Los Angeles, California – The Ford Mustang receives a new design and features for 2013. The company unveiled the new model at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

“The new Mustang is the perfect example of continuing to build on excellence,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “It takes the greatness of the 5.0-litre and V6 and pushes the refinement to the next level. The car has been spot-on functionally, and now we’re adding more features and technology to further improve the driver’s experience.”

The new Mustang, which goes on sale in the spring of 2012, features a more prominent grille, more powerful splitter, and functional heat extractors on the GT designed to help move hot air out of the engine compartment. The rocker panels are now body-colour, the rear has been updated with a high-gloss panel that connects the tail lamps, and the sequential turn signals have a smoked appearance.

The V6 and GT models receive standard HID headlamps, and LED bars on the headlamps and rear lights. New wheels, colours, seats, and mirrors that project the famous pony emblem on the ground when the doors are unlocked also add to the new model’s appeal.

The 5.0-litre engine will now deliver 420 horsepower, and a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission will be available. The GT will also offer an optional GT Brembo Brake Racing Package, which includes an engineer cooler, upgraded radiator, performance friction brake pads and the Torsen differential used on the Boss 302.

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