Ford Mustang is now 10 Million units strong

There are popular cars. And then, there is the Mustang. From playing lead actor’s steed in several Hollywood blockbusters to ruling the streets of America to being the best-selling sports car in the planet the last couple of years, Ford’s iconic sports car has been there and done that. Last week, the American car-maker celebrated yet another milestone with the 10 Millionth Mustang rolling off the assembly line. Yes, there are 10 million of these pony cars out there, a feat that no other sports car ever has achieved.

The landmark Mustang was a GT convertible painted in ‘Wimbledon White’, the same body-style and colour as the original 1964 Mustang bearing VIN 001. Under the hood is Ford’s 5.0-liter V8 engine churning out a cool 460 horsepower and mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Remarkably, the 1964 Mustang also had V8 power, albeit one with 164 horses mated to a 3-speed manual gearbox. 

As you would expect, Ford had grand celebrations planned to mark the historic event. Customers of Mustangs manufactured across five decades participated in a parade from the car-maker’s Dearborn headquarters to the Flat Rock Assembly Plant where the car is now being produced. Three WWII-era P-51 Mustang fighter planes also pitched in performing flyovers over the gathered cars. In the end, 62 Mustangs gathered for a photo op denoting the numerical milestone reached. Of course, the highlight was the two commas where Mustang #1 and #10,000,000 were placed.

Over the years, there have been so many iterations and tuned-versions of the Mustang that it is difficult to list a few as stand-outs. Still, if we are asked to name a few, 1965 Shelby GT350, 1969 Boss 302, 1984 Mustang SVO, 2004 Anniversary Edition and 2019 Mustang Bullitt would make the cut. No, don’t scout for their technical supremacy or horsepower bragging rights – these are Mustangs that our dreams were made of over the years!

Currently in its sixth generation, the Mustang is not just the world’s best-selling and most-popular sports car but also a model of supreme significance within Ford Motor Company. In fact, when the car-maker recently announced its decision to shift focus from passenger cars to high-riding Utility Vehicles, SUVs and Crossovers, the Mustang survived. With the next-generation model touted to have some sort of electrification options, the Mustang might be all set to continue its legacy into the electric future as well.

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