2013 Ford Mustang To Debut at 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show
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2013 Ford Mustang To Debut at 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

2011 Los Angeles Auto Show


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Just the Facts:
  • The Mustang GT is now rated at 420 horsepower.
  • Mustang GT is now offered with SelectShift automatic.
  • New Track Pack adds additional equipment on top of the current Brembo brake package.

LOS ANGELES — Ford rolled out several new upgrades for the 2013 Ford Mustang GT ahead of the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show this week. In addition to a few minor cosmetic updates, all GT models are now rated at 420 horsepower and available with a SelectShift automatic transmission.

A new Track Pack upgrades the previously available Brembo brake package with the addition of an engine oil cooler, upgraded radiator, performance brake pads, 3.73 rear-end gears and the same Torsen limited-slip differential found on the Boss 302. Ford also changed the Boss 302's graphics package. It's now similar to the design used in 1970. The 2012 Boss 302 wears a C-stripe like the 1969 model.

Styling changes include a revised grille, more prominent front splitter and body-colored side sills. In back, the panel between the taillights is now painted black, while the lights themselves feature smoked lenses. All GTs and V6 also get upgraded to standard HID headlights and LED marker lights front and rear. Finishing off the exterior changes are revised wheel designs and optional "pony projection lamps" that project the Mustang emblem onto the ground from the side mirrors when the doors are unlocked.

All GTs and V6 models also add Recaro seats as an available option for 2013. Also new is a 4.2-inch dashboard screen that features various vehicle functions, and a new Track Apps feature. It's able to show 0-60-mph times, quarter-mile times and g-force measurements. The Shaker and Shaker Pro audio systems have also been upgraded for 2013.

Edmunds.com says: The styling changes are barely noticeable, but the optional Track Pack and onboard computer are a couple of interesting upgrades for 2013.

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