paradox: modern classic.

The 2007 Mustang GT offers excellent value in its class based on its engine. The 4.6-liter V8 serves up to 300 horses at 320 pounds. foot of torque. The car hits 0-60 mph in just 4.9 seconds with a fuel efficiency of 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway. The 4.0-liter V6 is standard on the base Mustang and provides 210 horsepower with a fuel efficiency of 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. A five-speed automatic is available as an option. The MSRP of $ 19,910 for the base and $ 31,145 for the GT stays in the spirit of the 60s. The only downside is that the fuel economy for the V8 could be less thirsty.

The 2007 Mustang is available in many versions. For the V6 buyer, the Pony trim makes more sense because it includes traction control in addition to an improved suspension (with larger stabilizer bars), 17-inch wheels, and fog lights. Traction control improves the road manners of this car by improving grip on the road. The 2007 GT buyer has a choice of 18-inch wheels and more options for custom suspension tuning. All coupes have 50/50 split folding rear seats, but the convertible includes a well-insulated power top with a heated glass rear window. For added safety, all Mustangs come with ABS and front side airbags designed to protect the front and torso. Side airbags are available as an option and we recommend that you obtain them.

Historically, the Ford Mustang was commissioned by automotive pioneer Lee Iacocca, who in 1961 had a dream of building a mid-engined, two-seat convertible at an affordable price for the young generation. The beautiful car that represented his dream rolled off the assembly line in Dearborn, Michigan on March 9, 1964. It was written by David Ash and Joseph Oros, and was initially powered by a 105 horsepower engine mated to a three-speed manual transmission. . Unveiled at the New York World’s Fair, the original Ford Mustang had an MSRP of $ 2,368 and was launched with visibility on all three television networks. Soon after, the car became a national sensation, becoming the most successful launch in automotive history. The 2007 Ford Mustang successfully reconnects the dots with the past by capturing the spirit of the original icon.

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