The icon of the US muscle car scene - the Ford Mustang - has finally arrived in the UK, after more than 50 years of Brits being denied the pony car.
Ford has set the prices for the 2015 Mustang, and it’ll be a relative bargain compared with rivals. Prices start at £28,995 for the 2.3-litre four-cylinder Ecoboost model.
However, those who want a ‘Stang will probably crave the full American muscle-car experience and the good news is that the 5.0-litre V8 costs from £32,995. Click here for our review of the 2015 Mustang.
How do Ford Mustang prices compare with the competition?
Favourably. Fellow Stateside imports the Chevrolet Camaro 6.2 V8 starts at £35,345 while the more sporting Corvette Stingray costs from £61,520.
And if you start looking at European V8s, well, prices spiral way beyond £50,000 for stock-in-trades such as the Audi RS5 (£59,870). The Blue Oval is hoping to prod those making a predictable German choice into taking a raunchier gamble.
Just remember not to look at the US website, where the home price starts at just $23,800 (£15,700) for their entry-level V6...
What do you get for your money if you buy a UK Mustang?
The entry-level models feature the 2.3-litre Ecoboost petrol engine developing 310bhp; the more muscular V8 412bhp. Choose from coupe or convertible models - the soft-top adds exactly £4000 to the Mustang’s price.
All models come with 19-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlamps, dual-zone climate control, the latest Sync voice control system and an eight-inch colour touchscreen. Click here for more news and photos of the 2015 Mustang.
‘There’s never been a better time to introduce this iconic car across Europe,’ said Roelant de Waard, marketing and sales chief in Europe. ‘The all-new Ford Mustang is the most modern, technologically advanced and forward-looking Mustang in the amazing history of the marque.’
Just remember that not every Ford dealer will sell the ‘Stang. Only the newly rebranded FordStores get the car and they’re mostly at the larger, metropolitan outlets. Which seems ironic as the last place we’d want to drive it is in the city…