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Ford has revealed its new 5.0-litre Mustang V8 will be able to hit 62mph in 4.8 seconds when it goes on sale in the UK in October.

The more efficient 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine, meanwhile, takes just 5.8 seconds to complete the 0-62mph sprint – yet is capable of returning 35mpg on the combined cycle and emitting 179g/km CO2.

Mustang vehicle line director, Hermann Salenbauch, said: “The new Ford Mustang will be wickedly fast off the line and throw you back in your seat with a thrilling engine soundtrack.

“But Mustang isn’t just fast in a straight line. The ride and handling will be a revelation for European drivers.”

Ford says its Mustang is capable of delivering up to 0.97g during cornering. Drivers can optimise the car’s performance using selectable driving modes, while track apps can be used to record lap times.

More than 1,200 UK customers have already ordered their new Ford Mustang – plus a further 2,200 across Europe.

It’s the first time the Mustang has been sold in Europe in its 50-year history. Prices start at £28,995.

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