May 22, 2018
Courtesy of NY Daily News: The Ford Mustang has come a long way since its 1964½ debut. Hagerty, the classic car insurance company, brought one of the original V8 Mustangs to a Ford-hosted track day in Upstate New York, and while the car was charming, it was also slow. That turned out to be a good thing, because at speeds over 50 miles per hour, the all-drum-brake, lap-belts-only coupe was terrifying to drive.
Switching over to a 2018 Mustang GT that could do 90 mph without breaking a sweat felt natural enough, and not just because it was equipped with seatbelts and airbags. Unlike the souped-up 1968 Ford Mustang fastback I once owned—because, like so many other idiots, I’d seen “Bullitt” as a teenager and had to have one—it went fast in more than just a straight line. The thing could handle.