In late November of 2018 I was lucky enough to get my hands on the upcoming 2019 Sport spec Mustang GT v8 to be its first driver.

I’m not usually an American Muscle enthusiast, but the new 2019 GT really is quite different from its slightly older counterparts, with a new specially developed 10 speed gearbox (yes, 10 gears - because more is better right?), tuned up suspension and so seemed like it would make for a pretty fun trip.

I might do a review of the car at some point, needless to say it was a lot of fun, very quick, handled surprisingly well for a big America v8, it did however suffer from very poorly designed console controls.

And so I took the pony for a gallop from Christchurch, drove down South to Central Otago where my father owns the pub in Oturehua (Ida Valley, Heart of the South Island, Middle of Nowhere).

After a few nights, I drove up through Clyde, Cromwell and finally up to Wanaka to stay with friends, then traced my steps back over the days to follow.

Below are some photos from the trip.

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