My 2006 Mustang
Somebody please pinch me, better yet somebody punch me because I must be dreaming if what I am writing is true about a show dedicated to early and late model Mustangs. The 2006 Mustang is accessible as both a coupe and a convertible, powered by either a V6 or a V8 engine. Both are available with a manual or automatic transmission. More significantly, both deliver the bold styling, rear-drive performance and affordability that have been Mustang hallmarks for decades.
From sporty two-door coupe to high-performance hot-rod, the Ford Mustang has fulfilled the desires Mustang lovers. The Mustang was dramatically redesigned for 2005 and, while it is immediately recognizable as a Mustang, it now offers a thoroughly modernized performance – with powerful engines, advanced McPherson struts, and a three-link live axle with Pan hard rod rear suspension for the rear-wheel-drive platform. This latest Mustang builds on the puffed up debut of the 2005 Mustang, which have reached sales beyond all expectations.
The Mustang, one of the most anticipated and powerful cars, just got hotter. With more than 450-horsepower on tap from its supercharged 5.4L V-8 engine, the Mustang will be the most powerful factory-built Ford Mustang in history.
Mustang often goes against the pursuit of high-performance. “This Mustang can go up against the best of them, and hold its own. It’s stiff, it’s fast, and I’m looking forward to cruising mine up and down the roads of Georgia.”
Driving enthusiasts know all too well that the vastly increased weight and reduced structural integrity of some drop tops over their hard top derivatives sometimes force manufacturers to restrict performance capability.
Inside, too, upgraded levels of flair and function abound. The locations of the speedometer and the tachometer are swapped to provide performance-oriented drivers with a better view of shift points while changing gears. Front seats have received additional lateral support to help keep the driver optimally positioned during cornering. The interior is totally decked out in jet black and deep red leather. Top of the dash, on the door panels, center armrest, shift boot, and even parking-brake handle is black leather. SVT Red leather seating surfaces and door panel inserts provide a marked contrast to the rest of the leather-trimmed cabin, surrounding the performance enthusiast with luxury and comfort. Snake logos embroidered into the seat backs finish off the new edge interior.
The rest of the interior takes its cues from the 2005 Mustang, pretty much it’s an upgraded version of the new Mustang’s interior and even has titanium faced My Color gauge. One subtle, but unique difference will be the tachometer located on the right side of the instrument panel, as opposed to the left side like you would find in the GT and V6. Mustang is one of the greatest automotive sales success stories of all time. Nearly one out of every two sports cars sold in America this year has been a Mustang.