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|2008 Ford Mustang
|2008 Mustang Models
- Standard Safety. Side air bags are
now standard on all Mustang models.
- Cool New Features. Available interior
ambient lighting and HID headlamps add a touch of upscale class.
- Bold Design. Three new colors and
available 18-inch premium wheels on the V-6 coupe enhance Mustang’s
bold American style.
- Shelby Mustang Magic. The 2008
Ford Shelby GT convertible and 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR –
the most powerful production Ford Mustang ever produced –
complete the modern Shelby Mustang lineup.
- More Choices. Warriors in Pink
Package join Mustang’s extensive lineup.
|Ford Mustang charges into
2008 as the one and only pony car on the streets, and looks to stretch
its segment leadership with new features for that personalized look
and feel that Mustang enthusiasts love.
Mustang remains one of the greatest automotive
sales success stories of all time. Nearly one out of every two sports
cars sold in America is a Mustang, and Mustang remains one of the
hottest-selling cars in America. It’s also America’s
The 2008 Mustang intends to hold on to that
sales leadership with new available features that will add personal
appeal, including High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, 18-inch
wheels on the V-6 coupe, and an interior ambient lighting system.
Three new colors enhance Mustang’s bold,
American style while safety improves with the addition of standard
side air bags.
Two new Shelby Mustangs are available for 2008
– the 2008 Mustang Shelby GT and Shelby GT500KR. The 2008
Mustang Shelby GT offers consumers a new Vista Blue exterior color
with silver stripe, and the choice of two body styles, coupe or
convertible. Under the hood, the Shelby GT’s 4.6-liter V-8
engine is modified with Ford Racing Performance Parts and generates
319 horsepower. Coil springs drop the overall ride height by an
inch-and-a-half and stiffer dampers and a front swaybar further
enhance cornering feel and body control.
To mark the 40th Anniversary of the original
“King of the Road” Mustang, 2008 sees the return of
the Shelby GT500KR. Hailed as the most powerful production Ford
Mustang ever produced, the 2008 Shelby GT500KR features an estimated
540-horsepower 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 with a Ford Racing Power
Upgrade Pack, 3.73:1 rear axle ratio, short-throw shifter, and unique
suspension tuning. Available in spring 2008, the exterior design
draws inspiration from the classic Shelby KR Mustangs and features
unique carbon composite hood, Shelby-designed 18-inch wheels, and
special 40th Anniversary badging and unique striping.
Also new for 2008 is a limited-edition Warriors
in Pink Mustang – designed exclusively in support of Susan
G. Komen for the Cure®. Produced in celebration of Susan G.
Komen for the Cure’s 25th Anniversary, the vehicle features
unique pink exterior and interior design accents. Sales from the
Warriors in Pink edition will help raise funds for Susan G. Komen
for the Cure. Highlights include:
- Pink ribbon and Pony fender badge.
- Pink ‘Mustang’ rocker
- Charcoal leather seats and Charcoal
floor mats with Pink contrast stitching.
- Leather-wrapped aluminum spoke
steering wheel with Pink contrast stitching.
- Unique Pony grille with chrome
bezel and fog lamps.
|Mustang comes in both
coupe and convertible body styles, V-6 Deluxe, V-6 Premium, GT Deluxe
and GT Premium. All Mustangs are built in Flat Rock, Mich., with final
assembly of the Shelby GT and GT500KR taking place at the Shelby Automobiles
facility in Las Vegas.
Design and Equipment
Mustang epitomizes pure American muscle. The signature long hood and
short rear deck capitalize on more than 40 years of Mustang heritage,
as do classic design cues that have defined Mustangs since the 1960s:
C-scoops in the sides, three-element taillamps, and a galloping horse
badge in the center of the grille.
The Mustang’s menacing shark-like nose
imparts an attitude not seen since the 1967 model, while jeweled,
round headlamps in trapezoidal housings are part of its modern architecture.
The car’s aggressive rake gives the design visual motion,
while the short overhangs and up to 18-inch wheels and tires anchor
the design visually and physically to the road.
Mustang continues to offer unique packages
The Pony Package, available on the V-6 model,
first launched in 2006. It features a GT-handling package that includes
a larger front stabilizer bar, the addition of a rear stabilizer
P235/55ZR17 tires on painted cast-aluminum wheels.
Also included are bright, machined rims and unique tri-bar Pony
center caps. Further touches include fog lights, Pony front fender
badges, lower door tape stripe, carpeted front floor mats with special
brushed chrome “Mustang” logos and a rear spoiler.
The Mustang GT California Special is available
on GT Premium models and includes 18-inch wheels, side scoops, unique
tape stripes, rolled bright exhaust tips, black leather trimmed
seats with unique “Cal Special” contrasting Dove or
Parchment leather inserts, a larger air intake, a chin spoiler (1.5
inches lower than GT), and unique front and rear fascias.
An appearance package is available for the Mustang
GT featuring rolled exhaust tips, an engine cover with a Pony emblem
and a hood scoop.
The California Special and GT appearance packages
can be ordered separately or combined to give Mustang enthusiasts
one of the most expressive Mustang GTs ever offered.
Major Features and Options
V-6 Deluxe: Auxiliary audio input jack; One-touch
up-down power windows; Power mirrors and door locks; Keyless entry;
air conditioning; AM/FM audio system with single CD; Tilt steering
wheel; Speed control; Rear window defroster; Stainless steel exhaust;
16-inch wheels; Four-wheel power disc brakes; Cloth bucket seats
with 50/50 split-fold rear on coupe models; Seat-mounted side air
bags; LATCH; Personal Safety System®; SecuriLock®; and Tire
Pressure Monitoring System.
V-6 Premium adds: 16-inch,
painted bright machined-aluminum wheels with chrome spinner; Shaker
500 audio system with six-disc CD changer and MP3 capability; Six-way
power-adjustable driver seat.
GT Deluxe adds: 4.6-liter,
3-valve, V-8 engine; ABS with traction control; Stainless steel
dual exhaust; Front fog lamps in grille; Complex reflector halogen
headlamps with integral turn signals; Rear spoiler; Performance
tires with 17-inch, painted cast-aluminum wheels; and AM/FM audio
system with single CD.
GT Premium adds: Shaker 500
audio system with six-disc CD player; and Aberdeen leather-trimmed,
Embossed sport bucket seats.
Options include: Ambient interior
lighting; GT California Special Package; GT Appearance Package;
Comfort Group; Shaker 1000 premium audio system; SIRIUS® Satellite
Radio; Touch-screen navigation system; V-6 Pony Package; Interior
Upgrade Package with satin-aluminum trim or dark aluminum trim and
MyColor custom instrument panel; Sport Interior Appearance Package;
Premier Trim with Color Accent Package, Sport Exterior Appearance
Package; Five-speed automatic transmission; Two styles of 18-inch,
cast-aluminum wheels; Active anti-theft system.