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Walking a Tightrope: Ford Trying to Please All with New Mustang Variants

The original pony car continues to draw new fans.

by on Apr.18, 2018

The Ford Mustang is celebrating 54 years, and the current best-selling sports car in the world intends to remain so.

(This story has been updated with new information.)

You can’t stand still in the muscle car market. What’s hot today could be all but forgotten tomorrow. That’s something Ford Motor Co. learned when rival General Motors brought back the Chevrolet Camaro in 2010, delivering a sucker punch to the long-dominant Ford Mustang.

Since launching an all-new version of the Mustang to mark the nameplate’s 50th anniversary four years ago, Ford has retaken its crown as king of the pony car hill. It has now been the world’s best-selling sports car for three years in a row.

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And Ford is determined to maintain that lead with a series of Mustang variants set to come to market during the next 18 months. That includes not only the latest version of the GT500 but a first-ever Mustang hybrid. (more…)

Mustang: World’s Best-Selling Sports Car for Third Year in a Row

Exports to Asia and Europe pushing pony car to the top.

by on Apr.17, 2018

The Ford Mustang is the world's best-selling sports car three years running.

When the Ford Mustang turned 50, the automaker decided it was time to see just how popular the pony car was, and it began selling one of America’s first muscle cars globally.

Turned out to be a fine idea.

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Now that the Mustang is about to turn the big Five-Four, it is also celebrating its third consecutive year as the best-selling sports car in the world, according to IHS Markit. Global Mustang registrations in 2017 totaled 125,809 cars, according to Ford. (more…)

Ford Gives Mustang GT350, GT350R An Extended Run

Two models live on through 2018 and get three new colors.

by on Apr.17, 2017

Ford announced it's going to produce the GT350 and GT350R into 2018 and adding three more colors.

It’s National Mustang Day, and pony car fans have a good reason to celebrate.

Ford has announced it will continue building two of the most powerful versions of the Mustang ever produced, the Shelby GT350 and the GT350R. Initially set to go out of production at the end of 2017, they will now live on through the 2018 model-year.

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The big change for the new model-year? Three new colors: Orange Fury, Kona Blue and the appropriately named Lead Foot Gray. (more…)

Big Changes Coming for 2018 Ford Mustang

More power, more tech, revised appearance.

by on Jan.17, 2017

Ford is giving the Mustang a midcycle refresh for the 2018 model, including engine upgrades and performance improvements.

Less than three years after the all-new, 50thanniversary Ford Mustang rolled into showrooms, the pony car is set to get some major updates.

That includes new front and rear-end design changes meant to improve aerodynamics and give the Mustang a “more athletic look,” Ford says. There will be engine upgrades delivering more power, with a 10-speed gearbox also boosting mileage, a new MagneRide suspension, and a number of new safety and infotainment technologies.

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The 2018 Ford Mustang “refresh” is more extensive than the typical midcycle makeover, reflecting both increased competition and the growing market shift from passenger cars to SUVs. The goal is to keep Mustang the world’s best-selling sports coupe, Ford officials said. (more…)

Revology Bringing New School Tech to Old School Shelbys

Modern motor, amenities matched to magnificent Shelby Mustangs.

by on Jun.22, 2016

Florida-based Revology Cars is ready to start production on its new 1967 Shelby GT500 replicas.

Everyone has done it. You know, the “what if” game. In this case, “What if you received $200,000 tax-free to buy whatever you wanted?”

Here’s a suggestion: a 1967 Shelby GT500.

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However, since there aren’t so many of those around, you could always put an in order for a Revology Cars to get a replica of the real deal. The Florida-based specialty automobile manufacturer, has confirmed plans for a new, licensed reproduction 1967 Shelby GT500, to be on sale by next summer. (more…)

Ford Mustang Top Seller in Germany

Pony car leads the sports car herd as maker’s European sales rebound.

by on Apr.08, 2016

Ford's plans to make the Mustang a global seller are working in Germany as it was the top selling sports coupe there in March.

The home of the Nurburging has fallen in love with the latest edition of the Ford Mustang. It was Germany’s top-selling sports coupe last month.

Ford sold 780 Mustangs in Germany in March outpacing what most people would likely assume to be the leader the Porsche 911 at 752 units and the Audi TT at 708 cars.

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“Germans have fallen in love with the Mustang. Driving a Mustang GT on the Autobahn is a one of a kind experience for people who love cars,” said Wolfgang Kopplin, managing director, Ford Germany. (more…)

Mustang Gallops Past Camaro in 2015 Pony Car Sales

BMW edges out Mercedes, Lexus in luxury car battle.

by on Jan.06, 2016

The Mustang enjoyed a strong sales year, besting its rival from Chevrolet, the Camaro, in 2015.

In one of the industry’s most closely watched head-to-head – or perhaps grille-to-grille – match ups, Ford Mustang buried archrival Chevrolet Camaro during 2015. Camaro bested Mustang in sales in 2014.

But thanks to a 48% surge in sales in 2015, the new Mustang, which debuted at the end of 2015, easily surpassed its traditional rival by posting sales of 122,345 units, while Camaro lost traction and saw its sales decline by 10% to 77,502 despite making news all year long.

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Even the arrival of the new Camaro at the end of the year didn’t help matters much as Camaro sales dropped 19% in December while Mustang  sales dropped by 8% and helped the Ford brand hang on in a tough market for passenger with a miniscule loss of sales. Chevrolet, however, saw much larger losses on the passenger car side. (more…)

Ford Gives Nod to Apollo Mission with Charity ‘Stang

Annual themed Mustangs have raised nearly $3 million.

by on Jul.15, 2015

Ford is raising money for charity with its Apollo Edition Mustang. The one-of-a-kind pony car will be auctioned off on July 23.

Automakers find plenty of ways to support local and national charities and Ford is no exception. Its engineering and design teams combined to create an Apollo Edition Mustang that will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Experimental Aircraft Association.

All proceeds from the sale of the car will benefit EAA youth education programs, including the Young Eagles, which has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.9 million young people since 1992, helping grow the next generation of aviators.

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It will be donated and auctioned off on July 23 at the Gathering of Eagles charity event at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 – the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. (more…)

Mustang Officially Takes on the World

First Ford pony cars ship off for markets abroad.

by on Jan.20, 2015

The 2015 Ford Mustang is the first to be sold globally. It'll be sold in 100 countries around the world.

America’s muscle car is going global. The first Ford Mustangs have been loaded on a ship bound for Asia, marking the first time in the pony car’s history that will be sold in more than 100 markets worldwide.

Sales of the 2015 Mustang will be launched in Europe later this year, according to the Detroit automaker, expanding the global One Ford program established by recently retired CEO Alan Mulally. The move should help firm up Ford’s position as one of the largest exporters of vehicles assembled in the U.S.

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“Mustang is just one more example of the international demand for Ford cars and trucks,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s President of the America, adding that, “The success of our One Ford plan presents opportunities for growth in global markets.” (more…)

Hot, Hotter, Hottest? Ford Turns Up the Heat with Shelby GT350R

Maker debuts street-legal, race-ready Mustang.

by on Jan.15, 2015

The new Ford Shelby GT350R lets you go from two-track to race track. It's part of a trio of new powerful pony cars.

At 435 horsepower, the 2015 remake of the Mustang GT is an impressive piece of work. But in today’s new Golden Age of muscle cars, the number is almost middle-of-the-road. So, Ford is rolling out a series of pony car variants that go from hot to hotter to hottest.

It was only a few months ago, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, that we got a good look at the Shelby GT350 Mustang, with its unique new 5.2-liter V-8 featuring a high-revving flat-plane crankshaft bumping the numbers up to a more impressive 500 horsepower. Now, however, Detroit show-goers will get to see that taken up yet another notch, with the addition of the Shelby 350GTR.

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That’s “R” as in “racing,” Ford global product development chief Raj Nair declaring the latest Mustang iteration “street-legal, track-ready.” (more…)