Celebrating 55 years of the Mustang
FORD has announced the new Ford Mustang55 special edition model for customers In Europe, celebrating the 55th anniversary of the famous sports car.
Based on the 450PS Ford Mustang 5.0-litre V8, the new Mustang55 Edition features unique exterior styling including distinctive bonnet and side-stripes, bagg-ing, and optional rear spoiler, alongside a high-specification interior.
In addition, the Ford Mustang 2.3-litre EcoBoost now delivers styling upgrades inspired by Mustang Shelby models. and features as standard Ford's Active Valve Performance Exhaust that enables drivers to adjust the intensity of the Mus-tang's exhaust note to suit their mood, driving scenario and a "quiet' setting to keep the neighbours happy.
New Mustang colours introduced across the range include Twister Orange, Grabber Lime, Iconic Silver and Lucid Red. Also FordPass Conned on-board modem technology turns Mustang into a mobile WIFi hotspot with connectivity for up to 10 devices.
'Mustang is one of an exclusive group of vehicles to achieve more than half a century of continuous production, and customers' appetites for the world's best-selling sports car show no sign of waning,' said Rodent de Waard, Ford's European Marketing, Sales and Service vice president.
'Our new Mustang55 is the essence of Mustang, combining exciting perfor-mance bold design, and comfort-en-hancing technologies like our FordPass Connect on-board modem and MO Sound System.'
Mustang earlier this year celebrated 55 years since its introduction on April 17. 1964, and in 2018 was the world's best-selling sports coupe for the fourth consecutive year. The new Ford Mus-tang55 5.0-litre V8 and Ford Mustang 2.3-litre EcoBoost are available to order from this month (August.)
The new Mustang55 special edition - available in fastback and convertible body styles - delivers a unique twist on the Ford Mustang's sleek and athletic styling with black, dissolve-effect stripes for the low-profile bonnet and lower body sides, and a black painted roof for fastback models that complements the gloss-black 19-inch alloy wheels. Shad-ow Black Mustang55 models feature silver stripes, and convertibles models feature a black cloth roof.
The upper and lower front grilles are finished In two-tone gloss black and Pillar Black with the tipper grille incorporating a Pillar Black pony badge. Pillar Black 5.0 front wing badges also feature an exclusive Colorado Red execution for the decimal point. An optional Pillar Black raised boot-lid spoiler completes the bespoke exterior look.
Mustang55 models equipped with Ford's six-speed manual gearbox feature a unique moulded gear-shift knob, while 10-speed automatic models feature a unique alloy metal gear-shift knob.
Standard comfort and convenience technologies include heated and cooled front seats. Ford's sophisticated SYNC 3 connectivity system now with DAB+ radio, a premium 12-speaker B&O Sound System, and FordPass Connect on-board modem for enhanced connectivity and functions including Remote Stare for automatic models, Remote Door Lock Unlock and Vehicle Locator.
Ford Mustang Shelby models includ-ing the Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT500 models have delivered enhanced performance and unique styling for Mus-tang customers for more than 50 years, and now also inspire enhancements for the Mustang 2.3-litre EcoBoost fastback and convertible models.
Door mirrors and a boot spoiler fin-ished in Magnetic Grey, and unique dissolve-effect black bonnet stripes that hug the power bulge are among the charismatic additions, as is a Magnetic Grey California grille incorporating the classic tri-bar pony badge first seen on 1965 Mustang models. Machined-finish I 19-inch alloy wheels further enhance the revised look.