A historic milestone for the Ford Mustang was celebrated recently with the production of the 10 millionth Mustang. The Ford Mustang, a cultural icon inspiring optimism and independence around the world, celebrated the event at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan.
Ford Mustang is the best-selling sports car of the last 50 years, is featured in more movies and has more Facebook followers than any other car in the world. The 10 millionth Ford Mustang is a high-tech, 460 horsepower 2019 Wimbledon White GT V8 six-speed convertible saluting VIN 001 – the first serialized 1964.5 Ford Mustang that featured a 164 horsepower, three-speed V8.
“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.”
Ford is celebrated the milestone with employee celebrations at its Dearborn headquarters and its Flat Rock Assembly Plant, including flyovers from three WWII-era 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. During its 54-year production history, Mustang also was built in San Jose, Calif., Metuchen, N.J., and the original Mustang production facility in Dearborn, Mich. 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. The latest Ford Mustang offers more technology, exhilarating performance and more personalization than ever. The iconic 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.
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 Ford Mustang is now in its sixth generation. In addition to its sales leadership, the Mustang page has more likes on Facebook than any other vehicle nameplate.