Ford is celebrating the Mustang’s 50th birthday with the release of the 2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition.
Ford is celebrating the Mustang’s 50th birthday with the release of the 2015 Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition. The limited edition Mustang is debuting this week at the New York Auto Show before it arrives later this year.
The Mustang 50th Year Limited Edition is based on the 2015 Mustang GT with the Performance Pack and is only available in two colors, Wimbledon White or Kona Blue. There aren’t any options besides the choice of either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. On the outside the limited edition Mustang gets a bit more chrome pieces as a tribute to the more chrome clad original Mustang.
“Mustang fans love to drive their cars, even the rarer examples of the breed, so we built this limited-edition from the best-performing 2015 Mustang available – the GT fastback with the performance pack,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “While some collectors will undoubtedly stash this car away in a museum, those who choose to hit the open road will get a world-class sports car that can run with the best.”
Inside the leather wrapped steering wheel gets cashmere stitching as does the instrument panel, shifter boot, center armrest, door inserts and seats. The seats feature exclusive two-tone cashmere and black leather upholstery, and the Mustang 50 Year logo on the seat backs.
The Mustang 50th Year Limited Edition is powered by a 5.0L V8 with 420-hp and 390 lb-ft. of torque and the Performance pack adds six-piston Brembo front brakes and 19-inch alloy wheels with high- performance Y-speed-rated Pirelli P-Zero summer tires. The 50 Year Limited Edition is the only 2015 Mustang that will be available with a combination of an automatic transmission and the performance pack. When equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission, the Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition will get a limited-slip rear differential with a 3.55:1 final-drive. Customers who opt for the six-speed manual will get a Torsen differential with a 3.73:1 final-drive ratio.
Ford is only going to produce 1,964 examples of the 50 Year Limited Edition.