2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: Good Pedal Placement
August 18, 2011
The pedals on our long-term 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 are not bad: metal finish, rubber inserts, and smooth action through the strokes. The big surprise here is the proximity of the brake relative to the accelerator -- you can actually heel-and-toe this thing.
Although the placement is not as good as some BMWs like our dearly departed 135 (perfect!), it's a lot better than some dedicated sports cars like the Nissan 370Z (awful) we had.
And who wouldn't like the sound of that 5.0L V8 zinging up on the shift? Probably some Chevy guy.
Chevy guys will also note how unfinished the carpet looks with that exposed insulation. Ugly.
Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ ~13,000 miles