Based on the 450-PS Ford Mustang 5.0-liter V8, the new Mustang55 Edition features unique exterior styling including distinctive bonnet and side-stripes, badging and optional rear spoiler, alongside a high-specification interior.
In addition, the Ford Mustang 2.3-liter EcoBoost now delivers styling upgrades inspired by Mustang Shelby models, and features as standard Ford’s Active Valve Performance Exhaust that enables drivers to adjust the intensity of the Mustang’s exhaust note to suit their mood and driving scenario.
New Mustang colors introduced across the range include Twister Orange, Grabber Lime, Iconic Silver and Lucid Red. Also, FordPass Connect on-board modem technology turns Mustang into a mobile WiFi hotspot with connectivity for up to 10 devices.
“Mustang is one of an exclusive group of vehicles to achieve more than half a century of continuous production, and customers’ appetites for the world’s best-selling sports car show no sign of waning,” said Roelant de Waard, Ford’s European Marketing, Sales and Service vice president. “Our new Mustang55 is the essence of Mustang, combining exciting performance, bold design, and comfort-enhancing technologies like our FordPass Connect on-board modem and B&O Sound System.”
Mustang earlier this year celebrated 55 years since its introduction on April 17, 1964 and in 2018 was the world’s best-selling sports coupe for the fourth consecutive year. The new Ford Mustang55 5.0-liter V8 and Ford Mustang 2.3-liter EcoBoost are available to order from August.
55 years and counting
The new Mustang55 special edition – available in fastback and convertible body styles – delivers a unique twist on the Ford Mustang’s sleek and athletic styling with black, dissolve-effect stripes for the low-profile bonnet and lower body sides, and a black painted roof for fastback models that complements the gloss-black 19-inch alloy wheels. Shadow Black Mustang55 models feature silver stripes, and convertibles models feature a black cloth roof.
The upper and lower front grilles are finished in two-tone gloss black and Pillar Black with the upper grille incorporating a Pillar Black pony badge. Pillar Black 5.0 front wing badges also feature an exclusive Colorado Red execution for the decimal point. An optional Pillar Black raised boot-lid spoiler completes the bespoke exterior look.
Mustang55 models equipped with Ford’s six-speed manual gearbox feature a unique moulded gear-shift knob, while 10-speed automatic models feature a unique alloy metal gear-shift knob.
Standard comfort and convenience technologies include heated and cooled front seats, Ford’s sophisticated SYNC 3 connectivity system now with DAB+ radio, a premium 12-speaker B&O Sound System, and FordPass Connect on-board modem for enhanced connectivity and functions including Remote Start for automatic models, Remote Door Lock Unlock and Vehicle Locator.
Ford Mustang Shelby models including the Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT500 models have delivered enhanced performance and unique styling for Mustang customers for more than 50 years, and now also inspire enhancements for the Mustang 2.3-liter EcoBoost fastback and convertible models.
Door mirrors and a boot spoiler finished in Magnetic Grey, and unique dissolve-effect black bonnet stripes that hug the power bulge are among the charismatic additions, as is a Magnetic Grey California grille incorporating the classic tri-bar pony badge first seen on 1965 Mustang models. Machined-finish 19-inch alloy wheels further enhance the revised look.
Now standard for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost, Active Valve Performance Exhaust technology includes an innovative Good Neighbor Mode that can be programmed to automatically limit the exhaust’s noise output at pre-programmed times of the day to avoid disturbing neighbors. The system automatically adapts alongside electronic stability control, throttle response, automatic gear-shift patterns and steering settings according to the selected drive mode: Normal, Sport, Track, Snow/Wet, Drag Strip and customizable My Mode.
The world’s best-selling sports car
Ford will also continue to produce special edition Mustang BULLITT models for customers in Europe for a second year. Powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine enhanced to deliver 460 PS and 529 Nm of torque, Mustang Bullitt is offered in classic Dark Highland Green of Shadow Black. Unique features include 19-inch Torq Thrust-style wheels, red Brembo brake calipers, a faux Bullitt fuel-filler cap, a bespoke black front grille, green stitching for the standard seats and optional Recaro sports seats, and a white cue ball gearshift knob.