Mustang GT500 car review – Top Gear – BBC

Richard takes the Ford Mustang GT500 out on the Top Gear test track. But how does it compare to its classic rival? And what will The Stig make of it once he gets behind the wheel?

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33 thoughts on “Mustang GT500 car review – Top Gear – BBC

  1. I'll never buy any of those

  2. Aaron Vargas says:

    Thats so disrespectful to write on the car with a sharpie.

  3. I'm assuming the GT500 is a completely different car in the UK. The 5.4L V8 was never offered in the GT.
    The American GT and Shelby both come standard with limited slip (and always have) so I can't imagine what sort of bargain basement GT500 they ordered.
    Even the OLD Cobras had independent rear suspensions, but guess what racers did? Swapped them out for live axles because it saves over 800 pounds of weight! That's why the GT gets through the corners faster than the Camaro and the Challenger. It weighs half a ton less :-)

  4. mathew jvk says:

    My dream car the old one not the new one

  5. jason wise says:

    theres no such thing as a gt 390

  6. Jdm Suspects says:

    They don’t understand that BHP is crank hp which is what the engine makes and there is a loss of power through the drivetrain making WHP so ya 440 is reasonable

    1 SHELBY GT500 MAKES 440
    2 MUSTANG GT 2009 MAKES 260
    3.MUSTANG GT 2004 MAKES 222

  8. Mike D says:

    ugly junk.
    mustang has never been a real performance car.
    outdone at every corner by GM,and Mopar its entire life,to this day.

  9. Verrys Aidan says:

    The mustang got beam axle

  10. Verrys Aidan says:

    Mustang is a deadly car,because the new one was a death trap when going out of car meet,because mustang has a crowd killer wich meens it always ran over people when it's going out of a car meet

  11. Why Me says:

    What is sad is that they could have started independent suspension back in 68 but Carroll Shelby say the two hundred dollar option was a extra expensive and no one would want to pay for it. How wrong he was, my 70 independent suspension will cost me 3000.00 to up grade.

  12. BLUELINK 10 says:

    2:56 your welcome

  13. Kevin Blanco says:

    Wow…….. lol nobody explained to them about how a Dino projects numbers and how different dynos might turn out different numbers

  14. I know they done it for humorous presentation but c'mon! You don't have to write "almost" at the car?

  15. 447whp? thats pretty damn good

  16. Jamison Long says:

    i don't know the real crank horsepower but i do know horsepower at the crank is more the the wheels and manufacturers measure at the crank and a rolling road measures at the wheel. I'm not starting hate on hammond

  17. CaddyPro'59 says:

    0-60 in 4,9 seconds? That's pretty lame. A lot of the late 60s muscle cars did almost as well. They had way less HP than advertised, some even making over 500 HP.

  18. AliasSLH says:

    500 crank horsepower, possibly more because thoes dynamometers are not sae corrected at all.

    they are morons for not doing it proper.

  19. I'd take that '67 Mustang GT Fastback over any new Mustang, that's for goddamn sure….

  20. A time when Richard Hammond didn't understand the difference between wheel horsepower and crank horsepower.

  21. Have you ever considered that they may have put the older type suspension in it to give it more of an "old car" feel? Is that the wisest thing to do? Not really, BUT! There is the fact that , as he pointed out, it adds a lot more to the price tag. The higher the price, the less people can afford it. It's basic marketing. Another thing to point out, they said it could only go fast in a straight line…ok. We don't exactly expect muscle cars to handle like a Porsche. Granted, I do want my car to be able to take corners, but this car is a muscle car, muscle cars were developed when? The Sixties. When Drag racing was at its peak. Drag racing is seeing how fast can you go in a straight line for a quarter-mile. Were there circuit-style races, too? Sure there were! That's where people tried to find the best mixture of both power AND handling. For what is handling without power enough to back it up?


  23. Denise Mohan says:

    is this the mustang from need for speed

  24. jon368100 says:

    American car companies traditionally measure hp at the crank. Most European makes measure horsepower at the road, hence the name brake horsepower. the GT 500 makes 500 hp, get over it.

    "do you know more than Richard Hammond??" Well, yes. Many people that watch this show and comment on the videos actually work in the industry. Hammond is a journalist that went to art school. he did not go for engineering, motorsports, physics, etc. while it would be ideal that these guys do a lick of research on American vs European horsepower rating styles, they didn't. disappointing, but then again it's not like any of our journalists research really at all save for a select few. so, he got one little thing wrong but at least he didn't say that it runs on pages of the Bible or something like Fox news would.

  25. Nick says:

    m500fmc more like m500 Finds Many Crowds

  26. JRWT 0 says:

    if I bought one first thing I would do is add sticky traction tires.

  27. JRWT 0 says:

    '17 gxng

  28. Tuki nieves says:

    Pls dont say Goddamn

  29. The manufacture rates the power at the crank not the wheels so in reality it should be the gt 526

    And everyone knows that they rate the horsepower at the crank to make it more appealing all manufacturers do this not just the Americans

  30. I'm not a gearhead so I don't really know car terminology but what's the difference between Break Horsepower vs Wheel Horsepower?

  31. "Only" 250hp from 320? It's very good result for 40 year old car. Audi S4 can lost more power in one year.

  32. Moussa Kezar says:

    why you dont add the full episodes

  33. 9:26 I love that comment :DDD

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