Ford will launch a special edition Mustang 55 that will honor the fiftieth anniversary of everyone’s favorite muscle car. Sales are expected to begin next month with deliveries planned for the end of the year.
The special edition Mustang 55 will feature a distinctive exterior styling package, an updated interior and exclusive badging. Exterior styling alterations include exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels, a new black grille, an optional rear spoiler, distinctive black badging, a black painted roof and bonnet- and side-stripe decals. The special edition model will also be available in both Fastback and Convertible models.
The interior also features as standard heated and cooled front seats, a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system and an eight-inch infotainment screen. Mustang 55 models will be equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox as well as a customized molded shift-knob.
The special edition Ford Mustang 55 has the same rear-wheel-drive powertrain as the Ford Mustang 5.0-litre V8. The naturally aspirated engine delivers 444bhp and 527Nm of torque, enabling automatic models to go from 0 to 62mph in 4.8 seconds while reaching a maximum speed of 155mph.
The original Ford Mustang first appeared as a two-seater concept car in 1962. It then evolved into the 1963 Mustang II four-seater concept car. The Mustang was finally introduced on April 17, 1964, and the 1965 Mustang became Ford's most successful launch since the Model A in 1927.
The automaker’s entry-level 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost Mustang has also been upgraded with a series of improvements inspired by Ford’s Shelby models, including a set of machined 19-inch alloy wheels, new bonnet stripes and door mirrors, and a repainted boot spoiler and front grille, glossed in Magnetic Grey.
Furthermore, Ford’s Active Valve Performance Exhaust includes a Good Neighbor Mode, which minimizes the noise output of the exhaust at pre-set times of the day to avoid alarming residents. When driving normally, the system will automatically modify the exhaust note according to the designated drive mode.
Additionally, Ford has announced that as a result of consumer demand it will continue to manufacture the Mustang Bullitt for one more year. Prices for both the special edition Ford Mustang 55 5.0-liter V8 and the upgraded Ford Mustang 2.3-liter EcoBoost are expected to be announced prior to the start of sales next month.