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2013 Ford Mustang GT PremiumA high-performance ride with some nifty track car elements all wrapped up in a questionable trim style that also gets decent gas mileage.
It's got the -- Craig you wanted to when you bought the V6 but not all that horsepower -- kill yourself with -- in the Shelby. It's -- 4013. Mustang GT. Let's drive this guy and check the tech. So it. Okay will -- -- California special a California special. It's always been kind of a little. -- a BS trim package back in the old days the used to -- thunderbird tail lights on. Little more sober nowadays starting with what they -- -- to read -- mustang -- look for a Mac. Some very faint stripes are a little more aggressive -- Special wheels I believe these rocker panels -- here -- California specials or the post scoops over here. This deck lid and the -- gas cap on the rare as well as the rear fascia. As you can see it's a lot of stuff that doesn't he go faster but look like you -- Inside -- California special certain -- got different seats different formats. This kind of low carbon fiber up here all that's part of a trim package that is the C yes beyond that the technology and it cooled front -- in this car is the same as the standard GT premium. Let's check it out. We do not have the optional nav unit which would -- what they call electronics -- like when it 400 boxes or call. Instead you go five by one of the better. Dot matrix displays in the -- it's a two color blue and white gives you your media and climate controlled basics up here. AM adapt them you would have HD radio here if you had navigation part of the same package. And you have Bluetooth streaming audio as well as Bluetooth communications. -- when you -- the Bluetooth streaming mode you don't get -- -- appeared no metadata on this head unit just the fact you're in that mode. Because our -- -- the GT premium we have a lot of nice things different in the media system first of -- shaker of 500 audio. Used to mean 500 watts and ensure it doesn't -- more but it brings his -- Hughes of the doors six speakers total around the cabin. As a satellite radio -- power driver's seat the premium thing is a pretty important threat level for CNET users. Let's go to -- feels really Middlebury entrusting -- given gauge mode which lets you decide what you want that's that are -- to do when you've got a lot of choices some of them are really -- and look at this one of fuel ratio. You care about that right. Users cylinder head temperature -- -- -- temperature oil pressure oddly enough just tells you normal or not. And inject this -- you have track apps on this car that's part of a GT premium. -- -- barometer gives you your G forces for acceleration for breaking it left and right -- at red dot moves around. Your acceleration timer 00 to sixty runs for example and you could decide if you wanna do that in a way that is automatically started based on inertia. Or economic countdown and Christmas tree just like the drag strip except continued export the reverse acceleration -- your -- performance -- right here. And of course qualities of the -- mandated proviso. -- used only right. The only way to get a glass -- for this car is to get a glass roof in this car. There isn't one of those little cutout tight glass moon -- there's only a panoramic glass roof that is just this side of our modern -- -- I mean it's. Everything but the rails -- glass just about. It transmissions -- you may have spotted by now we have the automatic and optional 12100 dollar upgrade put that in quotes. This is got to drive -- of sport mode no slap shift here in the gate and no paddles on a mustang. This is very interesting -- -- -- on the road you'll find out more about why I find this to be a big step back of the car you're only -- double interface is this rocker. Here on the side of the handle. -- -- -- -- -- Now aren't cars also optioned up with the shaker pro audio upgrade -- thinking why the -- -- back here to talk about the audio upgrade this is why here's a big piece today. This powered sub. It's the size of some of the smaller cars made by -- This is a third sub. I don't think I would take this across any national border -- 9/11 world to lift this drunken -- that's a dirty milk and you're gonna get. -- and you get what CNET videos there. Luckily at -- they provide all your clothing for you because what you got this -- is not really enough room for big suitcase. Now of course the GT is really about the -- in the resurrected the 50 moniker for the more recent GT. In your back to the big goal 302 B -- a whole different motor in the old -- it is all aluminum. Variable valve timing independent on exhaust and intake no direct injection on this and it's still relatively low tech in that respect. -- the numbers 420 horsepower. 390 foot pounds of torque that if you're using premium gas is the cheap stuff and you drop down -- 402 and 377. -- all power you get this guy to sixty in about four point seven seconds when it's about 3600 pounds by the way of delivering it. Six and -- with a manual 1825. Need to get the automatic. Let's drive this car will -- -- the rear end just to start the day. And you realize you've got a great motor here. -- -- play Adobe transmission it's not a bad automatic these modern automatics are pretty impressive but. It -- what's coming out of bed and he did little glimpses of it once in awhile. You've got a -- this -- -- and sport mode you can again once again that rocker's switch but that is so completely. Ergonomically wrong in a muscle car to me I want panels -- wanna slapstick or something. I will say that when you're in sport -- -- transmission has bringing goods -- logic. You're gonna turn your coming in master hit the break submit it knows that it -- down well. Another thing where -- of course aren't known for being a little bit antiquated they -- want to refine them over the years you do find the car. Bridging the gap between automotive an airplane when you go over really rough pavement and in -- sweeper like this adds read if I -- -- -- port up here. I'd be shutting up not talking -- -- and watching my knuckles white. This car -- require a certain amount of bit plasticky -- on the ground. On the wrong pavement at the -- lead at the wrong cornering it. Rights -- mustang GT 31000. For the V car but you really wanna add the premium trim level for thousands more. It brings you all those. Piece of the technology and niceties that I should you in the habit. Now the want to marbled lobby -- on as the electronics package 2400 bucks for navigation. Ten gigabyte hard drive HD radio dvd playback and actually give them. You've convinced about the California special stuff that's two grand more -- also -- my pocket. Automatic transmission for 12100 no way in hell this gardening of the six beat me doing it mind.