Jumat, 18 April 2014

NY Show 2014 Highlights: 2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition

Ford has revealed a limited 50th anniversary edition of the new Mustang at the New York motor show.

The special car, based on the Mustang GT fastback, will come in a choice of white or blue colours. Just 1964 examples will be sold, a homage to the original Mustang's launch year.

Styling upgrades over the standard car include extra chrome trim on the exterior, new tail light housings, and a unique badge at the rear denoting its rarity. Elsewhere, the special Mustang features lowered three-quarter windows, another hark to the 1965 original.

Inside, Ford has upgraded the Mustang's cabin with special aluminium trim alongside new badging, stitching and a new steering wheel. The seats feature the Mustang 50th anniversary logo, while bespoke floor mats are also fitted.

Using the same 5.0-litre V8 engine as the GT and fitted with Ford's performance pack, the 50th anniversary Mustang has 414bhp and 390lb ft of torque available. Performance brakes and special 19-inch alloys are also fitted, alongside performance tyres.

Models will come with either an automatic transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox. If choosing the manual option, customers will also get a limited-slip rear differential.

Production of the 50th anniversary Mustang will get underway later this year, with sales starting in the US this autumn. It's unlikely the new car will come to the UK.

Thanks to: Autocar

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