2011 Ford Mustang Long-Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0: Hot Car

May 10, 2011


Swapped another car with Brent Romans out in the Valley and got the Mustang GT back. And it reminded me why you usually see wood or plastic knobs on the shift levers of racing cars.

And that’s because the Mustang’s snappy aluminum knob was about a million degrees after the car sat in the sun-soaked parking lot at Denny’s for 45 minutes while we had lemonade and fries.

We’re going to have to pack a rag to shade the shift knob from the sun this summer. At least we don’t have to also worry so much about hot gear oil warming up the shift lever and knob like you do in a race car.

Maybe a retro-style cue ball knob might be the answer for the summer. Or asbestos gloves.

Michael Jordan, Executive Editor, Edmunds.com @ 7,466 miles.

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