Long term tests

Ford Mustang GT

On an unintentional economy drive, the Mustang managed over 24mpg on one 300-mile journey

No, the new fuel tank still hasn't been fitted, but I have a good excuse: as predicted last month, we've chosen some uprated brakes, so rather than make two trips to Litchfield Imports we've delayed the fitting of the tank until the much-needed brakes have arrived. After much deliberation we decided to go for the German-made Movit front brake kit. Though less well known in the UK than familiar names like AP, Brembo and Tarox, Movit has a strong reputation in mainland Europe for its wide range of upgrade kits for everything from Minis to Mustangs. It even does ceramic discs for certain applications. Take a look at www.movit.de P555's £2400 kit promises vastly improved pedal feel and stopping power thanks to a pair of 342mm vented and cross-drilled discs and some fist-sized four-pot billet callipers. And as all Movit's hardware is subjected to Germany's stringent TÜV tests, it should be top quality stuff, too. In the meantime I'm having to nurse the Mustang's knackered standard brakes, which now rumble and judder during sustained high-speed stops. There is a silver liniag, though, for the combination of infernal fuelling issues and shot brakes mean I've been on something of an economy drive, seeing a best of 24.2 mpg on one 300-mile motorway journey. Rest assured I'm anticipating that normal gas-guzzling service will be resumed soon.

Running Costs

Date acquiredApril 2005
Total mileage17,205
Costs this month£0
Mileage this month1182
MPG this month23.1mpg

Recommended

Visit/ford/202877/2021-ford-bronco-revealed-an-american-icon-reborn
Ford

2021 Ford Bronco revealed – an American icon reborn

14 Jul 2020
Visit/ford/202722/ford-gt-developer-multimatic-launches-special-vehicle-operations-group
Ford

Ford GT developer Multimatic launches Special Vehicle Operations group

10 Jun 2020
Visit/ford/202556/ken-blocks-hoonifox-1980s-mustang-blends-dtm-with-miami-vice
Ford

Ken Block’s Hoonifox – 1980s Mustang blends DTM with Miami Vice

30 Apr 2020
Visit/ford/202430/ford-cortina-mk1-by-retro-ford-review
Ford

Ford Cortina Mk1 by Retro Ford review

26 Apr 2020

Most Popular

Visit/porsche/panamera/203126/porsche-panamera-turbo-s-2020-review
Porsche Panamera

Porsche Panamera Turbo S 2020 review 

Monster straight-line pace and impressive handling, but the Panamera sweet spot is found elsewhere
26 Sep 2020
Visit/ferrari/203127/ferrari-omologata-revealed-latest-bespoke-commission-a-v12-super-coupe
Ferrari

Ferrari Omologata revealed – latest bespoke commission a V12 super coupe

One-off Ferrari Omologata revealed with bespoke body 789bhp V12 engine
25 Sep 2020
Visit/mclaren/203132/mclaren-765lt-2020-review-latest-long-tail-returns-to-reset-the-status-quo
McLaren

McLaren 765LT 2020 review – latest Long Tail returns to reset the status quo

McLaren’s latest Long Tail fulfills its brief in once again pushing the supercar to the next level, the 765LT just has to prove its magic on the road …
29 Sep 2020
Visit/ford/mustang/201971/ford-mustang-mach-e-gt-turns-up-electric-suv-to-459bhp
Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT turns up electric SUV to 459bhp

The all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV has gained a hot GT variant, rivalling Tesla’s Model Y Performance
28 Sep 2020