Car reviews - Ford - Mustang - Cobra coupe
14 May 2001
By BRUCE NEWTON
THE Mustang needs make no apology as far as its suspension is concerned. Fully independent, it uses modified MacPherson struts using linear-rate coil springs with a 28mm stabiliser bar at the front, and a wishbone-style multi-link arrangement featuring steel upper control arms and aluminium lower control arms, with aluminium spindles at the rear. Fixed tie rods are placed behind the centre of each wheel to control toe characteristics during cornering, acceleration and braking. The rear suspension also has a 26mm tubular stabiliser bar and linear-rate coil springs. The Cobra specification means a tweaking up of vital statistics such as spring and shock absorber rates, but a reasonable amount of comfort-and-performance-enhancing compliance is still built in.
Did you know?The original Mustang was launched in the USA in April, 1964. Some 22,000 orders were taken the same day
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