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)...