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The Legend of the Mustang (1964-2015)

The Legend of the Mustang (1964-2015) surpasses any story that can be told about a car, from its birth on April 17th 1964 until today, as it prepares to launch its new 2015 model. The American-style success story of a car become a trademark brand simply must be told.

Designed as a compact sports car, intermediate sized, fast, powerful and with a “mean” look, the name “Mustang” does indeed accurately describe our legendary car. Having become representative of what are generically called “muscle cars”, the Mustang is to date the only original pony car that has been produced uninterruptedly ever since its introduction, for the last five decades.

The first generation of Mustangs (1964–1973) originally had a very strong German engine, the Ford Taunus V4. It slowly transformed from power and speed to a luxury car, following the public’s demand.

The second generation Mustang, produced between 1974 and 1978, was introduced just two months before the oil crisis. It was smaller and stronger and became legendary with models Cobra II and King Cobra.

1979–1993 third gen Mustangs were restyled to fit 4 people (not 2, as before) and included coupe, hatchback and convertible variants.

The fourth generation (1994–2004) marked a major change in design: sharper contours, larger arches, as well as the introduction of manual transmission.

As for the present fifth generation Mustang, 2005–2014, and the coming sixth generation Mustang to be launched in 2015, Ford created a spectacular looking car, very strong and keeping the Ford tradition of performance and prestige.

With the much anticipated 2015 Mustang, the stakes are high for Ford, as they prepare for the premiere global export in all its 50 years of iconic history. This autumn, the Mustang goes on sale in America and prepares for its market launch in over 120 countries next year. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for Ford!

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