Thursday 23 October 2014

First right-hand drive Mustang is making history

Published 20/08/2014 | 02:30

The European-spec right-hand drive Ford Mustang

A little bit of motoring history is in the making. Ford engineers have just finished putting the first right-hand-drive sixth-generation Mustang together.

As you know, the iconic sports car is coming this way next year with some spec, power and technical stuff purely for the European market.

Engineers will carry out a range of tests on the prototype they've just built as they gear it up for real-world production over the next few

months.

Left-hand drive models go on sale in the US quite soon; right-hand versions a bit later.

They say it will be sold, eventually in more than 110 countries. They've sold 9.2 million Mustangs in the US and 161,000 elsewhere since the car's 1964 debut .

Want to feel really liberated? Just whip your top off, writes an excited Ian Mallon 

There will be a 310bhp EcoBoost 2.3-litre four-cyl turbo and a 5-litre V8 435bhp.

European Mustangs will have tweaked suspension, springs and bushings, retuned stability control and steering systems, rear dampers and more engine cooling capacity.

Irish Independent

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