2011 Ford Mustang GT: Peaks and Valleys
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2011 Ford Mustang Long Term Road Test

2011 Ford Mustang GT: Peaks and Valleys

July 26, 2011

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Sometimes the requirements of the job are as simple as shuttling a car from the office to location X. Last week I was asked to do such a mission. It just happened that the shuttle mission early the next morning was with our Mustang. A vehicle I hadn't driven yet. I picked the keys after a very long day and all I pretty much cared about up to that point was getting back home.

But this time would be different. I didn't want to "just get home" and relax. Thankfully my chariot had a 5.0.The Mustang was an espresso shot for my night time commute.

My mom used to own a Mustang convertible back in the late 80's with the 5.0. I loved that thing for obvious teenage reasons. Hearing the beast under the hood gurgle brought back a lot of silly high school memories. So I thought, why not honor those times and lay a small patch from the stop light.

The streets were empty at 11pm. I'm no driver by any means. I've learned this fact by being around people who can drive. But a small blaze from a stop light is pretty easy for me. Revs up, light turns green and I let this thing go. There were no smoke trails and but I made a bunch of noise. That was all the satisfaction I need.

Sometimes the hours can be a real grind, but the perks more than make up for it.

Scott Jacobs, Sr Mgr, Photography


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