Car reviews - Ford - Mustang - Cobra convertible
17 Aug 2001
THE convertible Mustang portrays a different image to the coupe and, like most soft-tops, looks at its best with the roof lowered. The glass rear window is a bonus. From the window-line down, however, it duplicates the coupe, with the dummy side scoops and long-bonnet look - although it misses out on the bootlid spoiler. As with the coupe, the main visual problem is the large gap around the wheel arches and the tendency to look short on wheelbase and long on overhang - particularly at the front.
Did you know?Contrary to its pony car image, the Ford Mustang was originally named by its designer, John Najjar, after the World War II Mustang fighter plane - not the wild North American pony. Ford executives decided during development of the original Mustang that the image of the wild pony was better than the WWII fighter plane, thus leading to development of the galloping horse logo
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