Ford finally started selling iconic Mustang in Europe starting in the 2014. Buyers ...
Ford finally started selling iconic Mustang in Europe starting in the 2014. Buyers in places like the U.K. were thrilled, but the Ford Mustang they get has some pretty significant changes compared to the U.S. model.
Though the looks are largely the same, there are the bunch of minor details that vary from continent to continent. The taillight lenses, and red on the U.S. spec model, are clear plastic with the red illumination on European Mustangs. The hood vents on the domestic vehicle are absent on the overseas version due to pedestrian safety legislation. Some side reflectors are differently colored, the door mirrors are actually larger on the Euro-spec car thanks to different design and safety laws.
There’s a few mechanical differences between the two vehicles as well. In America, we can option a short, 3.73 final gear ratio to our Mustangs, while the European buyers are stuck with the longer 3.55 ratio.
Our friends in England and other right-hand drive nations make the very particular sacrifice: thanks to different steering packaging requiring different,more restrictive exhaust headers, leading to the loss of 25 horses from the 435-hp 5.0-liter V8.
Well, that’s not all—CarThrottle is here to explain all the big and small changes Ford made to bring the Mustang to the rest of the world.
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