Hitting top speed in a V8-powered, rear-wheel drive sports coupe such as the latest Ford Mustang would be an awesome experience for any petrolhead.
That’s exactly what the video shared at the bottom of the page shows: Ford’s muscle car accelerating to more than 250 km/h (155 mph), which is its electronically limited V-max, on a section of a German Autobahn, where traveling at such speeds is still legal.
While listening to the V8 engine dominate the soundtrack of the footage, make sure to keep an eye on the speedometer. It’s there that you will see the traction light come on, before the TC and ESC kick in to stabilize the rear end.
The Mustang GT is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 equipped with a specially-developed intake manifold that improves low-speed breathing for better fuel economy. It also has an active valve performance exhaust that allows the driver to change the tone and volume at the push of a button.
The 450 PS (444 hp / 331 kW) and 529 Nm (390 lb-ft) of torque produced by the mill allows the Fastback, equipped with the 10-speed auto, to accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a scant 4.3 seconds, or 0.3 seconds slower if you opt for the six-speed manual. In any case, we’re talking about serious performance, as a view at the following footage clearly proves.