Ford Mustang – there are 10 million!August 9, 2018
At the Ford plant in Flat Rock (USA, Michigan), a 10 millionth copy of the Mustang model came off the assembly line. In this regard, the American company arranged a holiday for its employees and fans.
Mustang – one of the main icons of automotive America, created by the genius of management Lee Iacocca and spawned a new large market segment – the so-called pony car. From 1964 to 2018, six generations were produced and hundreds of different modifications of these sports cars, including cult Shelby and Cobra. The jubilee, 10 millionth Mustang was a white GT convertible with a 460-horsepower V8 engine and 6-speed manual transmission. The color, body type and motor, of course, were chosen not accidentally, because the very first released Ford Mustang was also white in color and with a soft top, but the V8 engine produced only 164 hp, and the steps in the gearbox were only three.
On the occasion of the release of the jubilee model at the Ford headquarters in Dearborn (a suburb of Detroit) and at the factory in Flat Rock, there were festive events and an air show with the participation of P-51 Mustang fighters from the Second World War. Sixty owners of Mustangs of different generations built cars on the factory floor so that a figure of 10,000,000 would be obtained.
Ford Mustang became the hero of numerous films, participated and won many times in races and is currently the best selling American sports car: in the home market for the first half of 2018, 42 428 copies were sold. For comparison, say that the Dodge Challenger for the first six months of this year found 37,367 buyers, and the Chevrolet Camaro – 25,379. The manufacturer claims that the Mustang is also a record-breaking car by the number of received likes in Facebook.