Little and large: two performance Fords hit LA
Another classic feature from the last 20 years of TG mag: can a 'world car' work for passionate performance sub-brands?
Posted: 18 Oct 2013
Pat Devereux: Well, the facts are that the Mustang is as far away from the Fiesta ST as it's possible to get. Talk about two countries divided by a common language... This 2013 GT500 has a vast, supercharged and intercooled 5.8-litre V8, rear drive, almost as much power as the Millennium Falcon (650+bhp) and costs under £40k, even with every option box ticked. Its top speed is a quoted 202mph, it can peel off the quarter mile in the mid-11s and it will spin its tyres in the first three gears, even with the traction control systems switched on. It's the USA on four wheels: firepower, excellent value, an obvious sense of humour and an ability to inflict damage on anything that gets in its way.