It would be possible to over-think the process required to turn the Ford Mustang from an all-American hero car into a global product. Thankfully engineering manager and passionate Mustang man Tom Barnes didn’t lose too much sleep over what was needed to make this latest version a hit at home and abroad. “Make it fast, make it fun and make it affordable,” is his straightforward mantra, adoption of fangled technology like independent rear suspension among limited concessions to broader expectations of modernity.
First Drive: 2018 Ford Mustang
Exposure to a Performance Car review of the Lamborghini Countach 5000QV at an impressionable age set Dan Trent on course for a life-long obsession with cars. Immersion in the world of used car temptation with a spell as editor of PistonHeads.com only sealed the deal, compulsive online tyre-kicking now a daily ritual. He’s still some way off that Countach though.