In January of this year, Ford began taking orders for the right-hand-drive versions of the 2016 Ford Mustang from customers in the U.K. Customers have a choice between the fastback and convertible versions. Available engines include the 2.3-liter, turbocharged Ecoboost that is good for 312 PS (312 horsepower,) or the 5.0-liter, V-8 that pushes 416 PS (410 horsepower.) The same engines are available in the U.S. but offer 310 horsepower and 435 horsepower, respectively. The 3.7-liter V-6 has yet to be offered on the European models, and only two transmissions are offered – the six-speed automatic with paddle controls or a six-speed manual.

European customers seem to have good taste; 80 percent of those who have ordered a Mustang have opted for the fastback body style. Furthermore, 70 percent have opted for the 5.0-liter, and 55 percent have chosen the six-speed manual transmission. Colorwise, Race Red (or as I like to call it “Pull Me Over Red”) is the No.1 choice, followed by Magnetic Silver and Shadow Black. Deep Impact Blue pulls 4th place in color selection, with Tripple yellow coming in last. More than 75 percent of purchasers have opted for Ebony Black interior. A Custom Pack is also offered on the Mustang, which has been ordered by more than 50 percent of customers so far. It includes navigation, heated and cooled seats, alloy wheels and a 12-speaker, Shaker Pro audio system. Four-cylinder models start out at £29,995, while V-8 models start off at £33,995. Both include a Thatcham Category One alarm system as standard equipment.

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Why it matters

So there you have it – If you live in the U.K., you too can experience having a small chunk of American baddass. Not that it is necessarily a bad thing, and hey, they are built here in the U.S. at the Flatrock Assembly Plant in Michigan, so that is good for us. Going with the Fastback equipped with the V-8 and a six-speed manual is the right move, if you’re going to own a Mustang. For those of you who haven’t ordered one, expect to see a bunch of red Mustangs with a V-8 rumble and loud, obnoxious music roaming around.

Don’t worry, you’ll get used to it.

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Press Release

BRENTWOOD, Essex, UK, August 24, 2015 – Almost 2,000 Ford Mustang orders have been taken in the UK since January as the first right-hand drive cars begin to roll off the production line at Flatrock Assembly Plant in Michigan, North America.

The Ford Mustang – introduced in the U.S. more than 50 years ago – has excited fans across the globe, but has never been available to order with right-hand drive, until now. The first UK customer deliveries are expected from November, with extra supply secured to meet the greater than expected demand.

So far, 80 per cent of UK customers have opted for the fastback body style over the convertible and 70 per cent have specified the 416PS 5.0-litre V8 engine over the more fuel-efficient 317PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine. Mustang’s six-speed manual transmission is the slightly more popular choice (55 per cent) over the six-speed automatic, which comes with sporty SelectShift paddle control.

Over half of UK Mustangs have been specified with the Custom Pack which includes satellite navigation, a Shaker Pro 12-speaker audio system, heated and cooled front seats, a rear view camera, Luster Nickel silver alloy wheels and extra chrome detailing on fastback models.

Race Red is the most-popular exterior colour among UK buyers, with 23 per cent of Mustang orders. Magnetic Silver and Shadow Black are joint second choice with 16.1 per cent each and Deep Impact Blue (10.7 per cent) and Triple Yellow (8.6 per cent) complete the top five. Ebony Black is the top pick for interior colour, selected by more than 75 per cent of customers.

The right-hand drive Mustang is available to order in the UK from £29,995 (EcoBoost) and £33,995 (V8) and features a Thatcham Category One alarm as standard.

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