Ford Mustang: Simple Facts To Know
Ford Mustang becomes one of the most successful launches ever
Manufactured by the Ford Motor Company the initial base for the platform of the car was the second generation compact North American Ford Falcon. The Mustang was dubbed as “1964 ? “car by its fans. The 1965 model was one of the most successful launched by the company ever. Later the Mustang underwent many changes.
The Mustang crated a new class of cars in America- “The pony car”. It had the look of a sports car like coupe. The distinctive features were its long hoods and short rear decks. The Mustang gave competition to Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac’s Firebird, AMC’s Javelin, the revamped Plymouth Barracuda and the first generation Dodge Challenger. The Mustang also inspired designs for the Toyota Celica and Ford Capri which were made for the US markets.
Mustang with its awards galore
The Mustang over the years has won numerous awards in different categories. Some of them are:
- Tiffany Gold Medal for Excellence in American Design won by 1965 Mustang. (the first automobile to win this)
- Car and Driver Ten Best List in 1983, 1987, 1988, 2005, 2006 and 2011.
- Motor Trend Car of the Year Award in 1974 and 1994.
- Runner up in North American Car of the Year award in 2005
- Canadian Car of the Year in 2005.
Mustang celebrates the 1 million mark
Mustang celebrated its 49th anniversary on 17 April, 2013. Commemorating the same and to celebrate its 1 million mark, Ford made a 2014 Ruby Red GT convertible with black interiors at its assembly plane in Flat Rock, Michigan.
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Technical Characteristics of Ford Mustang
Technical Characteristics of 2010 Ford Mustang GT Convertible produced by Ford (US).
|Body Type||Drop-head coupe (cabriolet; convertible) 2 doors|
|Front Track||1575 mm|
|Rear Track||1598 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||61 liters|
|Drive Wheels||Rear wheel drive|
|Steering||rack & pinion PAS|
|Fuel Supply System||SFI|
|Max Power||418HP (307 kW) @ 6500 rpm|
|Max Torque||529Nm @ 4250 rpm|
|Cam Design||DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Standard Wheels||8.0 x 18 / 8.0 x 18|
|Standard Tyres||P235/50 R 18 / P235/50 R 18|
|Transmission||6 speed manual|
|Number of gears||6|
|Acceleration 0-100 Km/h||n/a|
|Acceleration 80-120 Km/h||n/a|