9 November 2018 – 01:22
By Fernando Fideleff
Considered by automotive specialists as the most important muscle car in history, the Mustang model continues to achieve sales success worldwide. And Argentina is not a foreign market for this phenomenon, because two years after arriving in the country from the United States, the Mustang sold just over 250 units, with a projection of 10 units a month for the rest of the 39; year and 2019.
As a celebration for these two years in our country, the leaders of Ford Argentina held an event that involved collectors, customers, the press and many celebrities from the artistic and cultural environment, in the garages of Herencia Argentina, in Buenos Aires. of Martinez. The end of the evening was crowned by a recital by the singer Juanse, historic leader of the rock group "Los Ratones Paranóicos", on a stage set up next to a long line of Mustangs from different eras.
In a dialogue with El Tribuno, Gabriel López, President of Ford Argentina and Grupo Sur, said that "over the past two years we have sold more Mustangs than originally expected, and our arrival in our market has generated a group of followers who are practically in love with the iconic model Since its introduction in 2016, the Mustang has quickly established itself as the first sports car in its segment, which is how it has built its history in our country, and always running in one direction: freedom ".
The version that is currently marketed in the country, the sixth generation of the model, is equipped with a naphtho V8 engine, 5.0 liters and 421 hp of power, associated with an automatic sequential 6-speed box and rear-wheel drive. With these mechanical characteristics, the Mustang can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 km / h, electronically limited for safety reasons.
While the Ford Mustang has always been recognized for its exterior design and power, in its latest generation includes a range of equipment and systems that make it a "thoroughbred" sports car.
The Bi-xenon headlights stand out among the other elements in its extensive technical data sheet; 19-inch alloy wheels; "keyless" opening and ignition system;
Synchronization 3 connectivity with 8-inch multi-touch screen; Voice control and compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay; rear parking; Shaker Pro Hi-Fi sound system with 12 speakers; heated and cooled front seats; padded with micro-perforated leather; 8 airbags; stability, traction, torque control in the bends and low pressure detector in the tires; Selection of driving mode for normal, snow-covered, wet or sports terrain; Electronic locking system for the front Line-Lock wheels and daytime running lights with LED technology.
Priced at $ 95,000, the Ford Mustang continues to be the favorite model for local muscle car fans. Although, sometimes, specifying wishes is more expensive than you think.
History of an icon with a huge evolution in the engine
Convertible 1967 Mustang convertible.
The history of the Mustang dates back to the decade of the years & # 60; At that point, and taking care of the rebellions of a group of young Americans who opposed the big cars used daily, Ford prepared a smaller model with a revolutionary design that became a success as soon as it was put on sale.
Quickly, her style has surpassed the boundaries and the Mustang has become an iconic, not just for the brand, but for the automotive industry.
The unmistakable mark of the American wild horse.
Its official launch was April 17, 1964, in New York, with the motto "this is the unexpected car". His exhibition was on the terrace of the iconic Empire State Building, an action that had as an attraction the disarming of the car on the ground floor and rearmament to the top floor of the building. For all this, only the first day of sales, with a price of $ 2368, reached 22,000 units, a record for the era.
The big party to celebrate the presence of the Mustang in the country.
In 2014, halfway through the centenary of existence, the Ford Motor Company authorities celebrated the anniversary with a series of events around the world and returned to exhibit a Mustag on the terrace of the aforementioned New York building. .
Currently, the sixth generation of the model is marketed with a design that retains part of the original retro style. Those that have evolved were the engines, since in addition to a V8 and a V6, there is a 4-cylinder Eco-Boost engine of 2,300 cubic centimeters and 309 horsepower sold in Europe.