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Ford Mustang is clearly one of the most popular cars in the world and the American carmaker finally answered the prayers of us Indian enthusiasts last year by launching the 2016 Mustang GT in India.
In fact, less than a month into its launch, Ford India exhausted the 100 units of Mustang GT allocated for India for 2016.
Among the many fans that the iconic pony car has in India is popular Tamil film actor and Rajinikanth’s son-in-law Dhanush, who recently took the delivery of a spanking new black Mustang GT.
While the actor or the carmaker hasn’t revealed much about his latest purchase, the image of him taking the delivery of the car has now surfaced online on one one of his fan pages.
Now, Dhanush is not the first India celebrity to get his hands on the new Ford Mustang GT since its launch. Last year movie director Rohit Shetty got himself a customised Ford Mustang GT, modified by popular design company – Daljit Auto Design (D.A.D.).
His customised Ford Mustang came in the special shade of Hexis Matte Blue, as described by the design firm, and was equipped aftermarket Cervini bonnet, an RTR grille with integrated DRLs, Roush side scoops and rear spoiler and Niche 20-inch wheels apart from the Borla Atak exhaust system, among other modification.
Ford India first unveiled the Mustang GT in the country right before the 2016 Auto Expo, promising a launch in the second half of 2016 and was Ford show-stopper at the expo. Staying true to its word the American carmaker has finally launched the car in India in July 2016. The new generation Ford Mustang GT retains its brawny looks along with the All-American Muscle styling.
In fact, the new-gen Ford Mustang GT won the NDTV Performance or Sports Car of the Year 2017.
The India-spec Ford Mustang comes in its top-spec avatar powered by a 5.0-litre V8 under the hood. The V8 features larger intake and exhaust valves, revised intake and exhaust camshafts among several other features to ensure maximum power generation. That said Ford has detuned the engine for the Indian market, which currently produces 390bhp and develops 515Nm of peak torque.
The V8 comes mated to a 6-Speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. Ford offers the new Mustang GT with four different driving modes – Norman, Sport+, Track, and Snow/Wet modes.