Ford Builds Ten-millionth Mustang


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“Mustang is the heart and soul of this company and a favourite around the world.”Jim Farley, President, Global Markets, Ford Motor Company
Ford has marked a significant milestone in the life of the iconic Mustang as the ten-millionth pony car rolled off the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. The Mustang is the best-selling sports car of the last fifty years, is featured in more movies and has more Facebook followers than any other car in the world. The Mustang is also the world’s best-selling sports car three years straight.

The ten-millionth Ford Mustang is a high-tech, 460 horsepower 2019 Wimbledon White GT V8 six-speed manual convertible equipped with the latest driver assist technology. The first serialized Mustang (VIN 001) produced in 1964 was the same colour and model with a three-speed manual transmission and 164 horsepower V8.

More than 60 Ford Mustang owners of all model years assembled by spelling out the milestone with their cars, followed by a P-51 Mustang fighter plane flyover by its namesake

“Mustang is the heart and soul of this company and a favourite around the world,” said Jim Farley, president of global markets, Ford Motor Company. “I get the same thrill seeing a Mustang roll down a street in Detroit, London or Beijing that I felt when I bought my first car – a 1966 Mustang coupe that I drove across the country as a teenager. Mustang is a smile-maker in any language.”

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Mustangs are currently built at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, but during its 54-year production history, the Mustang was also built in San Jose, California, Metuchen, N.J., and the original Mustang production facility in Dearborn, Michigan.

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The latest Ford Mustang offers more technology, performance and personalization than ever. The Mustang Bullitt returns for the 2019 model year, with an exclusive 480-horsepower 5.0-litre V8 engine, plus distinctive design and trim. The classic California Special also returns with unique design and trim enhancements.

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All 5.0-litre V8 2019 Mustangs with manual transmissions offer rev-matching downshifts come to the six-speed Mustang GT, while EcoBoost gets an optional quad-tip fully active exhaust. All-new custom-tuned 1,000-watt B&O PLAY high-performance sound system and available Apple CarPlay compatibility for Waze via SYNC 3 will satisfy audiophiles.

The Mustang Shelby GT350 has increased track and road capabilities with custom-engineered Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, plus recalibrated ABS and MagneRide suspension for improved traction and lateral acceleration. Other highlights include new interior appointments and optional factory-painted stripes. An available tech package includes all-new custom-tuned, high-performance 12-speaker sound from B&O PLAY, plus heated mirrors with Blind Spot Information System and Cobra puddle lamps.

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Significant Mustang Launches (by model year)

The Ford Mustang is now in its sixth generation. Mustang is America’s best-selling sports car over the last 50 years, based on Ford analysis of 1966-2018 total U.S. new vehicle cumulative registrations for all sports car segments supplied by IHS Markit.

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