When you’re part of the Edmunds automobile empire, getting access to all of Ford’s latest Mustangs and a racetrack is as simple as making a few phone calls. Mike and I tried the same thing and got different results (even when I threatened to shoot the dog), so we’re going to have to rely on Inside Line to test the Mustang V6, Mustang GT, Mustang Boss 302 and Mustang Shelby GT500 back to back. I’ve driven the Mustang GT and the Shelby GT500, and actually prefer the cheaper GT over the Shelby. Sure, it’s slower in a straight line and around a racetrack, but the GT feels just a bit better balanced. The Shelby doesn’t like finesse, and instead wants to be thrown down, kicked and beaten to produce the fastest lap times. If that’s your thing, and you’ve got the money, the Shelby is the car to buy. Don’t expect too many surprises in the video below, but if you like Mustangs and track days, I think you’ll enjoy it.
I’m not a huge fan of the Boss 302’s boy-racer graphics, but you can’t argue with the car’s track manners. It really makes me wonder how fast a Mustang GT would be with about seven grand worth of suspension and engine upgrades; for the price of the Boss 302, I’d be willing to bet you could build a car that was nearly as fast, without all that ugly.
Source: Inside Line