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Special edition Ford Mustang 55 announced

The special edition Ford Mustang celebrates the 55th anniversary of the ubiquitous muscle car, with sales starting in August

Ford has announced a special edition Mustang55, which celebrates the 55th anniversary of the “Mustang” nameplate. Features include a unique exterior styling package, an upgraded interior and a range of exclusive badging. Sales for the new model will start in August, with deliveries expected by the end of the year.

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Exterior styling revisions for the Mustang55 include unique 19-inch alloy wheels, a new black grille, an optional rear spoiler, unique black badging, a black painted roof and a set of bonnet- and side-stripe decals. The special edition model is also available in both Fastback and Convertible body styles.

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Inside, buyers get heated and cooled front seats, a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system and an eight-inch infotainment screen as standard. Mustang55 models fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox also get a unique moulded shift-knob, while the automatic versions get an alloy item.

The special edition Ford Mustang55 shares its rear-wheel-drive powertrain with the Ford Mustang 5.0-litre V8. The naturally aspirated unit produces 444bhp and 527Nm of torque, which allows automatic-equipped models to dispatch the 0–62mph sprint in a claimed 4.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 155mph.

Ford’s entry-level 2.3-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost Mustang has also received a lift, with a range of updates inspired by the brand’s Shelby models. Revisions include a set of machined 19-inch alloy wheels, fresh bonnet stripes, new door mirrors and a repainted boot spoiler and front grille, finished in Magnetic Grey.

In addition, Ford’s Active Valve Performance Exhaust now features a “Good Neighbour Mode” which limits the exhaust’s noise output a pre-programmed times of the day to avoid disturbing neighbours. When driving normally, the system automatically adapts the exhaust note according to the selected drive mode.

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Ford has also announced it will continue to produce the Mustang Bullitt for another year, following increased customer demand. Prices for both the special edition Ford Mustang55 5.0-litre V8 and updated Ford Mustang 2.3-litre EcoBoost will be announced nearer to the cars’ on-sale dates in August.

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