2006 Ford Mustang V6 Pony Package review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 2 May 2006 , 15:05:30 byEmil

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Ford Mustang V6 Pony Package

The 2006 Ford Mustang V6 Pony Package added a few colors to the 2006 Ford Mustang, offering the enthusiasts a GT-inspired suspension featuring larger tires and wheels, ABS and traction control, custom grille with fog lamps and pony emblems. Being available in a choice of coupe or convertible and powered by a V6 or a V8 engine, mated to a five-speed manual or automatic transmission, the 2006 Ford Mustang comes in Standard, Deluxe and Premium packages. Since 2005, Mustang has been available with a five-speed automatic transmission which provides a unique combination of off-the-line jump and good highway fuel economy. Other options of the V6 Pony Package integrate seat-mounted air bags and interior upgrade package with satin aluminum trim. The 4.6-liter aluminum engine of the Mustang GT features three-valve heads and delivers 300 HP, which is more than 50 per cent more power as compared to the small-block 289-cubic-inch V8 found in the classic 1964 model. The three-link rear suspension has a lightweight, tubular Panhard rod that provides precise control of the rear axle and manages to stabilize the rear axle as the wheels move, particularly during hard cornering. A greater degree of brake control is provided by the four-channel anti-lock braking system featuring traction control and makes extensive use of electronic sensors in order to constantly monitor road conditions and feed the information to a dedicated control computer capable of determining, within milliseconds, whether the vehicle is on dry pavement or negotiating a slippery surface.
Customers can enjoy a new level of security with the optional active anti-theft package, while Ford's Personal Safety System provides increased protection in frontal crashes by analyzing crash factors and determining the proper response within milliseconds.