Disclaimer- Ford paid for me & 256 other people from the Internet to fly to Dearborn, fed us food, poured drinks down our throats, and forced us to shred their rubber. I didn’t hurt any tires, but I tried.
The 2013 Mustang looks great. They’ve altered the taillights and some accents around the headlamps. I am going to drive a Mustang GT for a full review soon. I drove two in Dearborn for a total of 2 minutes. The laps were quick and the transmission never found third gear, let alone top gear. The course wasn't long enough, but I did find out that 2nd gear really pulls.
During the first lap I had a co-driver, Seth Leitman of Build Your Own Electric Vehicle. We had a blast and it was over too soon. The Mustang GT really handles well on Ford’s autocross course.
The second lap in a Green Mustang GT was slower. The car was fantastic. I sucked at shifting.
I will drive a GT much longer.
Thank you to Ford for inviting me and making this a memorable trip. Not only did I drive cool cars, but I met lots of amazing folks. Just wait for the Focus Electric video…