The title of best-selling sports coupe in the world is a highly coveted honor, and the new Ford Mustang has stolen the spotlight and claimed the title for another year. In fact, it’s the fourth year in a row that the Ford Mustang has earned the prestigious honor.
More than 113,000 were sold around the world in 2018. More
than 75,000 left dealership showrooms in the United States alone.
The Ford Mustang was available in 146 countries in 2018, and
more than 500,000 sixth-generation units have left dealer lots since it debuted
in 2015. In total, the Mustang nabbed 15.4 percent of the segment market share.
“We broke the mold when Ford launched the Mustang 55 years
ago,” said Jim Farley, Ford president of global markets. “Nothing says freedom,
the wind in your hair and the joy of driving like Mustang; it’s an icon. The
roar of its V8 on a spring day, there’s nothing better. No wonder it’s the most
popular sports coupe in the world.”
The Ford Mustang Bullitt helped fuel the sport car’s fire by
surpassing global sales forecasts by 25 percent. Now in its 55th year, the Ford
Mustang continues to stand out with a nod towards the muscle car’s heritage.
This August, Ford celebrated an important milestone: the production of its 10 millionth Mustang. For the past 54 years, the Mustang has been America’s most beloved sports car, establishing a distinctive legacy in the annals of American automotive history. By building the 10 millionth example, Ford further cements that legacy while simultaneously looking ahead to its next chapter.
The 10 millionth Mustang to roll off the assembly line was a 2019 Ford Mustang GT convertible in Wimbledon White, paying homage to the first Mustang pony car. The 2019 Mustang GT features a ferocious V8 engine that delivers 460 horsepower; a precise six-speed manual transmission; and all the modern connectivity, safety, and driver assist technology that drivers desire.
To celebrate this milestone, Ford gathered more than 60 Ford Mustang owners from all model years and assembled them in the parking lot of its Flat Rock Assembly Plant to spell out the number 10,000,000.
“Mustang is the heart and soul of this company and a favorite 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.”
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Three Mustang GT King Editions Built in Limited Numbers
While everybody loves a good Ford Mustang, having one that is unique with more power is even better. That is why Ford joined up with Petty’s Garage to produce three 2016 Ford Mustang GT King Editions.
These special models start with the factory 5.0-liter V8 engine and add a Ford Performance supercharger to add 235 horsepower, for a total of 670 horsepower. But, you can opt for an available level two upgrade that uses a smaller supercharger pulley, to take the total output to 727 horsepower.
In addition to the output upgrades, the Mustangs will feature a cold-air intake, MagnaFlow exhaust, extreme-duty TrakPak Ford Performance halfshafts, a rear axle upgrade, three-way adjustable front and rear sway bars, custom wheels, and some unique Petty’s Garage appearance parts.
“I’ve always liked the look of the Mustang, and the 2016 model gives us a great base car to work with,” said Richard Petty, in a statement. “These new King edition Mustangs are pretty much the way I’d build my own. They are great fun to drive, and have a signature single exhaust. With the new paint on the Premier edition,” he added, “that’s how you know we built it. They look pretty sharp.”
Petty’s Garage, owned by NASCAR legend Richard “The King” Petty, will produce 243 King models, 43 King Premier models, and 14 King Premier convertibles. All models can be ordered through your local Ford dealership.