Deceptively Composed - 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: Deceptively Composed

August 17, 2011

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Yesterday I got to drive the Mustang down to our track in Fontana, some 50 or so miles from my apartment. It's a great drive at that time of the morning, since traffic is going in the opposite direction and the freeway is nice and clear.

The Mustang was free as air, gliding down the road with infectious confidence. Then traffic thickened a bit and I had to tap the brakes. At that point it felt like the car was barely crawling and I worried that the slowdown would make me late to the track.

Then I glanced down at the speedometer and realized that the "slowdown"wasn't nearly as slow as I'd thought -- I was doing 60 mph.

This car goes fast and it feels like it's barely moving. High speed has zero effect on its composure -- you feel safe and secure as a baby in a cradle, with the lullaby being the low warble of that engine. What a joy to experience.

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @ 13,156 miles

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