Ford is celebrating the milestone of its 10 millionth Mustang with employee celebrations at its Dearborn headquarters and its Flat Rock Assembly Plant, writes Trish Whelan.
Celebrations include flyovers from three WWII P-51 Mustang fighter planes and Mustangs produced for more than five decades parading from Dearborn to Flat Rock where the Mustang currently is manufactured.
This landmark car was a high-tech, 460hp 2019 Wimbledon White GT V8 six-speed convertible saluting VIN 001 - the first serialised 1964.5 Ford Mustang that featured a 164hp, three-speed V8.
More than 60 Ford Mustang owners of all model years assembled in the US for a tribute to the 10 millionth Mustang by spelling out the milestone with their cars, followed by a P-51 Mustang fighter plane flyover by its namesake.
Mustang is the best-selling sports car in America of the last 50 years and has featured in more movies and has more Facebook followers than any other car in the world. Ford has sold more than 38,000 Mustangs in Europe since going on sale across the region in 2015. Last year, it outsold the Porsche 911 in 13 European markets including the UK and Spain.
The new Ford Mustang offers more technology, exhilarating performance and more personalisation than ever. It features a more athletic exterior, an upscale interior with soft-touch materials and 12-inch digital instrument cluster. Enhanced powertrains include Ford’s 450hp 5.0 V8 and 10-speed automatic transmission for 0-100km/h in 4.3 seconds, 12.1 L/100km fuel efficiency and 270 g/km C02. A six-speed manual transmission option is equipped with Ford’s new rev-matching technology for smoother, faster downshifts accompanied by a ‘blip’ of the powerful engine.
It also comes with MagneRide adjustable suspension, selectable Drive Modes and a new Active Valve Performance Exhaust that delivers a Good Neighbour Mode for early-morning or late-night driving! (Not to disturb the neighbours). New driver assistance technologies include Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Keeping Aid.
Earlier this year Ford introduced a new special edition Ford Mustang Bullitt (pictured above), celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary Warner Bros. film and powered by an enhanced 5.0 V8 engine.
The Ford Mustang is now in its sixth generation. It’s page has more likes on Facebook than any other vehicle nameplate.