Ford will honor the 50th anniversary of its iconic Mustang with a limited-edition model, and our spy photographers got the first glimpse of the celebratory Mustang GT that will usher in the next half-century of pony-car production.
The 2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition, like the prototype pictured, will likely be available exclusively with the GT’s 5.0-liter, 420-plus-hp V-8 and this candy white paint job. Aside from the Brembo brake calipers and Pirelli tires, the 2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition looks to feature primarily an upgraded aesthetic package with traditional Mustang cues.
Rather than the free-running steed used on the standard 2015 Mustang, the familiar “pony-in-corral” marches across the 2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition’s front grille. Fork-spoke wheels can be seen in place of the normal five-spoke alloys, and the camouflage that obscures the rear quarter windows almost certainly hides old-school window louvers. As a finishing touch, when the 2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition debuts, it will surely sport a host of special-edition badging both inside and out.
Many expect Ford to introduce the 2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition at the 2014 New York auto show later this month, so as to coincide with the Mustang’s April 17th anniversary — the original car was launched at the New York World's Fair on April 17, 1964. Ford has other historic celebration plans as well — during the auto show fans will be able to witness a 2015 Ford Mustang convertible looming atop the Empire State Building, repeating a stunt first performed in 1966.
We haven’t heard whether the 50th Anniversary Edition will also come to the drop-top Mustang, so check back for further details during our coverage of the New York auto show. The standard 2015 Ford Mustang coupe goes on sale this fall.