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How do you reinvent an American icon? The 2016 Ford Mustang GT looks and sounds like a Mustang, but it's also the most sophisticated pony car on the planet. Check out these five reasons why the 2016 Mustang GT is a stunning success.

Heart of a Champion

When talking muscle cars, there's no better way to start than with what's under the hood. The GT's 5.0-liter V8 kicks out 435 horsepower, which is amazingly smooth and very responsive. It isn't hard to get power by the numbers, but it's not easy to make it this refined. The 5.0 is a jewel of an engine; the Mustang just isn't the same without it. Do yourself a favor and slap on an aftermarket exhaust if you want some awesome V8 sound.

Independent Rear Suspension

Old-school racers might make the case that a solid rear axle is better at the drag strip, but let's face it: The Mustang previously had one because solid axles are less expensive. For this Mustang, however, there's a proper independent rear suspension -- and you can feel the difference. There's way less bounce over bumps, and the car feels very solid in corners. The old Mustang was often belittled for that ancient suspension design, but the latest one's beyond reproach.

World-Class Interior

It's been decades since the Mustang has offered a cool interior, but the 2016 Mustang GT breaks with tradition. From the premium 3-spoke steering wheel to the beautiful aluminum trim and shiny toggle switches, it's decked out like no muscle car we've ever come across. Even the shift knob is a work of art, and the materials quality is good enough to give Europeans pause. Now the Mustang's interior is a reason why shoppers will actually buy the car.

Top Technology

With the available SYNC 3 infotainment system, the Mustang GT has all the technology features one could ever want. There's a central touchscreen and a configurable screen in the instrument cluster, as well as SYNC voice controls that allow you to keep your hands on the wheel where they belong. Plus, the optional Shaker stereo brings some serious sound quality.

Unapologetic Style

The previous Mustang definitely looked good, but there was something awkward about its proportions. Ford designers clearly worked hard on this edition, because the new Mustang looks great. Some might even say it looks like an Aston Martin from some angles, especially the rear. However, when you see that bold grille, it's a reminder that it's still unmistakably a Mustang.

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The 2016 Ford Mustang GT is an incredible value, as it starts at about $33,000. So how do you reinvent an American icon? Simple: You transform it into one of the best sport coupes on the road.

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