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Ford gives Mustang a 55th birthday update

Thursday, 15th August, 2019 8:50am

The new Ford Mustang55 special edition model for customers in Ireland has arrived. It celebrates the 55th anniversary of the famous sports car.

Based on the 450PS Ford Mustang 5.0 litre V8, the new Mustang55 Edition features unique exterior styling including distinctive bonnet and side-stripes, badging, and optional rear spoiler, alongside a high-spec interior.

The Ford Mustang 2.3 litre 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 colours 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 this year celebrated 55 years since its introduction on 17 April, 1964, and in 2018 was the world’s best-selling sports coupe for the fourth consecutive year. The new Ford Mustang55 5.0 litre V8 and Ford Mustang 2.3 litre EcoBoost are available to order from August.

The new Mustang55 special edition – available in fastback and convertible body styles – delivers a 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.

Shadow Black Mustang55 models feature silver stripes, and convertibles models feature a black cloth roof. 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.

Shelby-inspired style

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.

Now standard for the 2.3 litre EcoBoost, Active Valve Performance Exhaust technology includes an innovative Good Neighbour Mode that can be programmed to automatically limit the exhaust’s noise output at pre-programmed times of the day to avoid disturbing neighbours.

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 customisable My Mode.

Ford sold 5,500 Mustangs in Europe in the first half of 2019, an increase of more than five per cent compared with the same period last year.

CAB Motor Company on Monahan Road in Ballintemple stock the new Mustang. Call 021-4290600 for details.

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