With a blowout celebration at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan, Ford celebrated the 10 millionth Mustang built since its introduction in 1964, spanning 54 years and 6 generations of the iconic pony vehicle.
Ford NASCAR Cup drivers check out the 2019 NASCAR Mustang and its street-car counterpart on Thursday in Dearborn.
The NASCAR-ready race vehicle will make its debut in the higher echelons of America's most popular form of racing, but that doesn't mean the pony auto is stranger to NASCAR racing.
The purpose-built Mustang race auto isn't named after a specific production model, but its bodywork most closely resembles the GT350. "After more than a half-century, it feels great to finally let Mustang run in the top echelon of America's most popular stock vehicle racing series". The Monster Cup version will first see action at the Daytona 500 in February 2019.
The specific model is a 2019 model-year GT convertible painted in Wimbledon White - the same colour that adorned the very first Mustang to roll off the assembly line back in 1964.
Ford Performance in the USA has revealed it's Ford Mustang for the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series. Its first race was in 1964, when it was a surprise victor of the Tour de France Automobile, a 10-day, 4,000-mile suffer fest. The brand says that Ford Design and Ford Performance has worked carefully in order to translate the Mustang's style to meet NASCAR's look. "We can't wait to see it winning races in the NASCAR Cup Series next year", Rushbrook concluded.
"Our sport eagerly anticipates the performance, style and fanfare the Mustang will bring to the track each weekend beginning at the 2019 Daytona 500", O'Donnell concluded.
You'll recall that Ford chose to market the Mustang on all continents when it introduced the current generation of the model in 2015. He ordered his first Mustang in 1964 - within 30 days of the new sports car's debut on the market. In that series, the Mustang has dominated the competition as it has won a championship in every season expect for one.
The automaker marked the occasion in style with its employees, at company headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan as well as at the Flat Rock plant. Over the last three years, the Mustang has also been the best-selling sports auto in the world.