This year marks the 55th birthday of the Ford Mustang in Europe and to celebrate Ford Europe has a new special edition of the car. The special edition is called the Ford Mustang55 and is based on the Mustang GT with a 5.0-liter V8 engine.
Launching next month, the special edition is available in fastback and convertible body styles and adds bespoke styling cues. These include the addition of black stripes, two-tone front upper and lower grilles, 5.0 front wing badging in Pillar Black with Colorado Red used for the decimal and gloss black 19-inch alloy wheels.
The Mustang55 Fastback adds a black painted roof, whereas the Shadow Black models get silver stripes. Convertibles, on the other hand, will come with a black cloth roof. Complementing the exterior look is the boot lid spoiler in Pillar Black, which is available as an option.
Inside, all Mustang55 models boast carbon fibre effect dashboard inserts, leather on the centre console and knee bolster with grey stitching that’s also replicated in the floor mats, and Alcantara. Right-hand drive models will add aluminium dashboard inserts, Ebony, Ceramic or Russet leather seats and leather on the gear shift knob.
These add up to the standard heated and cooled front seats, SYNC3 infotainment system, B&O sound system, remote start for automatic models, remote door lock and unlock and vehicle locator, among others.
Ford of Europe marketing sales and service vice president Roelant de Waard says the brand is confident that the Mustang will continue to perform well in the showroom.
“Mustang is one of an exclusive group of vehicles to achieve more than half a century of continuous production, and customers’ appetites for the world’s best-selling sports car show no sign of waning,” he said.
Earlier this month, Ford Australia revealed its 2020 Ford Mustang GT range, which will be available with a new ‘Black Shadow Pack’, which adds similar upgrades to Europe’s Mustang55 special edition.
The Black Shadow pack bundles a black roof, bonnet and side stripes, grille badging and 19-inch wheels.
2020 Mustang GT customers also benefit from four new colour options including Grabber Lime and Twister Orange.
Pricing for the premium paint has yet to be confirmed, however, it will likely be available for $650 as with previous Mustang paint options.
The facelifted Stang will also come standard with a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster, Recaro seats and an 8.0-inch ‘Sync3’ infotainment touchscreen.
Pricing will carry over, with the base GT Fastback coming in at $63,290 plus on-road costs, the automatic version costing $66,290, and the auto-only convertible topping the full-time range at $74,728.