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Parade of Mustangs Sets World Record in Europe

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Ford Mustang Parade in Belgium Sets New World Record
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How many Mustangs does it take to set a new world record? If you’ve ever pondered this question, you’ll be relieved to know that the magic number is 1,326. This new world record, destroying the 2017-held record of 960 vehicles assembled in Toluca, Mexico, was achieved at the Lommel Proving Ground in Belgium, a Ford testing facility, on September 7.

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To achieve the new world record, the Ford Mustang Parade adhered to specific guidelines.

“The Mustangs were driven in an uninterrupted convoy with no more than 20 metres between each car,” reports the automaker.

To further mark the 55th anniversary of the Mustang, the drivers and their vehicles who participated in the parade also showcased a special choreography. A P51 Mustang made a dazzling appearance with a fly-over.

Choosing to set the Mustang in Belgium at the Lommel Proving Ground was a no-brainer for the Ford Motor Company, as Belgium boasts the most sold Mustangs in Europe.

The 2020 Ford Mustang boasts the most intense spirit thanks to its powerful engine options. The 310 horsepower-rated 2.3-liter EcoBoost is turbocharged and features twin independent variable cam timing. The 2.3-liter High Performance EcoBoost generates 330 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, making it the “most powerful in-line four-cylinder in America” and the “most powerful EcoBoost engine ever in a Mustang,” according to Ford.

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With a choice of three transmissions, drivers can easily customize their driving experience. Opt for the 10-speed automatic, TREMEC six-speed manual, or the TREMEC seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.