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
Weight 1814 Kg
Length 4778 mm
Height 1417 mm
Wheelbase 2720 mm
Front Track 1575 mm
Rear Track 1598 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 61 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment longitudinal
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
CO2 Emissions n/a
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 4951 cc
Bore 92 mm
Stroke 93 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders n/a
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 32
Compression Ratio 11:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes VeDi-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 8.0 x 18 / 8.0 x 18
Standard Tyres P235/50 R 18 / P235/50 R 18
Suspension Front I.MS.ARB.
Suspension Rear LA.3Li.CS.PR.ARB.
Transmission 6 speed manual
Number of gears 6
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h n/a
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City n/a
Road n/a
Mixt n/a