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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Hot Rod Hottie: Mustang Convertible

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Mustang Convertible
The Ford Mustang is an automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. It was initially based on the second generation North American Ford Falcon, a compact car.[1] Introduced early on April 17, 1964,[2] dubbed as a "1964½" model by Mustang fans, the 1965 Mustang was the automaker's most successful launch since the Model A.[3] The model is Ford's third oldest nameplate in production[citation needed] and has undergone several transformations to its current fifth generation. The Mustang created the "pony car" class of American automobiles—sports car-like coupes with long hoods and short rear decks[4]—and gave rise to competitors such as GM's Chevrolet Camaro,[5] AMC's Javelin,[6] and Chrysler's revamped Plymouth Barracudas and Dodge Challengers.[7] It also inspired coup├ęs such as the Toyota Celica and Ford Capri, which were exported to the United States.

Sixth generation (Tentatively 2015) A radically redesigned Mustang is tentatively being scheduled for release in 2014, most likely as a 2015 model.[60] Though originally reported to be based strongly on the Ford Evos concept car,[61] the development of the Fusion based on the Evos indicates that, while the Mustang is expected to borrow some styling from the concept, it will not rely as heavily upon it and there has been no indication from Ford whether it will share the global platform with the Fusion and Ford Mondeo or sit upon a modified version of its current platform. Ford confirmed the 2015 Mustang will replace the traditional solid rear axle suspension with an independent rear suspension, and journalists have speculated that an EcoBoost engine option will be available, likely as a turbocharged 4-cylinder,[62] as well as a smaller-displacement, high-output V6 (code-named Nano) and V8 engine. -Wikipedia