The company's website has part of its home page dedicated to the 10 million Mustang milestone. So for us, trying to find that extra little bit, we rely on the smart people that work here at Ford and their ingenuity to develop some of the best race cars in the circuit and I think this Mustang will fit that bill.
As the company was keen to point out, the Mustang is the best-selling sports auto of the last 50 years (though it hasn't always been a true sports car) and has been featured in more movies than any other vehicle in the world. Thai-Tang was born in Vietnam and has been closely affiliated with the Mustang and Ford's SVT team for almost 20 years.
The cars actually have some other points in common; both come with a V8 engine and a manual transmission, for example.More news: Jordan Moves To The Palace
The Mustang was first entered in a race in 1964 when it won the Tour de France Automobile, a 4,000 mile, 10-day rally.
"After more than a half-century, it feels great to finally let Mustang run in the top echelon of America's most popular stock vehicle racing series", Thai-Tang concluded.
"Ever since we announced in April that Mustang would be going to the Cup level in 2019, we've heard nothing but positive feedback", said in a statement Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports. Current Ford drivers had nothing but good things to say about the new Mustang. "It's fun to see Mustang in the future on the race track". Its first race was in 1964, when it was a surprise victor of the Tour de France Automobile, a 10-day, 4,000-mile suffer fest. Soon after, it began a racing legacy in SCCA Trans-Am, IMSA, NHRA, Formula Drift and NASCAR Xfinity - NASCAR's second tier series.More news: Tesla shareholder tells IGTV he’s 'not thrilled' about the take-private plan
Ford Performance and the design team's goal was to build a stock auto that remains true to the road car's design but also competitive on the track.
The Mustang will become just the fourth model fielded by the blue oval in the modern era of NASCAR, joining the Thunderbird, Taurus and Fusion. All of the Monster Energy Series Ford drivers - who followed Stewart to the unveiling in production Mustangs - watched with lust in their eyes, pounding in their chests and a little drool on their chins. "Our sport eagerly anticipates the performance, style and fanfare the Mustang will bring to the track each weekend beginning at the 2019 Daytona 500".More news: Bairstow and Woakes put England in strong position