2010 Ford Mustang GT

Thumbs-up, waves, verbal compliments, and engine revs--I experienced all those from other motorists during my weekend stint in the Mustang GT. Ford calls this color Grabber Blue, an appropriate name given its ability to grab attention on the road. There's no hiding in this car. An attempt to do so will quickly be spoiled once the accelerator is pressed and the 4.6L V-8 gets to sing its song.

As others have commented, the color-matched accented seats are a nice touch and complete the retro interior. I found the front seats to be a little firm for long trips; however, they offer great side support for those twisty country road encounters. The huge billet-aluminum shift knob is the first thing I noticed when I opened the driver's door--it begs to be tossed around, and I granted its wish. The transmission feels solid. The throws are precise and short, quite different from past Mustangs. I found rear-end grip to be superb; the Pirelli rubber really compliments the Mustang power. Having said that, I was surprised to see a good amount of tread left after almost everyone on staff had their turn.

Mike Ofiara, Road Test Coordinator

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