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Dream car of the week: Ford Mustang Convertible

Every week we bring you a dream car – you know, the one you’d buy if you won the lottery.

THE FORD MUSTANG is an icon. A classic. It looks cool and muscular and has real presence. It is the James Dean of cars.

Source: Spirit Ford Ltd

Apart from the fabric roof, the convertible looks much the same as the coupe and turns heads just as much too. This particular model is finished in Race Red and comes with 19-inch Lustre Nickel multi-spoke alloy wheels. The roof can fold back in about 13 seconds if the windows have been lowered or about 16 seconds when starting with the windows up.

Source: Spirit Ford Ltd

Inside, the cabin has a retro feel to it and is finished in black leather. It features the Ford SYNC 2 with voice control infotainment system and an eight-inch colour touchscreen with nine-speaker DAB radio, USB and Bluetooth. From here you can operate key functions including phone, audio, climate control and optional navigation via voice or touch.

Source: Spirit Ford Ltd.

At the flick of a switch, you can change between four different modes: Normal, Sport Plus, Track, and Snow/Wet. Each setting adjusts throttle response, steering effort and stability control calibration. Furthermore, the Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) automatically adjusts to provide easier, lighter steering when you’re parking in a tight spot and firmer steering for more control on motorways.

Source: Spirit Ford Ltd.

Safety and driver features include Hill Start Assist, AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC), an advanced Traction Control System, a tyre pressure monitoring system, multiple airbags, ISOFIX points, rear camera and cruise control.

Source: Spirit Ford Ltd.

This car is powered by 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, which sends power to the rear wheels. The engine produces 317hp and 432Nm of torque. The car accelerates 0-100km/h in 5.8 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 233km/h.

It falls into tax band E, which is €750 a year to tax. It comes with 1,000km on the clock and a €60,900 price tag.

If this Ford Mustang 2.3 Ecoboost Convertible is your dream car, then contact Spirit Ford in Dublin to arrange a test drive.

View the full advert here: Ford Mustang Convertible

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