Ford Celebrates 10 Million Mustangs

Ford has now made an amazing 10 million Mustangs! To celebrate they just revealed the 10 millionth example of the iconic sports car. The celebration, held outside the Flat Rock Assembly Plant where the car is currently manufactured, featured 60 Mustangs from various eras, neatly arranged to display ‘10,000,000’ when viewed from above.

As for the 10 millionth car itself, the 2019 model year Mustang is a Wimbledon White GT convertible, mirroring the spec of VIN 001 – the “first serialized 1964.5 Ford Mustang”. Unlike that car though, which has its 163bhp V8 hooked up to a three-speed automatic, the 464bhp 5.0-litre in Mustang number 10 million is mated to a six-speed manual.

“Mustang is the heart and soul of this company and a favorite 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.” Jim Farley, Ford’s global market boss

800bhp Ford Mustang Bullitt!

With a 475bhp 5.0-litre V8, the new Ford Mustang Bullitt isn’t exactly lacking power. Thanks to the Shelby GT350 inlet manifold and bigger throttle bodies, it’s more than powerful enough for most. But not all…

And if you crave more power, Mustang Tuner Steeda has created their own ‘Steve McQueen Edition Bullitt Mustang’. A Whipple Supercharger combined with a cold air intake and a ‘performance tune’ delivers 800hp.

Should you go for the supercharger, you’ll need to option a heavy-duty Ford Performance half shaft to ensure nothing goes ‘bang’ when you put your foot down. There’s also a carbonfibre driveshaft available.

Suspension modifications include uprated anti-roll bars, better suspension bushes, an IRS strut brace, new springs and shock absorbers, and much more besides. At each corner, you’ll find a Steeve McQueen Edition 20-inch wheel, wrapped in a Nitto NT555 G2 tyre. The boots measure 275mm in width and the front, and 315mm at the rear.

Along with the wheels, the exterior has been spruced up with retro cool rear three-quarter louvres and an aero-tweaked front end. On the inside, you’ll be treated to illuminated Steve McQueen Edition kick plates, plaques, and branded floor mats.

All this comes with a price and it’s rather steep. The base Bullitt kit costs $20,995, on top of the $47,495 price of a Bullitt Mustang. And that doesn’t include the supercharger – Steeda hasn’t revealed pricing for that yet, but ticking that box is almost certainly going to inflate the$21k substantially. But it’s a great upgrade if you want a unique Mustang!

10 Million Mustangs and Counting…

The Ford Mustang was a revelation when it was first launched, capturing a new spirit of freedom, and 54 years later it’s every bit as important

The Mustang has not only stood the test of time it’s improving with age.

Keeping the same iconic name for 54 years has meant sales have naturally stacked up, but to reach 10 million is a huge achievement for any car, let alone a sports “pony” car.

By contrast Europes icon sports car the Porsche’s 911, emerged one year before the first Mustang and in the same count of years managed only one million sales. Yes, we know the Porsche is quite a bit more expensive, but Porsche was ecstatic about its achievement so Ford has every right to lose its mind over what the Mustang has done.

It takes so many stars to align to make a car last as long as the Mustang. The fact that after five and a half decades we’re only on the sixth generation seems to tell a story about how long-lived each model has been… but that’s not quite the case. The second iteration lasted just five years after being hamstrung by a series of oil crises, while the third stab at the formula had to last some 15 years.

And yet the American public stood by it. They carried on buying it, even when the weight ballooned, the styling turned so bland it could cure insomnia and the engines dropped from ‘muscle’ to more like ‘mollusc’.

Why? Because the Mustang had already made its mark. It inked its identity deep into the US consciousness. The mere memory of the superb first generation kept the model afloat through lean times. The Mustang was – and is – the Mustang.

Even though it does engage in them from time to time, in truth it’s above power wars. It’s above perceived technical flaws. Most importantly it’s above petty criticism. Say what you like; it doesn’t matter. The Mustang is uniquely cool and always will be. Even the divisive third- and fourth-generation cars have their fans.

The thing about the Mustang is that legions of people want to love it. That name helps. It feels so good when it rolls off your tongue. I’m just going out in my Mustang. Feels good, right? People also love it because it’s a car that says something about them; something positive.

Choosing a Mustang says that you value freedom, fun and character over boring everyday concerns like having five doors and averaging 50mpg. It says that you’re an interesting human, willing to make interesting choices in the face of a hundred more sensible options.

In 1964 the Mustang captured the imaginations of tens of thousands of people who were so, so ready for that car to exist. 10 million Mustangs have kept the faith all this time. Fast-forward to 2018 and today’s Mustang is the car 10 million more people need – but most of them probably don’t know it yet.

Ford Mustang Burns Up The Track – Literally

A fuel line bursts and causes this Ford Mustang to BURST into flames in an unfortunate turn of events.

Drag racing can be very dangerous, and this is a perfect example of how your race car can be destroyed in seconds. Unfortunately this fire wasn’t able to be put out quickly and the front hood, fenders, and bumper got burnt to a crisp.