The folks over at Spanish publication km77 have put the facelifted Ford Mustang GT – which has yet to arrive in South Africa, although it is likely to at some point in 2019 – through the dreaded Moose Test, with the Blue Oval brand’s latest update to its iconic nameplate earning a “good” rating.
In the video below, the Mustang – in this instance, in 5,0-litre V8 form – is subjected to one of the toughest handling tests out there, designed to simulate an animal suddenly running in front of a moving vehicle.
As we’ve pointed out before, though, whereas the Swedes usually perform the evaluation at about 60 km/h, this test from the Spaniards is conducted at higher speeds.
The Mustang GT (here running on 19-inch alloys wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber, in 255/40 size up front and 275/50 at the rear, and with optional MagneRide adaptive suspension fitted) was put through the test first at the standard 77 km/h, but struck the cones as the driver was “not yet aware” of how the car would react.
After a bit more practice, the driver successfully completed the test at 77 km/h, reporting that he “always felt in total control” of the car thanks to a clever ESC system and “informative” steering.
Watch the clip below, which includes a slalom test, to see just how the Ford Mustang GT performed (take note that the commentary is in Spanish, but has the option of English subtitles)...
Ryan has spent most of his career in online media, writing about everything from sport to politics and other forms of crime. But his true passion – reignited by a 1971 Austin Mini Mk3 still tucked lifeless in a dark corner of his garage – is of the automotive variety.