Evo India May  2019

Ford rolls out its 10 millionth Mustang from its Michigan facility

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Over 60 Ford Mustang owners gathered to pay a tribute to the iconic sportscar by spelling out the milestone with their cars, while a P-51 Mustang fighter plane flew over them

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Here’s a great news for Mustang owners and fans all over the world –  Ford has rolled out the 10 millionth Mustang at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan, USA. The 10 millionth Mustang is a 453.7bhp Wimbledon White GT V8 six-speed convertible model.

The company celebrated this milestone by flying three WWII-era P-51 Mustang fighter planes over the facility while Ford employees and Mustang owners volunteered to parade Mustang sportscars produced for more than five decades from Dearborn to Flat Rock, where the car currently is manufactured. Furthermore, 60 Mustang owners came together to pay a tribute to the legend by spelling out’10,000,000’with their cars.

Read our review of the Ford Mustang GT here

On the rollout of the 10 millionth Mustang, Jim Farley, president of global markets, Ford Motor Company said Mustang is the heart and soul of this company and a favourite around the world. 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”.

The Ford Mustang is one of the best selling sportscars in the world since the last century and has been the world’s best selling sportscars for three years straight. According to Ford, the Mustang has also featured in more movies and has more Facebook followers than any other car in the world!

Last month Ford celebrated 50 years of the Warner Bros. Picture’s classic film ‘Bullitt’ by showcasing the 1968 Mustang GT alongside the launch of the special edition Ford Mustang Bullitt at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Here’s a list of important Mustang Launches (by model year)

2019 Limited-edition Mustang Bullitt with 480 horsepower
2018 Updated style, new 5.0-liter V8 engine with 460 horsepower and Performance Pack II
2015 All-new sixth generation Mustang, first with independent rear suspension and Shelby GT350 / GT350R with flat-plane crank 5.2-liter V8
2012 First Boss 302 since 1971 returns with 444 horsepower V8
2011 All-new 412-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 Mustang GT debuts
2008 Iconic Bullitt Mustang returns
2007 California Special edition returns
2004 Dearborn Assembly Plant ends 40 years of Mustang production moves to Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Mich.
2003 Mustang Mach 1 model returns with Ram-Air “Shaker” hood scoop
2001 Debut of Mustang Bullitt limited-edition salute to movie car
2000 SVT Mustang Cobra “R” race version returns
1993 Limited production SVT Mustang Cobra debuts
1984 Mustang SVO debuts
1982 Mustang GT returns after 12-year absence
1979 Euro-styled “Fox” platform Mustang debuts
1976 Cobra II joins the lineup
1974 Mustang II debuts amid gas crisis; no V8 engine offered until 1975
1970 Ram-Air “Shaker” hood offered
1969 High-performance Boss 302 and Boss 429 introduced
1968 Mustang 390 GT stars with Steve McQueen in “Bullitt”; 428 Cobra Jet engine debuts
1965 Shelby GT350 introduced; Mustang 2+2 with full fastback roof debuts
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