You know you’re getting old when….. you remember clear as day how excited you were when you first laid eyes on the new Mustang that the Ford Motor Company had just introduced to the world.It’s hard to believe but that was more than half a century ago. When the Mustang reached the market as an early 1965 model it spawned the pony car movement.
marvels after all these years how Ford has managed to keep the Mustang
modern and up-to-date with each succeeding generation, while at the same
time retaining some of the retro-styling that made it an instant
success back in the day.
But that’s exactly what Ford has been
able to achieve, bringing us now to the sixth-generation Mustang with
the 2015 model that is the first to feature an independent rear
suspension for improved ride and handling.
We had a brief
opportunity to experience the 2015 Mustang GT Coupe back in the fall
during the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) Car of
the Year testing in Niagara Falls. It was entered in the
Sports/Performance Car over $50k category and finished as runner-up to
the upstart Volvo V60 Polestar and ahead of the fire-breathing 707 hp
Dodge Challenge Hellcat.
Now in early April, perhaps as a sign
that spring has finally arrived here in Southern Ontario, we were
fortunate to have a 2015 Mustang GT Convertible for an extended road
And while it was still less-than-perfect weather for
top-down cruising, we jumped at the chance to spend a week with an
eye-catching Competition Orange convertible with black leather interior.
bright orange isn’t a paint colour that blends in with the landscape.
If that’s what you want, opt for one of the silver or white finishes.
happen to love the orange colour; others like my wife would prefer
something rather more sedate. It’s all a matter of choice. But then
again, I don’t think orange would work at all on a Fusion, but it seems
just perfect on a sporty droptop like this Mustang.
As it enters
its 50th year of continuous production with more than nine-million-plus
units sold, the Mustang is no longer a North American-only car. It is
going global with Ford taking it to customers in key parts of Europe and
And as has been the case for all these many years, the
2015 Mustang is available in both coupe (or fastback as Ford calls it)
and convertible variants.