It is a celebrity in the muscle car world, a vehicle that made films such as Bullitt and Gone in Sixty Seconds even more memorable, a car that encapsulates pure Americana. It is, of course, the Ford Mustang and us Europeans are about to receive a slice of muscle car pie.
Ford has confirmed that a fully-fledged Mustang will be making its way to Europe at some point next year and that the big unveiling will be taking place on December 5 of this year.
“Mustang has come to be much more than just a car for its legions of fans spanning the globe from New Zealand to Iceland and Shanghai to Berlin,” said Jim Farley, Ford global vice president of Marketing, Sales and Service.
“When you experience Mustang, it ignites a sense of optimism and independence that inspires us all. We have kicked off the countdown to the all-new Ford Mustang – with a new design, greater refinement, performance and innovative new technologies, Mustang is ready for the next 50 years.”
To kick off the celebrations, Ford has begun leaking facts, figures and the odd video to get mouths watering ahead of the big unveiling in Barcelona next month.
The release of sixth generation Mustang will coincide with the 50-year anniversary of the original model but at the moment, very little else is known about the car.
Industry insiders reckon that the Euro 'Stang will be fitted with a new 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine that generates in the region of 300bhp.
It’s not quite the big-block V8 engines that our American cousins are used to but rumours suggest a range-topping 500bhp 5.4-litre V8 could be available later down the line.
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