New aluminium engines scream higher, more intense performance for the GT and Shelby GT500. The most powerful production models ever. All now armed with six speeds. Unsurpassed efficiency. In a choice of coupe, convertible or glass panorama roof. This is the year of your Mustang.
The wait is over. Mustang GT pounds pavement with an advanced, all new take on the 5.0L V8. Mod 5.0 graphics debuted on the hood scoop of a 1978 Mustang II King Cobra. The actual 5.0 badge of honour made its first appearance the following model year. Creating a loyal legion of fans in the process. 1995 Models – cresting at 240 hp, were last to flaunt the hi-po 5.0. Until now. Output reverberates with an astounding 412 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. This baby kicks and screams like the day it was born. Only way stronger.
The all new, all powerful 5.0L V8 aluminium cylinder block with optimised bay to bay breathing. Aluminium, hi-flow four valve per cylinder heads lend volumetric efficiency. Torque actuated Ti-VCT (twin independent variable camshaft timing) adjusts valvetrain intake in microseconds. Dual overhead cam compact Roller Finger followers configured for aggressive cam-lift rates. Unique tubular exhaust headers maximise pulse separation. Forged steel crankshaft is fully counterweighted. Nodular iron, cross bolted main bearing caps contain upsized bolts. Deep sump stamped steel oil pan sustains a high range rpm.
Mustang GT tops any enthusiast’s wish list. The all new 5.0L V8 raises desire tenfold. Especially its pulse popping 82 hp per litre force. Redline pushed to 7,000 rpm. Speedo bumped to 160 mph. Compression ratio formulated to 11:1. Transmission optimised to six speeds. With the benefit of an unsurpassed 26 mpg highway. New handling dynamics include electronic power assisted steering for optimal all speed performance. Retuned struts and shocks for improved ride and balance. Larger diameter stabilizer bars and brakes for tight cornering. GT – for ultimate kicks.
The new Mustang GT and GT Premium. Unique front end cheats the wind to help create a low drag coefficient and reduced aerodynamic lift. Wide spoke 18 inch wheels. Bright rolled 3.5 in. tips on H-pipe dual exhaust. Signature, throaty V8 rumble is specially piped into cabin. New rear lower control arms. New skip shift for manual transmission. Fog lamps housed in grille, on either side of exclusive to GT dark chrome Pony. All new Brembo brake package with unique 19 inch wheels and electronic stability control tuning.
The legend is back. An available 5.0-liter V8 engine returns to the Mustang lineup in 2012, and it boasts Ford’s Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing. The legendary Mustang 5.0 engine returns in 2012. And it’s better than ever, delivering 412 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft of torque. It features Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (TiVCT), a cast-aluminum engine block and cold air induction to help pump out more power. But that’s only for starters. The cylinder head design is optimized to increase airflow. The spark plugs are optimized to deliver more fire, resulting in a more powerful and efficient combustion, thanks to the High-Energy Coil-on-Plug Design. And to handle all the heat this engine generates, the cooling jets are designed to keep the engine running at higher temperatures and improve longevity. And then there’s the H-pipe exhaust delivering a throaty lyrical roar. Purely Mustang
From the seamless, soft-touch material on a one-piece instrument panel, and the classic-styled conical instrument cluster gauges, to the dynamic centre stack and center floor console with lockable storage, Mustang pours on style. Other appointments include available ambient lighting in seven colors, firm seat bolstering, seat- and door-trim choices, map pockets on the backs of both front seats.
Ease into the refined interior of the 2012 Mustang. The use of seamless soft-touch Olefin skin across the new, one-piece instrument panel, and new seat stitching styles create a tailored appearance and a feeling of cool comfort throughout. This new pony provides a pleasing environment for indulging in the simple pleasure of sports car driving.
The interior of the 2012 Mustang is highly refined to achieve eye-pleasing style and complete comfort throughout. Attention to detail includes the use of seamless, soft-touch Olefin skin across a one-piece instrument panel, and an available leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Appointments inside the 2012 Mustang include a leather-wrapped steering wheel with brushed aluminum spokes, satin door-speaker surrounds, a gloss-painted center stack and console, and bright aluminum accents on the dash, pedal covers, scuff plates, and shifter knob. All of which come standard on the GT Premium.
Available ambient lighting gives you your choice of seven colors – purple, blue, orange, red, soft blue, green and Ice Blue™ – to illuminate the footwells, cupholders and map pockets. There’s also MyColor,™ which lets you select one of 125-plus custom colors for your instrument gauge cluster or simply match an ambient lighting color. Both features are standard on 2012 Mustang GT Premium.
Enjoy the comfort of front-row heated leather-trimmed seats in your Mustang. Each seat offers two levels of switch-selected heat. Included in the available Comfort Package for 2012 Mustang GT Premium.
The Premier Trim with Color Accent Package provides the appeal of exquisite custom detail for each leather-trimmed bucket seat. Seat color / stitching choices include: Charcoal Black / Grabber Blue Accent; Charcoal Black / Cashmere Accent; and Brick Red / Cashmere Accent. Available on 2012 Mustang GT Premium.
Class-exclusive features. The 2012 Mustang offers 11 of them. There’s the industry-first MyKey™ with owner controls that allow you to enforce your specific driving restrictions. Available Ford-exclusive SYNC® lets you activate your phone, music and more,* and the available Navigation System with integrated SIRIUS Travel Link™ provides directions, real-traffic information and gas prices.** Brains and brawn. Nobody does it like Mustang.
Here are two superb sound systems that will rock your world. The available 500-watt Shaker 500 audio system includes an AM/FM stereo, single-disc CD/MP3 player and eight speakers. It comes standard on the 2012 Mustang V6 Premium, GT Premium and Shelby GT500™. The available Shaker 1000 audio system also includes an in-dash single-disc CD/MP3 player, but adds two speakers and doubles the wattage of the Shaker 500 system, pumping a full 1,000 watts of power into 10 premium speakers. The sonic boom from this system comes courtesy of two door-mounted subwoofers, plus two additional 500-watt subwoofers mounted in the trunk. A unique mounting enclosure keeps the subwoofers out of the way to maximize the amount of useable trunk space. The Shaker 1000 audio system is available on the 2012 Mustang GT Premium and Shelby GT500™.
Get a clear view behind your vehicle when backing up slowly with the available Rearview Camera System, which is activated when the Mustang is shifted into reverse. A small camera mounted within the decklid spoiler then displays a video image in the rearview mirror or on the Navigation System screen (on models equipped with a Navigation System). The screen image includes an industry-first centerline, as well as colored guides, to give the driver a better perspective of the vehicle’s center point and periphery. The Rearview Camera is available on the 2012 Mustang GT Premium.
Standard on every Mustang, the industry-first MyKey owner controls lets you assign separate keys for additional drivers, all coded to enforce your specific driving restrictions. You can limit vehicle functions, including top speed and audio volume, and add warning alerts at pre-selected speeds. When activated, MyKey also encourages smart driving behavior by muting audio until safety belts are buckled, chiming earlier for low-fuel warnings, and prohibiting the shutoff of key features such as AdvanceTrac® Electronic Stability Control.
The new Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS) from Ford automatically adjusts to deliver precise responses at high speed and optimal maneuverability at slower speeds when needed. EPAS features unique tuning for Mustang V6 and Mustang GT, respectively. Also, by removing the belt driven hydraulics, EPAS helps deliver improved fuel efficiency.*
The 2012 Mustang is a sleek representation of modern raw power — from its chiseled good looks, sweeping beltline and pronounced curves, to its kicked-up haunches. Mustang sports a power dome hood, distinctive grille and an aggressive front fascia for a look that’s all its own.
There’s no mistaking its muscular look. From the iconic pony grille, “hockey stick” side lines and hop-up into the rear haunch to the three-bar tail lamps, the 2012 Mustang appears ready to leap into action. New exterior colors for 2012: Race Red, Ingot Silver and Yellow Blaze Tri-Coat (late availability).
Eleven wheel choices are available for the 2012 Mustang lineup. The Mustang V6 comes standard with 17-inch painted aluminum wheels, while the Mustang V6 Premium gives you 17-inch machined- aluminum wheels with painted pockets. The eye-catching Mustang GT and Mustang GT Premium offer standard 18-inch, wide-spoke painted aluminum wheels. The muscled Shelby GT500 coupe and Shelby GT500 convertible have 19-inch painted forged-aluminum wheels – standard.
Along with the all-new 5.0L V8, Mustang GT sports a modern, soulful reinterpretation of the 5.0 badge. Look for this shimmering beacon of unleashed power on the front driver’s- and passenger’s-side quarter panels.
The new California Special Package, available on the Mustang GT Premium models, features an envy-causing chrome billet grille with a body-color surround and a Tri-Bar Pony badge, a one-of-a-kind lower fascia with fog lamps, side scoops, and a rear pedestal decklid spoiler and badge. It also has a SVT-style rear lower fascia insert, custom decklid tape appliqué between the tail lamps and 19-inch Argent painted machined-aluminum wheels with P245/45R19 tires. The interior features an aluminum instrument panel with carbon fiber finish, exclusive interior Carbon door panel inserts, leather-trimmed seats with Carbon inserts and contrast stitching, and premium carpeted front floor mats with an embroidered Pony logo.
Enjoy the sun without getting sunburned. The glass roof is designed for comfort, with only a two-degree temperature variation compared to the standard roof, and features SPF50-equivalent tinting that helps block out 96 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet rays (a retractable sun shade is included). Constructed of laminated safety glass, the glass roof is also designed to maintain excellent interior acoustics and quietness, thanks to a built-in polyvinyl layer. On top of all that, Mustang and Shelby models equipped with this roof maintain their five-star crash-test ratings. The glass roof is now available on both Mustang and Shelby models for 2012.
Mustang features an angular, sharp-creased power dome hood that emphasizes the muscle it’s covering; and the forward lean on the black grille’s overhang gives a look of stylish aggression.
A sense of freedom comes alive with the option to put the top down and let the elements inside. For 2012, Ford engineers have made that experience even more enjoyable, thanks to a design that helps give the Mustang Convertible an even more solid feel. So go ahead and enjoy the ride. Take a pleasure cruise or roll through your daily commute – top down and carefree. Convertible models are available on all Mustang models.
The legend is back. An available 5.0-litre V8 engine returns to the Mustang lineup in 2012, and it boasts Ford’s Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing.
Employing twin independent variable camshaft timing (TiVCT) and cold air induction, the new 2012 Mustang engines deliver more power, greater off-the-line low-end torque – and increased fuel efficiency.* The 5.0L V8, featuring an aluminum block, pumps out a smoking 412 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. And all engines are mated to six-speed transmissions. There’s no such thing as compromise for these ponies.
The legendary Mustang 5.0 engine returns in 2012. And it’s better than ever, delivering 412 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft of torque. It features Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (TiVCT), a cast-aluminum engine block and cold air induction to help pump out more power. But that’s only for starters. The cylinder head design is optimized to increase airflow. The spark plugs are optimized to deliver more fire, resulting in a more powerful and efficient combustion, thanks to the High-Energy Coil-on-Plug Design. And to handle all the heat this engine generates, the cooling jets are designed to keep the engine running at higher temperatures and improve longevity. And then there’s the H-pipe exhaust delivering a throaty lyrical roar. Purely Mustang.
Mustang now features a standard six-speed manual transmission and an available six-speed automatic transmission – both delivering a smooth-shifting performance. On top of that, they provide more responsive low-end acceleration and greater fuel economy in the high overdrive gear.*
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