Ford revealed the new 2013 Mustang just in time for Los Angeles Autoshow. The car comes with a refreshed design and a long list of new features.
The facelift is less dramatic than we were anticipating, but the changes are well-thought and give the car a new look without messing with its character.
The 2013 Mustang receives some dental work at front and a bit of Botox for the HID headlamps, gets body-colored rocker panels, and a high-gloss black panel as well as a set of new taillights at the back which resemble the ones on the Fastback Mustangs of the 60s. They look fabulous.
New colors including Deep Impact Blue and Gotta Have It Green are added for 2013.
The new Ford Mustang offers a revamped wheel lineup, ranging from the standard 17-inch wheels for V6 all the way up to 19-inch optional wheels on the GT and V6 Performance Package.
We think it’s been a successful facelift. The Mustang GT looks especially fine, what with the sports grille, bigger wheels, and tinted lights. The next generation Mustang is going to be completely different, so enjoy this while you can!
The 2013 Mustang GT gets the same 5.0 liter V8 but with 420 hp. It can be specified with a six-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission. This advanced control strategy offers the driver a choice between fully automatic operation and manual control. Not something an average muscle car driver could fathom, but good.
As for the other new features, the V6 Performance Package is now available on automatic Mustangs for the first time and the hill start assist makes is offered on manually equipped Mustangs.
A new option, the GT Track Package, debuts for 2013 for customers who want to push their Ford Mustang even further at the track. Available only on manual GT Mustangs with a 3.73 axle, the package gives track enthusiasts an engine cooler, upgraded radiator, performance friction brake pads and the same Torsen® differential that’s on Mustang Boss 302. The package includes everything in the current Brembo™ Brake Package, with 14-inch vented front discs, unique 19-inch alloy wheels and summer performance tires.
Both V6 and GT are now available with the optional leather-trimmed or cloth Recaro seats that are currently available for the Shelby and Boss versions. A new 4.2-inch LCD productivity screen that lets customers access information related to fuel economy and vehicle performance, Track Apps feature, and two new audio systems are among the new tech features available for the new ‘Stang. The optional Shaker system comes with eight speakers and pumps out 370 watts of power. The upgraded Shaker Pro offers nine speakers and delivers 550 watts of power.
Pricing and specs will be revealed closer to launch.