[PHOTOS] Ford Unveils Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition Model
The Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition will be based upon the 2015 GT with performance package, get a number of exclusive features, and be limited to 1,964 examples.
We are but a day away from the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang, so what better time for the automaker to announce the Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition model. When Ford says limited here, they certainly mean it: only 1,964 examples will be manufactured as an homage to the year in which America’s favorite pony car was born. The special edition version of America’s most hotly-anticipated car looks to seamlessly blend past, present, and future in one unforgettable package.
PHOTOS: The Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition
“The new Mustang blends a muscular, contemporary shape with design cues that define it as quintessentially Mustang,” said Moray Callum, Ford vice president of design. “The 50 Year Limited Edition adds details that set it apart from other Mustangs, while hearkening back to the 1965 original.”
The Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition will go on sale later this fall and will be based upon the 2015 GT fastback model equipped with a performance pack. All 50 Year Limited Edition models will be offered in either six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
What will also set the Mustang 50Year Limited Edition models apart from their 2015 Mustang GT brethren are its exclusive color options. The anniversary edition will only be offered in Wimbledon White, which is synonymous with Captain Stanley Tucker’s serial No. 0001model and the original 1965 Mustang Shelby GT350, or Kona Blue, which Callum says will “[provide] a particularly striking contrast against the chrome.”
Also exclusive to the Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition will be chrome bezels around each of the tri-bar taillamps (inspired by Gale Halderman’s proposal in 1962), a faux gas cap badge on the rear fascia with added “50 Years” branding, and—this is particularly delicious—louvered rear-quarter windows.
On the inside, the 50th anniversary model will get an exclusive cashmere-stitched, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Mustang 50 Year logo embroidered into the seat backs, loop-carpet floor mats with cashmere stitching and suede binding, and an aluminum-trimmed instrument panel.
PHOTOS: The Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition Interior
The Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition will get the 2015’s upgraded 5.0-liter V8 and all 420 horses that come with it. Included with the performance pack are six-piston Brembo front brakes, 19” alloy wheels with Pirelli P-Zero summer tires.
So what say you? Want? Waaaant?