2021 Shannons '40th Anniversary' Timed Online Auction
Lot
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2012 Ford Mustang 'Roush Stage 3' Coupe (RHD)

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Melbourne

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Specifications

Engine Roush 5.0 litre Supercharged V8
Gearbox Six-speed manual
Body Work Coupe
Colour Sterling Grey
Interior Black/Grey
Trim Leather/Cloth
Wheels Alloy
Brakes Discs/discs

Description

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The legendary Ford Mustang debuted its fifth generation at the 2004 North American International Auto Show on a brand-new platform, with "retro futurist" styling clearly inspired by the original ?60s version of the first-generation ?Ponycar?. Introduced for the 2005 model year, the `Stang remained true to the original concept under the skin as well, retaining the traditional front engine/rear drive layout and live rear axle. In base model form, the new Mustang was powered by a 4.0 litre SOHC V6 motor mated to the Tremec T-5 manual transmission, while the high-performance Mustang GT derivative employed the 4.6 litre modular V8 with alloy block and variable camshaft timing, cranking out a very healthy 300 bhp (224 kW). The V8 Mustang also used the stronger Tremec TR-3650 transmission. Engines were revised for 2011, and transmission options included the Getrag-Ford MT82 six-speed manual or the 6R80 six-speed automatic based on the ZF 6HP26 transmission, licensed for production by Ford. Electric power steering replaced the conventional hydraulic version. GT models included the 32-valve 5.0 L engine (also referred to as the "Coyote") producing 412 hp and 390 ft-lbs of torque. The GT package offered more standard equipment including sports seats, integrated fog lamps, halogen headlamps with integral indicator lights, a rear spoiler, stiffer suspension, and 17-inch painted aluminium wheels, along with anti-lock brakes and traction control. Allied with a comprehensive list of standard equipment, including power windows, power convertible top, traction cruise control and four-wheel disc brakes, the Mustang GT was very well appointed. Sold in both coupe and convertible models, the Mustang GT was a great drive and a return to the good old days of tarmac burning muscle cars. The fifth generation Mustang was to that point without doubt the best car to wear the famous badge in decades.