The World’s Best-Selling Sports Car
The Ford Mustang is the best-selling sports car in the world.
Per Ford, “data shows more than 395,000 sixth-generation Mustangs have been produced at Flat Rock Assembly Plant since 2015 and of that, 98,000 have been shipped to customers outside of the United States. From 2015 to 2016, Ford doubled the percentage of exports to 17.5 percent and the company expects export growth to continue, reaching 30 percent for the 2017 Mustang.” The Mustang is being sold in 140 countries and export numbers are doubling every year. It’s also the most-liked vehicle on Facebook – whatever that’s worth.
The Best-Selling Sports Car
Well, the heritage and pedigree of the Ford Mustang are pretty appealing. Since the first Mustang came out of the factory in 1964, there have been more than a few iconic Mustangs. Think about the 1970 Boss 302, 1965 Shelby GT350, or even the 1984 SVO Mustang. For over fifty years, Ford has been designing a sports cars that skirt the line between modern and classic. And that philosophy is still in place today.
The 2017 Mustang continues its legacy of power and performance. Each model comes with at least 300 horsepower. The seat is positioned low in the cockpit, a sporty configuration to
HID headlights with LED signatures complete the Mustang’s new aggressive front end. And, of course, drivers can turn their highway cruiser into a track animal if they want. The GT Performance Package, for example, adds unique chassis tuning, Brembo® six-piston front brake calipers, and 19” ebony black-painted-aluminum wheels.
You might be wondering which Mustang is right for you. Here are the most popular models and a brief rundown of their most important features.
V6 Fastback (MSRP $26,398)
The introductory Mustang is backed by features and power that are anything but introductory.
- SYNC system.
- 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 with 300 horsepower
- 17” silver-painted aluminum wheels.
EcoBoost® Fastback (MSRP $29,398)
The EcoBoost® Fastback boasts a 2.3L EcoBoost® engine combining 310 horsepower with remarkable fuel economy (11.2 city and 7.8 L/100KM highway).
- Body-colour blade decklid spoiler
- 18” Magnetic-painted machined-aluminum wheels
- Active Noise Cancellation.
GT Fastback (MSRP $38,398)
The GT is Mustang in its purest, most volatile form. With a 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine, the GT is capable of an insane 435 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4,250 RPM.
- Dual Bright exhaust with rolled polished tips.
- Electronic Line-Lock and Launch Control
- Engine oil cooler
- Hood vent