The 2005 Ford Mustang GT was first introduced at the 2004 North American International Auto Show. Ford's design of the fifth generation Mustang was mainly inspired by the first model generation and the 2003 Mustang Concept.
The GT is powered by a 4.6L SOHC Modular V8 with 300 hp. In 2010, the Mustang GT received a facelift and a 5.0 litre V8 engine named "Coyote". The Mustang GT was sold as a performance model alongside the supercar-rivalling Shelby GT500.
Need for Speed: Underground 2
The Mustang GT tends to oversteer in corners due to the powerful acceleration and being heavy. It is best used in Drag events but can be also used in other race types such as Drift and Circuit as long as the player is capable of controlling the car in corners.
|Stock||0-60 mph: 4.68 s||0-100 mph: 13.01 s||Top Speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)||Torque: 313.0 ft-lbs||Power: 299.8 bhp|
|Fully Upgraded||0-60 mph: 2.70 s||0-100 mph: 7.78 s||Top Speed: 225.0 mph (362 km/h)||Torque: 488.1 ft-lbs||Power: 551.7 bhp|
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
The Mustang GT shows a few drawbacks in handling but has a good acceleration and a decent top speed. The Mustang GT performs well in Pursuits, as its high weight allows it to ram police vehicles with ease.
A black Mustang GT is driven by Blacklist racer #1 Razor during the player's first race against him in the career mode. It can be driven in the demo release.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0
The Ford Mustang GT is featured in Need for Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0, and unlocked upon defeating Blacklist racer #10 Baron. He drives a special variant with a body vinyl similar to Victor Vasquez's Toyota Supra and Clarence Callahan's Ford Mustang in Need for Speed: Most Wanted. It can be purchased for $33,000.
Need for Speed: Carbon
The Ford Mustang GT appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as a Muscle class Tier 2 vehicle that can be purchased for 50,000 cash. Its unlock is dependent on the player's career mode progress:
- Exotic and Muscle Career: Take over the Kempton Holdings territory in Kempton.
- Tuner Career: Take over The Projects territory in Kempton.
It has a higher top speed than the Vauxhall Monaro VXR, but lacks a powerful acceleration and sufficient grip performance compared to the rest of the tier 2 Muscle class. Due to its weight, the Mustang GT is suitable for pursuits. Overall, it performs similarly to its previous game appearance.
In a silver tier speedtrap race of the Challenge Series, the player must drive a modified Mustang GT that is stylised after the 2004 Mustang GT-R concept car. It can be selected for Quick Race play under the Bonus car category.
Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City
The Ford Mustang GT is unlocked in the PlayStation Portable release of Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City upon defeating Steve or upon defeating Poorboy in the Nintendo DS release.
Need for Speed: ProStreet
The Ford Mustang GT appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a Tier 3 car that can be purchased by the player for $32,000. It is unlocked after dominating the Showdown event in Chicago. On PlayStation 2 and Wii releases, it has a price tag of $39,000.
In ProStreet, the Mustang GT becomes a torquey car again. Its handling capabilies are better than that of similar American cars, although it still tends to oversteer.
The Mustang GT is best used in Drag, especially if it is upgraded with the best parts possible. Players who can handle front-heavy cars may find it useful in every other race mode as well.
Drag King Karol Monroe drives a white Ford Mustang GT with a black livery. It can be obtained by the player after defeating her.
Need for Speed: Undercover
The Mustang GT lacks its powerful acceleration from its previous game appearance and only reaches a top speed of 196 mph (316 km/h).
In the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii releases, it is seen in place of the Police State Cruiser.
- The Ford Mustang GT is available as a diecast car in Need for Speed: Undercover. It is unlocked by entering the cheat code i3kx0depfc in the cheat menu.
- In the PlayStation 2 demo release of Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Jewel's car can be found with a different vinyl applied to it.
|Need for Speed: Underground 2||Need for Speed: Most Wanted||Need for Speed: Carbon|
|Ford Mustang (Model Range)|
|Convertible • Fastback • Boss 302 (1969) • GT (1991) • SSP • Mach III • GT (2003) • SVT Cobra R|
GT (2005) • RTR-X • RTR • Falken Tire • Monster Energy/Falken Tire • Boss 302 (2012) • GT (2014)
|GT500 (1967) • GT500 (2006) • GT500KR • GT500 (2010) • GT500 Super Snake • GT500 (2013)|
|BMW M3 • Ford Mustang GT • Mazda RX-7 • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X • Pontiac GTO|
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