Join correspondent Steve Hammes as he brings you up to speed on the 2010 Ford Mustang GT. This model year refreshes the 2005 design and those missing the American muscles car will not be disappointed.
Unlike some of its counterparts, the ’10 Mustang stays true to its heritage while also coming in lighter and smaller than its competitors. The quality and comfort of the Mustang has improved and in the GT premium model, much of the creature comforts are included like the Shaker 500 audio system, SYNC system, Sirius satellite radio, and leather trim seating.
And now for the muscle. The Mustang GT is powered by a 4.6 L V8 mated to a 5-speed manual transmission that produces 315 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 325 lb-ft of torque at 4,250 rpm. 0-60 time is 5.1 seconds and the quarter-mile is completed in 13.7 seconds. If this performance and transmission pairing isn’t quite right for you, you can always choose the V6, Shelby GT500, or convertible option. Two track packs are also available.
The price for the 2010 Ford Mustang GT is reasonable. Base MSRP starts at $31,845 and as-tested, the price tag stopped shy of $35k at $34,130