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                                                                         2006 Ford Mustang GT
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Ford Mustang has been the icon of American performance and set to Capture American 
Hearts – Again

      Since its dramatic 1964 introduction, Ford Mustang has been the icon of American performance and style, capturing hearts worldwide. For 2005, Mustang combines an all-new, fully modern architecture with all the soul that makes a Mustang a Mustang – bold style, a brawny engine and rear-wheel-drive excitement.

In short, every inch of Mustang is new – yet it staunchly remains the genuine article – "America’s Car" for 40 years. Based on an all-new, fully modern body structure and chassis system featuring advanced MacPherson struts and a three-link live axle with Panhard rod, Mustang boasts an overall ride sophistication unmatched by any of its ancestors. Its braking and handling are nothing short of world class.
      Engine                                      V8 
      HP    300 BHP@ 5750 rpm
      Displacement     4606cc (281 cu. in.)
      Torque    320 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
      Weight lb (kg)    3483 (1582)
      Acceleration 0-60  mph        5.3 sec.
      Top speed    241 kph
      Driveline    Rear Wheel Drive 
      Price (approx)    $ 25200

2006 Ford Mustang GT produces all the tire-smoking power the rear wheels – and most drivers – can handle, with a better-breathing 300-horsepower, 24-valve MOD V-8 or 200-horsepower SOHC V-6 engine.

Mustang GT - More Power and Punch

Muscular new engines infuse Mustang with its legendary tire-smoking performance. The 4.6-liter all-aluminum V-8 has three-valve heads and cranks out 300 horsepower, while the new SOHC V-6 engine generates 202 horsepower from 4.0 liters. Five-speed transmissions – manual and automatic – put the power to the pavement.

The 2005 Mustang GT is the first mainstream production Mustang to break into the 300-horsepower arena, a place formerly occupied only by legendary Cobra and Boss models. The new level of performance – on regular fuel – is made possible by intelligent application of powertrain technology.

Because of its all-aluminum construction, Mustang’s MOD V-8 – a member of Ford’s modular engine family – weighs 75 pounds less than a comparable cast-iron design and stokes up 40 more horsepower than the 2004 engine. That’s over 50 percent more power than delivered by the fiery, small-block 289-cubic-inch V-8 found under the hood of the classic 1964 model.

A new V-8 engine pumps the Mustang GT up to an impressive 300 horsepower and 315 foot-pounds of torque – enough to get any muscle-car enthusiast’s heart racing. It marks the first time the mainstream Mustang GT offers 300 horsepower – formerly exclusive Mach 1, Cobra and Boss territory.

The GT’s 4.6-liter, three-valve MOD V-8 packs 40 more horsepower than the current V-8 and more than 50 percent more power than the fiery small-block 289-cubic-inch V-8 that propelled the 1964 model to stardom.

The V-6 Mustang customer hasn’t been forgotten either. The new 90-degree, single-overhead-cam 4.0-liter engine produces 202 horsepower standard – up from the prior pushrod engine’s 193 hp – for a new level of performance. Peak torque is 235 foot-pounds, 10 more than the prior model’s 225.

Now  more Stronger, Safer, & Secure

Mustang's agility helps drivers avoid accidents like no muscle car in history. Responsive, precise controls, coupled with high levels of overall grip and the strongest brakes ever fitted to a Mustang, give the driver the controllability that can turn an impending collision into just a close shave.

If a collision is unavoidable, a stout safety cage, Ford's Personal Safety System™ restraints suite and available side air bags with head and chest coverage give occupants the best possible protection.

The Ford Motor Company Personal Safety System, one of the industry's most comprehensive safety technology packages, is standard. The system is designed to provide increased protection in many types of frontal crashes by analyzing crash factors and determining the proper response within milliseconds. It uses dual-stage driver and front-passenger air bags – capable of deploying at full or partial power – safety belt pretensioners and energy management retractors.

Standard occupant classification sensing builds on the strength of the Personal Safety System to tailor deployment of the front-passenger air bag. If the passenger seat sensor detects no weight – or very little weight, like a newspaper or a jacket – the passenger air bag is automatically switched off. If more weight is on the seat, like a small child, the air bag remains deactivated and an instrument panel light alerts the driver with the message "PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF." Of course, children are safest when properly restrained in the rear seat. If an adult is seated properly in the passenger seat, the air bag automatically switches on, ready to inflate within milliseconds if needed.

Chassis Born to Run

The purpose-built, muscle-car chassis is new from the ground up, with a state-of-the-art front suspension and precise, three-link rear axle with Panhard rod. Combined with direct, accurate steering and powerful disc brakes, Mustang now has what it takes to catapult the American muscle-car driving experience to the next level.

Track time – at drag strips and on road courses – was a critical part of development, as chassis engineers pushed prototypes to the limit in search of the perfect power-and-handling blend.

"We spent countless hours refining this car on development drives and at the track," said Mark Rushbrook, vehicle dynamics supervisor. "The car has been to the Nelson Ledges road course in Ohio several times for 24-hour runs and has spent months on our own straightaways and handling courses at our proving grounds in Arizona, Michigan and Florida." By the time testing is completed, prototypes of the new Mustang will have logged nearly 1 million miles on streets and highways and tracks throughout the United States, Canada and Sweden in all types of weather.

A Dash with Flash

The cockpit is dominated by large, circular, chrome-ringed speedometer and tachometer gauges with radial numeric markers in a classic Mustang style. The barrel-like performance gauges are located on either side of a panel that offers information on fuel level, battery, oil temperature and pressure. But Mustang’s bold instrumentation has an important advantage over its ancestors and all others: It can be customized at the push of a button.

The technology makes use of light-emitting diodes – green, blue and red – projected through "light pipe" fittings on the sides of the speedometer, tachometer and vehicle operation indicator panel. It allows Mustang owners to blend these colors and create more personalized instrumentation.

Other Specifications:

Model: 2006 Ford Mustang GT
Engine Location: Front
Origin: Detroit, Michigan
Fuel Type: Gasoline - Petrol
Fuel Feed Electronic returnless sequential
Gas Mileage: City: 18 MPG / Hwy: 24 MPG
Configuration: 90° Aluminium Block and Heads
Valvetrain: Gear chain-driven SOHC, 3 valves/cyl, hydraulic lifters, variable intake- and exhaust-valve timing
HP/L: 65.21 BHP per Liter
HP/LB: 11.4 LBS per BHP
Compression: 9.8:1
Block: Aluminum
Cylinder Head: Aluminum
Length: 187.6 IN / 4764 MM
Width: 72.1 IN / 1831 MM
Height: 54.5 IN / 1384 MM
Wheelbase: 107.1 IN / 2720 MM
Front Track: 62.3 IN / 1582 MM
Rear Track: 62.5 IN / 1587 MM
Ground Clearance: 5.7 IN / 145 MM
Steering: Rack-and-pinion with hydraulic power assist
Steering Ratio: 15.8:1
Turning Circle: 34.4 FT / 10.5 M
Materials: Unit construction, welded steel stampings
Front Brakes: Hydraulic Discs /w vacuum power assist, ABS
Rear Brakes: Hydraulic Discs /w vacuum power assist, ABS
Front Suspension: MacPherson struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension: Rigid axle located by 3 trailing links and a Panhard rod, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Transmission: Tremec 3650 5-Speed Manual