The Ford Mustang is a car that needs no introduction. Well, supposedly, but unless you’re living in a cave with no internet, television, or worse, a social life, you have an idea how iconic the Ford Mustang is, so in case you don’t have any of these, I’ll be doing the introductions. 50 years after it was launched the Ford Mustang has remained to be the prime muscle car of choice. It has the authority and the power that deserves its classification. Despite competition from General Motors and the Chrysler group, the Ford Mustang remained strong, especially its introduction in the Philippines in 2012, as it substantially undercuts its rival by price. Well, the new generation Mustang is here, in its 50th anniversary clothes, and its only available to a select few, most of which already own a current generation Mustang.
Muscle cars are known to be good only in a straight line, but once the road gets twisty, a muscle car definitely needs a lot of, err… muscle in order to handle it. The Ford Mustang, at least on paper, seems to be late in the game, as the Camaro has already switched to an independent rear suspension that delivers good handling and ride comfort that is truly world class. The new Ford Mustang, like the Chevrolet Camaro, has now switched to an independent rear suspension, replacing the solid axle that all generations of the Mustang had.
The 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang stands out from the standard Mustang in the form of 19 inch nickel-painted alloy wheels that are reminiscent of the Mach 1 model, unique trapezoidal grille, chrome surrounds for the tri-bar LED lighting, and a 50th anniversary badge in the rear. Inside, a 50th anniversary badge located on the dashboard and on the leather seats are there to remind you how special this Ford Mustang is, serving it as a warning for those who mindlessly crash it onto a tar pit.
The Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary is only available in one powertrain choice. A 5.0 liter V8 producing 435 hp and 542 Nm of torque. Power goes through the rear wheels via a 6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Paddle Shifters.
The new Ford Mustang brings a new chapter to Ford in terms of design, quality, handling, and performance. The 50th Anniversary Edition is only available in 64 units, which harks back to its 1964 launch. Each unit is pegged at P3,098,000, and is available in Oxford White, Race Red, Black, Triple Yellow, Competition Orange, and Magnetic Metallic.