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Ford PH celebrates Mustang Sports Car’s 60-year legacy

Ford PH celebrates Mustang Sports Car’s 60-year legacy

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Exactly 60 years ago this week, Ford unveiled the original Mustang at the World’s Fair in New York. It has sold more than 10 million units since and has been the world’s best-selling sports car for more than a decade now.

To celebrate 60 years since the birth of an automotive legend, Ford Philippines brought together members of the Mustang Club Philippines, the Mustang Enthusiasts Philippines, and Mustang owners and fans for an anniversary meet-up at the historic Palacio de Memoria in Parañaque and surprised them with an exclusive first look at the all-new Mustang slated to be launched in the country in May 2024.

Owners drove to the venue with their prized muscle cars to form a spectacular display of Mustangs showcasing the sports coupe’s storied evolution through the years. Of the classic models in attendance, the oldest were a 1965 Fastback, which captivated onlookers with its sleek silhouette, and a 1965 Shelby with its unmistakable engine roar emblematic of the pony power that the Ford Mustang is known for.

As a bonus for event attendees, an exclusive peek at the 7th-generation all-new Mustang brought the majestic machine’s 60-year legacy full circle as guests got to see the latest addition to the iconic lineup up close in all its stylish glory. Jim Owens, GTD Mustang Brand Manager, also joined the festivities virtually to share his stories and experiences about the development of Mustang through the years.

As part of Mustang’s 60th anniversary, Ford also debuted a special Vermillion Red and Ebony Black logo, inspired by the badging and wheel center caps on the Mustang that debuted at the 1964 World’s Fair, at the New York Auto Show.

All-new Mustang set to redefine performance car segment in PH

An iconic sports coupe that represents freedom, passion, and the thrill of the open road, the all-New Mustang promises to give customers a different level of pony power that lets them stay ahead of the pack.

With a strong association with speed and power, the all-new  Mustang delivers a thrilling driving experience with its engine. The GT Premium Fastback variant is equipped with a 5.0LTi-VCT V8 engine that’s mated to a 10-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission capable of producing 492hp and 567 N-m of torque.

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The EcoBoost® Premium Fastback variant, meanwhile, comes with a 2.3L EcoBoost® Engine mated to a 10-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission capable of producing 318 hp and 475 N-m of torque. Drivers can also easily maneuver across different road condition as they can choose between different drive modes: Normal, Sport, Slippery, Custom, Track, and Drag Strip.

Inside, the American muscle car thrills both driver and passengers with RECARO® leather-trimmed sport seats and soft touch accents all around.

It has the DNA of a muscle car but is equipped with the latest technology and hardware for entertainment, connectivity, and safety. A new Magnesium Framed 13-inch Colored Center Display offers seamless connectivity with the vehicle with SYNC®4 and Enhanced Voice Recognition, and wireless mobile charging. For the driver, a 12-inch Digital Cluster provides real-time information without being distracting.

“The Mustang has undergone evolution over the last six decades, but one thing remains the same – the Mustang’s unparalleled driving performance that represents the spirit of freedom, passion, and innovation. We are thrilled to join the global celebration of Mustang’s 60th anniversary, but most of all, we are excited to open the next chapter for this icon with the launch of the all-new Mustang in the Philippines in May,” says Mike Breen, managing director, Ford Philippines.