Video: The Ford Mustang celebrates 50 years of pony performance in style

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50 years of Ford Mustang

First introduced in the year 1964, the Ford Mustang is also termed as creator of the ‘Pony car’ class in America. Named after the P-51 Mustang fighter planes from the World war II era, it was the car’s co-stylist, John Najjar, a big admirer of those flying machines who suggested the ‘Mustang’ name to Ford. The muscle car made its formal debut at the United States Grand Prix, on October 7, 1962, where test driver and Formula One racer Dan Gurney lapped the track in a demonstration using the second “race” prototype. His lap times, only slightly off the pace of the F1 race cars.

In its sixth generation now, this universally admired muscle car is celebrating 50 years of delighting worshipers of speed, the world over. To commemorate this achievement, Ford managed to put some of the best Mustangs together and handed them to some skilled stunt drivers. Watch them sliding, burning rubber and running circles, which affirms that unlike the P-51, the Mustang moniker on four wheels will definitely be flying high for the next 50 years, and maybe even beyond.

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