Saar: The version that brought the eighth figure in the production count was a 2019 Mustang GT Convertible, finished in white and with a 5.0-litre V8 under the hood.
American carmaker Ford is celebrating a very special milestone. The Mustang marque has reached the 10 million lifetime production mark. The version that brought the eighth figure in the production count was a 2019 Ford Mustang GT Convertible, finished in white and with a 5.0-litre V8 mated to a 6-speed manual transmission under the hood. The car was built at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly plant in Michigan. Interestingly, the first-ever Mustang, which rolled off the production line in 1964, was also a convertible finished in white and with a V8 paired to a manual transmission.
Of course, there is a lot of difference between the performance figures between the duo compared above. The model which was produced just a few days ago has 460PS on tap, whereas the one which was manufactured over five decades ago and carried the first serial number (VIN 001) had just 164PS and a 3-speed gearbox.
In the USA, the Ford Mustang is considered as a sports car. However, outside the North American continent, the Mustang is labelled as a muscle car. It has been the best-selling sports car of the last 50 years in America and the best-selling sports car in the world for three years straight. Jim Farley, who is the president of global markets at Ford Motor Company, says:
“Mustang is a smile-maker in any language.”
You sure got that right Mr President! During its 54-year production history, the Mustang was also manufactured in San Jose, Metuchen and the Dearborn. Currently, in its sixth generation, the iconic marque received its mid-life update last year. It is yet to arrive in India, possibly by the end of this year. The pre-facelift model which presently retails at Rs 74.62 lakh in India, is powered by a 5.0-litre V8 engine that produced 401PS of power and 515Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, which routes the oomph to the rear axle.