There are cars and there are legendary icons. Today I finally got behind the wheel of one of the most famous car icons – the Ford Mustang.
The latest Mustang was officially unveiled on 17 April 2014 to mark its 50th anniversary, is now finally available for sale to South Africans following the commencement of right-hand drive production for the first time. South Africa is one of the first right-hand drive countries to get the Mustang.
Having bumped into the Mustang over the years at various tech events, I have always been intrigued at just how much technology Ford has invested into their vehicles, and the Mustang is no exception.
Heading out for a track day? no problem – simply flick a switch on the console to quickly adjust steering effort, engine response, and transmission and electronic stability control settings.
Using the Selectable Drive Modes, drivers are able to adjust the AdvanceTrac electronic stability control, throttle response, automatic gear-shift patterns and steering to match Normal, Sport+, Track or Snow/Wet settings. Selectable Effort Electric Power Assisted Steering enables drivers to choose a Normal, Comfort or Sport steering weight and feel.
Ford Mustang South African prices revealed
Mustang fans have been waiting for two years to get their hands on this beast and now we can reveal the prices for the South African market:
How to buy a Ford Mustang in South Africa ?
Unfortunately, you can’t simply pop into your nearest Ford dealership and get one. South African buyers could win the opportunity to skip the waiting list by entering the first-ever Mustang Lottery, giving them the option to purchase a Mustang ahead of current orders.
The once-off draw will take place in February 2016 where 15 customers will win the chance of owning the Mustang without having to endure long – and growing – waiting lists for this exclusive model.
To enter, head over to Ford Mustang website and click on the ‘Keep Me Informed’ tab on the Mustang model web page: https://www.ford.co.za/cars/mustang/kmi.