It also doesn’t come free. While the list price for a base EcoBoost is $25,170, optioned up with the Performance package (mandatory), Premium package (debatable) and navigation (meh), you’re looking at almost $36,000 in all. The GT starts at $32,100, but if you go hog wild like I did with the options, you’re looking at $46,000.
The deal is this: Mustang has a winner on its hands. A thoroughbred, even. For the first time in its history, no longer do excuses have to be made for its antediluvian suspension or plasticky interior. Now it can play with the best of them on the world stage, and I, for one, can’t wait to see these things doing burnouts down the Champs-Élysées or racing flat-out on the Autobahn.