|Item location:||United States|
|Engine size:||EcoBoost 2.3L I4 GTDi DOHC Turbocharged VCT|
|Number of cylinders:||4|
- Like the stock Mustang, it’s really easy to drive. The car fires up with a growl, you move the shifter into first gear, and the action of engagement is as solid as it is in the normal 5.0-liter car. Both the clutch and throttle have a progressive action, so it’s super easy to launch the Rocket (sorry).
- Once you get going, there’s a ton of power to unleash. It doesn’t smack you in the face right up front, though – the power delivery is smooth and linear. Easy to manage, too, thanks to that slick six-speed manual transmission. Credit Ford (and Getrag) for making a manual that’s able to handle so much extra grunt.
- That said, the Rocket feels like your typical fast Mustang. It goes like hell in a straight line and there isn’t a ton of steering feel. Galpin retuned the electronic power-assisted steering, but it’s still too light considering the added power of the car. Initial turn-in is sharper than in a stock Mustang, and it’s a welcome improvement, but I want more feedback while turning.