The all-new Ford Mustang convertible comes with a distinct
style and a completely redesigned top system. In short, it means that drivers
can enjoy the shining sun or sparkling stars quicker with all of the
performance and character expected of Mustang, said a company statement.
The all-new Mustang is the most advanced version yet of
the iconic pony car. Then there is a range of available engines including a new
turbocharged EcoBoost 2.3-litre and an upgraded 5.0-litre V8 with more than
420hp and manual or automatic six-speed transmissions.
“Convertible tops and iconic sports cars like Mustang
have always been a great pairing,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer.
“This is the best convertible we’ve ever built with a one-of-a-kind design that
is instantly recognisable as Mustang and an outstanding all-around driving
experience,” he added.
It was not simple creative the new Mustang convertible.
It involved far more than just slicing the top off the fastback. The two cars
were designed and engineered from the ground up, incorporating an array of
visually subtle, but important, changes to make sure each stood on its own
while meeting increased standards of quality, performance and refinement.
“From the start, we committed to giving Mustang
convertible a unique look from the fastback with the clean, cohesive design it
deserved ,” said Joel Piaskowski, exterior design director, adding, “From the
raised and straightened muscle line on the rear haunches to the recontoured
trunk lid, the new Mustang convertible has a more linear quality whether the
top is up or down, giving the car its own distinct presence on the road.”
For the first time on Mustang, every convertible roof
gets a full fabric outer layer for the roof plus a full inner headliner to
enclose the five-bow structure. Sandwiched in between these layers is a full
10-millimeter thick insulation pad that makes the convertible nearly as quiet
inside with the top up as the fastback.