Seeing as its home to one of the world’s biggest automakers, it goes without saying that the Japanese have a deep understanding of their cars. And yes, that includes American muscles.
So it really isn’t all that surprising to find out that Ford is unveiling a special edition Mustang exclusively for citizens of the Rising Sun. The car is being packaged as the "Mustang V6 Sport Appearance" and comes with a unique color scheme with plenty of added goodies to go with it.
The special Edition Mustang comes in two different color schemes, a "Performance White" version and a more retro-styled "Grabber Blue" paint finish. Both styles offer special pin stripes on both the bonnet, as well as on the side of the car. On top of that, there’s also a rear boot lid spoiler, a set of 18" chromed alloy wheels wrapped in 235/50 R18 tires, and special leather seats on the interior. As for the powertrain, the Mustang V6 Sport Appearance, which comes in both coupe and controvertible versions, boasts of a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 309 horsepower and 279 lb/ft of torque.
As a special edition model, this Mustang will only be limited to 25 units for each body style. The Coupe version retails cheaper than the convertible version: 4.35 million yen to 5.05 million. Taking our calculators, that converts to about $54,250 and $63,000, respectively, which may be pretty steep considering that its American brethren retails for a lot cheaper. The 2012 Mustang 5.0 retails for about half of that price here in the US.
Nevertheless, there’s a price to pay for a premium car, which is exactly what this limited edition Mustang is going to be.