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Hell hath no fury like muscle car fanatics scorned. Or at least that's what it felt like when the Ford Mustang EcoBoost was first revealed a few years ago. Said diehards cried foul at the idea of a 'Stang with only half as many cylinders. A lot of them were probably thinking, what's the point? It's basically just half a car, right?
Well, we say, hold your horses (no pun intended). Yes, the 2.3-liter turbocharged engine is much smaller than what you would expect from the legendary steed, but it's still a hell of a car to drive. Figures of 310hp and 434Nm are no joke, and is more than enough for most drivers to toy around with. Once you flick it down to Sport+ mode, then you'll truly understand why we think this car is underrated. It looks good on the outside, too, so you'll get nods of approval from your fellow gearheads.
To learn more about why we love the Mustang EcoBoost, click play on the video above. Ride, Sally, ride!