Do you find yourself gravitating towards purchasing a 2015 Mustang but you don't want to own one because someone in your geographical area is likely to have an exact copy? Or are you the type of person who can't decide which Mustang options to select and just want to simplify the Mustang buying experience? Or perhaps you're the type of person that wants a Mustang with all the optional goodies standard? The good news is Ford is there to lend a helping hand. The bad news is your time is running out. The answer to all these questions is the 2015 Ford Mustang 50Y (edition).
Editor's Note: This article was originally written by Mustang Pasture's writer Pete Dunton for an Internet publication in 2008 and then appeared in the Old Car Memories online magazine - oldcarmemories.com in January 2009.
Flashback to 1982 - there was a lingering recession that had engulfed the U.S. economy and cars were shrinking faster than the money in most people's wallets. If horsepower had taken a fall in the 1970s, by 1982 it was taken down to a still lower notch. The norm by 1982 was 120 - 140 horsepower V8s. With this in mind it seems a great paradox that 1982 would also be a time when the seeds were beginning to be sown for a new horsepower war.
Editor's Note: This article was originally written by Mustang Pasture's writer Pete Dunton for the Old Car Memories online magazine - oldcarmemories.com in June 2011.
Sometimes when analyzing the current crop of cars it requires a reflection upon the past to see where the new cars fall short, meet, or exceed the pinnacles of the past. Nowhere is this more helpful then in case of the Ford Mustang. The Mustang needs no introduction, it was first released during the 1964 model year, and has remained in production for the last five decades. The only other car model that has remained in production longer is the Chevrolet Corvette however it has a lapse in its streak - there was not a 1983 Corvette offering. Technically the Mustang has been in production for more consecutive years than the Corvette due to there not being any Mustang production lapses since its 1964 introduction.
Ford rejuvenated the fledging pony car market when it released the retro 2005 Mustang back in Fall of 2004. Since then the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger have returned to the game. With their return the competition has become fierce but Ford is determined to keep the Mustang one step ahead with the release of the all-new 2015 Mustang. Ford has moved the Mustang several leaps forward in styling and technology while at the same time keeping the Mustang true to its roots. Good old American rear-wheel drive performance is what the Mustang still offers its loyal buyers.