Probably, the most popular muscle car in the world, the Ford Mustang boasts a huge…
On March 9, 1964, the first serial Ford Mustang was produced at the Ford plant in Dearborn, Michigan. In 1964, the newborn car was first publicly unveiled in New York City at the World Auto Show. The conceptual quintessence of pony car is a reimagined two-door sports vehicle, which founded the beginning of a journey towards one of the most iconic segments in motorsport history – the muscle cars.
Mustang is one of the few models in the world that has surpassed almost eight decades of uninterrupted production. Even though the car featured a sporty 2-door design, it handled more like a regular compact vehicle, but powerful V8 engines soon transformed it into what’s now called a muscle car. The second generation survived the 1973 oil crisis with a more fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine. The third gen marked the return of V8 units in 1979, going through several body styles. The fourth-generation also called SN95 has started life back in 1994. Except for the fuel-efficient V6 models, it also featured high-performance versions called Cobra.
The fifth-generation, with the body code S197, emerged in 2004 at the height of yet another industry crisis, with a nostalgic atmosphere reminiscent of the 1967 design. The models were equipped with all the performance modifications and exterior upgrades that modernity could offer, including the return of the legendary 725 Shelby GT 500 hp.
And in 2015, it was the time for the sixth generation to appear. For the first time in history since the oil crisis of the 70s, Mustangs became equipped with 4-cylinder engines, but unlike their predecessors, they were turbocharged and provided real muscle car-worthy performance.