Ford Mustang hits exclusive 10-million mark, sports car record


When Samuel Crawford’s grade-school teacher asked her students what they wanted to do when they grew up, his classmates said they wanted to be doctors, lawyers and accountants.

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The iconic Ford Mustang has been’America’s best-selling sports car in the last half century and the world’s top-selling sports car three years in a row. Ford will make the 10 millionth version of the vehicle on Wednesday.

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When Samuel’Crawford’s grade-school teacher asked her students’what they wanted to do when they grew up, his classmates said they wanted to be doctors, lawyers and accountants. Sam said he wanted to build Mustangs,’and his classmates laughed.’

“The ’64 Mustang had just come out,” Crawford said. “All I could think about was that brand new pony car.”

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2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt first drive review: noteworthy and nostalgic

I want to be a hero. A hero reminds me of the best versions of me, especially when I can hardly muster enough courage to get out of bed in the morning. ‘

The 1968 Ford Mustang fastback sprayed in Dark Highland Green wasn’t a hero when it rolled off the line in January 1968 and onto the screen in the motion picture ‘Bullitt.’ One of more than 317,000 Mustangs sold that year, the pine-colored car fitted with a white cue ball shifter was more remarkable because of its concept than the oily bits and bolts it held together for a short time.

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It’s imagination that takes the 2019 Bullitt beyond Broadway, where Frank Bullitt fictionally kept company. It’s where the Mustang Bullitt needs to be, too, far from San Francisco’s snarled city streets.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang Combines 808 HP With GT Looks

It was back in 1991 when Hennessey started modifying cars and in this interval, the Texas tuner has been able to deliver more than 6.5 million horsepower based on an average of 650+ hp per each vehicle modified. Celebrating the company’s 10,000th car, this new Heritage Edition Mustang is well above the average as it has been upgraded to deliver a monstrous 808 horsepower at 7,200 rpm and a mountain-moving 677 pound-feet (918 Newton-meters) of torque at 4,500 rpm.

The extra punch provided by the 5.0-liter V8 engine enables the amped-up ‘Stang to hit 60 mph (96 kph) from a standstill in a mere 3.3 seconds and complete the quarter mile in 10.7 seconds at 132 mph (212 kph). Flat out, the heavily modified Ford coupe will reach a top speed of more than 200 mph (322 kph).

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F1: Lewis Hamilton re-signs with Mercedes for reported $52 million per year

HOCKENHEIM, Germany — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has finally signed a new contract with Mercedes.

After months of deliberation and stalling, the four-time F1 champion penned a new deal with Mercedes until 2020. No figures were given in a Mercedes statement on Thursday, but it is reportedly estimated at 40 million pounds ($52 million) per year.

Mercedes has won the past four drivers’ and constructors’ championships – with Hamilton clinching three of them – but this season is testing the Silver Arrows team.

Hamilton trails Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel by eight points, and Mercedes is 20 points behind Ferrari in the constructors’ championship.

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