Performance figures released for the new Ford Mustang

Ford has officially announced performance figures for the all-new Mustang ahead of its first-ever release in the UK.

Able to sprint to 62mph from a complete standstill in as little as 4.8 seconds, the new Mustang is officially the fastest-accelerating production Ford coupe model ever released in Europe.

‘Wickedly fast’

Hermann Salenbauch, Mustang vehicle line director, said: “The new Ford Mustang will be wickedly fast off the line and throw you back in your seat with a thrilling engine soundtrack.

“But Mustang isn’t just fast in a straight line. The ride and handling will be a revelation for European drivers.”

In the UK the new Mustang will be available with a choice of two powerful engines, a 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine which generates 313bhp and a 5.0-litre V8 with 415bhp on tap.

Equipped with six-speed manual transmissions, the EcoBoost can take the Mustang from 0-62mph in an incredible 5.8 seconds, while the V8 sheds a whole second off, reaching 62mph in only 4.8 seconds.

Despite such heavyweight performance, the Mustang is moderately fuel efficient. The V8 version returns 20.9mpg with 299g/km of CO2, while the EcoBoost returns 35.3mpg with 179g/km of CO2.

Designed to be equally as fun on the road or track, the new Ford Mustang features selectable drive modes to alter the throttle response for a more relaxed or more intense drive as buyers desire.

Toggle switches on the centre console adjust stability control, gear-shift patterns and steering, and drivers can choose between Normal, Sport+, Track or Snow/Wet settings.

It also comes fitted with Track Apps to monitor performance, while the V8-equipped models feature a special Launch Control feature which holds engine revs at the sweetest spot for optimum acceleration.

Order books open now

Fitted with a Performance Pack as standard, it also comes with upgraded brakes for high-speed driving, a stiffer chassis setup and independent front and rear suspension for the best handling yet seen in a Mustang.

Available in a choice of 10 colours, with 19-inch wheels, xenon headlamps, LED tail lamps and a rear diffuser as standard, the new Ford Mustang is available to order now, with deliveries expected this autumn.

In the meantime, why not check out some incredible footage of the Mustang in action below!