After nearly 55 years, Ford has produced its 10 millionth Mustang. The honor goes to a Wimbledon White GT convertible outfitted with the 460-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 and a six-speed manual transmission, as the Pony Car gods intended. Still, it’s a far cry from 1964.5’s first Mustang, VIN 001, whose V8 produced only 168 horsepower and routed it through a three-speed transmission.
The Mustang’s iconic status needs no real explanation, though Ford claims it is “the best-selling sports car of the last 50 years, is featured in more movies and has more Facebook followers than any other car in the world.” The brand is celebrating with a Michigan-based flyover/parade of WWI P-51 Mustangs and namesake cars from many generations.
Recently, we reviewed the very desirable Performance Pack 2 upgrade for the GT ($6,500), which contributor Alex Kalogianni called “all the things anyone would dream to do make their Mustang track-ready.” Read our review below.