It’s fifty years since the Ford Mustang was launched, and for the first time the new model is officially available in factory-built right-hand-drive form. The latest Mustang will be in dealers later this year, but Revival-goers will be able to witness it make its UK debut this weekend.
This is the first Mustang to be available globally, and is available with either a 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine, good for 309bhp, or a 412bhp 5.0-litre V8. Either way, the list price is just one side or the other of £30,000, with plenty of scope for personalisation on the options list. The styling is sharpened up a little over the outgoing model, but there will be no mistaking its retro-influenced lines. You can watch Chris Harris driving the new car, albeit from the left seat, in this video.
Of course, everything at Revival is from 1966 or before, so the new Mustang on display in the Earls Court exhibition will be billed as a ‘concept’ for the future. Similarly, Ford’s ‘future’ Mondeo Vignale Hybrid will be set alongside its ‘contemporary’ predecessor, the Zodiac. Completing Ford’s Earls Court line-up is an early Mk1 Transit, another evergreen Blue Oval product that was first launched in 1965.
On track, the GT40 will act as course car and also play its part in the Bruce McLaren tribute parade which will take place on each of Revival’s three days. Bruce McLaren drove the winning GT40 when Ford claimed its 1-2-3 victory at Le Mans in 1966.