Ford Mustang Is Officially Britain’s Favourite Performance Car
Ford Mustang: Britain’s Favourite Car?
Looking at the Ford Mustang, year to date sales demonstrate that this is Britain’s favourite performance car, with it having a 60% advantage against its nearest rival. The Ford Mustang sits in the sports car category, due to it producing 250hp and above, and the high performance car sales chart display that the Mustang is above the Jaguar F-Type, Porsche 911 and the BMW 6 Series. Additionally, the popular Audi TT is only in 6th place, behind the Porsche Cayman.
In comparison, however, the Audi TT sales at large have less than 250hp which is no competition for the Ford Mustang – which in ‘Standard 2.3L EcoBoost’ is producing 314hp alone. The 5.0-litre V8 GT produces 418hp.
The V8 engine makes up 70% of all UK sales on the Mustang. The F-Type V8 starts at a grand total of £51,775 with the Mustang list price starting at £34,995. Mustang sales are of the V8 engine: understandable, given a list price from £34,995 (the Jaguar F-Type starts at OTR £51,775). The Ecoboost is list priced from £30,995, the same price as a Ford Focus RS.
Ford have sold 19,500 Mustangs so far in Europe since they were introduced in Autumn 2015, and 4000 of them are in Britain alone.
Top 10 high performance cars: Jan – June 2016
1: Ford Mustang (2,317 sales)
2: Jaguar F-Type (1,446 sales)
3: BMW 6 Series (1,367 sales)
4: Porsche 911 (1,315 sales)
5: Porsche Cayman (787 sales)
6: Audi TT (778 sales)
7: Porsche Boxster (526 sales)
8: Mercedes-Benz SL (489 sales)
9: Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman (482 sales)
10: BMW i8 (382 sales)
(Source: Richard Aucock – MD at Editorial Motor Research)
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