Ford Mustang for 2013
2013 Ford Mustang V6 convertible
2013 Ford Mustang GT convertible
2013 Ford Mustang GT convertible
16th November, 2011
- New exterior design with more prominent grille, new bonnet and new LED signature lighting give
the latest Mustang a high-tech look
- Drivers of automatic-equipped Mustangs will be able to shift their own gears with new SelectShift
Automatic™ transmission, now a standard feature
- Industry-first technology allows drivers to monitor their own acceleration, g force and
braking on the track with new 4.2-inch LCD screen showing Track Apps
Ford Mustang – the icon of American performance and style – gets even more 'street cred' with a
new design and a list of smart features that signal even more technology in the popular 'pony'
“The new Mustang is the perfect example of continuing to build on excellence. It takes the
greatness of the 5.0-litre and V6 and pushes the refinement to the next level,” said Dave
Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “The car has been spot-on functionally and now we’re adding more
features and technology to further improve the driver’s experience.”
More aggressive design
The new model Mustang (coupe and Convertible), which goes on sale across North America in Q3 2012,
offers a more aggressive design with a more prominent grille. A more powerful splitter adds to that
appearance. Functional heat extractors on the engine bonnet of the GT were specifically placed and
designed to help move hot air out of the engine compartment and cool the engine.
“We are delivering a more distinctive and emotional design presence that celebrates the total
performance of Mustang,” said Darrell Behmer, Mustang chief designer. “This latest Mustang
design is very respectful of its heritage while continuing to look forward with a more powerful and
Rocker panels running along the car are now body-colour, making for a more premium appearance. The
rear has been updated with a high-gloss black panel that connects the taillamps. Keeping the
sequential turn signal Mustang is known for, the taillamps also deliver a smoked appearance that
matches the more purposeful look up front.
Also new for Mustang design are standard high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps on both V6 and
GT models. Signature lighting plays into the technology upgrades for 2013 as well, with two
individual light-emitting diode (LED) bars accentuating the front headlamps and three LED ropes
forming the iconic three-bar rear lights.
The new Mustang offers a revamped wheel line-up, 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. With updated designs,
the wheels also offer new finishes and touches for a more powerful appearance.
There are two different finishes on the 17-inch wheel – machined-aluminium and painted. Three
optional V6 wheels include an 18-inch polished aluminium set, an updated 18-inch painted aluminium
and a 19-inch painted wheel design, with a new theme for the V6 Performance Package.
The standard 18-inch painted aluminium wheel on both GT and premium GT is an evolution of the
five-spoke design. The 19-inch optional GT wheel comes with a gloss-black finish with machined face
for a more sinister look.
The new car also offers mirrors with pony projection light, which casts the image of Mustang’s
famous pony emblem on the ground when the unlock button is activated. New colours – Deep Impact Blue
and Gotta Have It Green – join the existing sporty colours for 2013.
Also new on V6 and GT are optional leather-trimmed or cloth Recaro® seats that are currently
available on the Shelby GT500 and Boss 302. Designed to enhance the high-performance driving
experience, lateral bolsters in the cushion and seatback are used to ensure drivers have the support
needed on the track during hard cornering and to deliver a comfortable ride.
The seats also come complete with integrated head restraints with ample room for drivers and
passengers wearing helmets when at the track. Openings on the seatback are included for customers
looking to provide performance set-ups for their car on track days. The Recaro seats are the result
of a global team effort led by SVT along with the Mustang engineering group in North America, Team RS
in Europe and Recaro.
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Ford Mustang GT
New driving technologies
The 2013 Mustang with 5.0-litre engine will now deliver 420 horsepower. Based on learnings from
developing the high-output 444-horsepower Mustang Boss 302, the team was able to adapt several of the
designs to the 5.0-litre.
The new Mustang 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. The system is controlled with a selector button on the side of the shifter. The shifter has
been upgraded for 2013 with more modern style and improved accessibility.
“This lets owners take an automatic out on a track day or whenever they want to drive sportier,
and lets them have the convenience of switching to manual control,” said Tom Barnes, Mustang
vehicle engineering manager. “It’s a significant improvement to our powertrain offerings that lets
the driver take control.”
This capability makes the Mustang experience sporty yet smooth. Unlike some competitors’
transmissions, SelectShift won’t second-guess the driver with an override shift. With SelectShift,
manual control is truly manually controlled.
A new option, the GT Track Package, debuts for 2013 for customers who want to push their 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
Other optional package updates for 2013 include offering the Brembo Brake Package on both manual
and automatic transmissions on Mustang GT. The V6 Performance Package is now available on automatic
Mustangs for the first time.
Hill start assist makes its debut on manually equipped Mustangs. This feature helps keep the car
from rolling backward, making it easier to pull away when on a slope or hill. With the brake pedal
pressed, if sensors detect the car is on a slope, the system is automatically activated. Brake
pressure is held in the braking system and the car remains stationary on the slope for up to two
seconds after the driver releases the brake pedal.
A new 4.2-inch LCD productivity screen that lets customers access information related to fuel
economy and vehicle performance also makes its debut on Mustang. The screen is navigated through a
five-way control button located on the steering wheel and offers Track Apps, which delivers
performance metrics for drivers right from the factory. The app measures g forces, shows
acceleration times in quarter-mile and 0-60 increments, and displays braking times, complete with
automatic and countdown starts.
The 2013 Mustang also offers customers two new audio systems for even better sound quality for
incredible clarity and crispness. 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
The 2013 Ford Mustang will be built at AutoAlliance International Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan,