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America's love affair with the Mustang continues 45 years after the original car made its debut in 1964. And the 2010 Ford Mustang is much improved, with a thorough overhaul that will help it take on the new Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro.

The 2010 Mustang has rear-wheel drive and is offered in two body styles: a 2+2 fastback coupe and a 2+2 soft-top convertible. The coupe may be had with a unique all-glass roof.

Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe.

The 2010 Mustang has a thoroughly redesigned exterior and interior. At the back, the 2010 Mustang presents its tail lamps proudly on a chamfered surface. The new shape pays dividends in fuel economy and aerodynamic stability, while the details add to its attractiveness. In a slick bit of showmanship, leading into the tail, the rear fender features a distinct kick up that is much stronger and more powerful-looking than the outgoing model. Ford engineered the LED tail lamp to fire sequentially when indicating a turn. Up front, the grille and headlights of the 2010 Mustang are evolutionary, and the powerdome hood and sweeping fenders come together more artfully.

A 210-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 is the standard engine on the Mustang, but V-8 models now get a higher-output V-8 making 315 horsepower (same as the '08 Bullitt edition). Based on our previous experience, the V-6 should provide adequate but unremarkable performance, while the new V-8's throttle response is immediate and satisfying. Both engines can be had with five-speed manual or automatic transmission.

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