In 2014 Ford Mustang will celebrate the Golden Jubilee
|   Wednesday, October 16, 2013
2014 is going to be such an important year for Ford as the incredible compact sports coupé is turning 50. The debut of the incredible vehicle happened on the 17th of April 1964 at the New York World's Fair and there have been five generation of Mustangs released ever since.

Originally produced with the same suspension, drivetrain and chassis as the Ford Fairlane and Falcon, the Mustang has rapidly been developed into a more efficient car, featuring a 105bhp 2.8 liter straight six engine. In just one year Ford managed to sell 126,538 Mustangs and this was an incredible confirmation of the performance and success of the newly released model.

After just a short while, in mid 1965, Ford came up with a new version of Mustang – the Shelby GT350 – which was introduced on the marked featuring a modified version of the K-code lump, with a raised power from 271 bhp up to 306bhp. Although it has been released as an almost limited edition, the Shelby Mustang proved to be successful as well.

Yet, with the redesign and growth in size, the next Mustang gained a reputation of a too big and quite slow car. It indeed heavier as the 1973 model weighted 270 kg more than the previous model. But this has been changed in 1975 when Ford released another new and improved Mustang, this time. However, the Mustang II, released in 1974, was a huge success and in just four years over one million items were sold.
No wonder it is still quite popular nowadays.

The next 4.9 liter version which was released in 1979 had been produced until 1993 but it was redesigned and improved throughout the years. In the ‘80s, with the debut of the Mazda MX-6, the Mustang sales diminished and Ford had the difficult mission of reviving the front wheel drive variant of Mustang.

But the real revival of Mustang happened in 1994 when the company managed to sell no less than 123,198 models. This event was probably the incredible inspiration of Ford to release the extraordinary SVT Cobra, more powerful than ever.

The 2000s brought the so called "retro-futurism" with the public debut of the fifth generation of Mustang at the North American International Auto Show. Also, the Shelby GT500 released in 2007 proved to be even better than 2003 version of the SVT Cobra.

Wilder than ever and equipped with a huge 5.8 liter supercharged V8, the 2013 version is able to reach 50 mph in just 3.5 seconds and has an incredible top speed of 202mph. But rumor has it that the 2015 version is going to be absolutely impressive as Ford is going to introduce the rear suspension.

All the 50 years of history are certainly going to be followed by even more wonderful Mustang models, retro, redesigned ones or even brand new versions. Now we are all very eager to see whatever Ford is planning for the 17th of April celebration.
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