The standard engine, a 60-degree 4.0-liter SOHC
V-6, produces 210 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque.
Five-speed manual transmissions are standard.
The V-8 powered GT is equipped with a rugged Tremec 3650 gearbox,
while V-6 uses the proven Tremec T-5. Since 2005, Mustang has been
available with a five-speed automatic which provides a unique combination
of off-the-line jump and good highway fuel economy.
At the front suspension, MacPherson struts with
reverse "L" lower control arms deliver both comfort and
control. The three-link rear suspension has a lightweight, tubular
Panhard rod that provides precise control of the rear axle. This
technology stabilizes the rear axle as the wheels move, particularly
during hard cornering.
The st and ard four-wheel disc brakes have the
biggest rotors and stiffest calipers ever fitted to a mainstream
Mustang. Twin-piston aluminum calipers clamp down on 12.4-inch ventilated
front brake discs on GT models.
In the rear, the brake rotors are 11.8 inches
in diameter – more than 12 percent larger than on the 2004
A four-channel anti-lock braking system with
traction control is available for a greater degree of brake control.
It uses electronic sensors to constantly monitor road conditions
and feed the information to a dedicated control computer capable
of determining, within milliseconds, whether the vehicle is on dry
pavement or negotiating a slippery surface. When traction control
isn't desired, drivers can deactivate the system with a simple button
on the instrument panel.