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2023 Ford Mustang Convertible

Exterior of the 2023 Ford Mustang Convertible in Race Red

I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for the blue oval, given that one of the cars I learned to drive in was a Ford Falcon, so I’m definitely sitting up and paying attention to the new 2023 Ford Mustang Convertible. It’s a very, very fun drive that looks the way that a sporty convertible should. I was going to say that this certainly isn’t a Mum’s Taxi sort of car, but given that it can seat four, it could be Mum’s Taxi – and you’d be the coolest mum at the school gate. There’s a chance that a 13-year-old boy might not disown you if you did use the Ford Mustang Convertible to do the school run, but only a slim one, as mothers are intrinsically embarrassing when you’re a boy of 13.  Just hide the keys when he gets old enough to drive, because this is a vehicle that anybody would be happy to get behind the wheel of.

There are two variants of the 2023 Ford Mustang Convertible currently on the Australian market, the GT and High Performance, with the GT being the oomphiest thanks to having eight cylinders and an aspirated 5-litre petrol engine (yes, it’s a true-blue V8) rather than the High Performance’s turbo intercooled 2.3-litre inline four.  Not that the High Performance is any slouch as it delivers a very zesty 236.0 kW at 6200 rpm and 448 Nm at 3800 rpm.  However, this is eclipsed by the GT’s 339 kW at 7000 rpm and 556 Nm at 4600 rpm.  The fuel economy stats aren’t quite so enticing, but they’re what you would expect for big, powerful petrol engines like this, with the best figure being found for the High Performance variant in its natural habitat of the open road (7.3 L/100 km under ideal conditions).  Couple this to the rear wheels via the ten-speed gearing system (those of you old enough to be parents probably remember the days when a ten-speed was a bicycle – and a ten-speed was just as cool as this convertible) and you get a lot of fun.  Paddle shifters are there if you want them; not everybody does, but it’s got them anyway.

The main difference between the High Performance and the GT variants of the 2023 Ford Mustang Convertible is the engine, but there are some other minor differences. For example, the GT has performance brakes with six-spot calipers (the High Performance has four-spot caliper brakes).  The GT also has some body kit options that aren’t open to the High Performance (yes, these include go-faster stripes – of course they do!).

On a car that’s as enthusiastic as the 2023 Ford Mustang Convertible that just begs to be driven fast, safety is important.  So it’s good to note that this has airbags all over the place (eight of them) as well as a suite of active and passive driver aids to help keep all four wheels rolling where they’re supposed to be, such as traction control, lane departure warning and lane keeping assistance, and forward collision alert. 

They haven’t gone to town with all the bells and whistles, as this is a car that’s designed to be driven for pleasure – and who wants heaps of distractions and driver aids when you drive for pure pleasure? However, it has the most important features that you’d expect to find in a modern vehicle, such as a digital instrument panel, full compatibility with Android auto and Apple’s Car Play, satellite navigation, keyless start and voice control for some features (have fun playing with this if you like using it).  What’s on the infotainment system will get to your eardrums through the 12-speaker sound system for when you don’t want to listen to the voluptuous rumble of the V8 (and even the High Performance’s inline four sounds scrummy). And because parallel parking is always something you want to do well without looking decidedly uncool, it’s got rear parking distance sensors and rear cameras. However, given that the top comes down on the 2023 Ford Mustang Convertible (it’s in the name), there’s no need to have other cameras for the front or side. 

Interior of the Ford Mustang Convertible GT

The 2023 Ford Mustang Convertible looks confident and bold, from the automatic self-levelling LED headlights at the front to the dual sports exhaust and the spoiler at the rear.  It stands proudly on 19-inch wheels and the Mustang logo sits proudly up the front (and is repeated in the middle of the steering wheel, just in case you had forgotten what you’re driving – which you won’t). There are seven choices when it comes to the exterior paint, but it’s hard to overlook the obvious choice for such an unashamedly sporty car, namely bright red.

The current 2023 Ford Mustang Convertible models include:

  • 2023 Ford Mustang Convertible High Performance
  • 2023 Ford Mustang Convertible GT

For any more information on the new 2023 Ford Mustang Convertible or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Ford dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!