Forty-five years after he introduced the original Ford Mustang at a press conference at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, auto industry visionary Lee Iacocca announced a new version of the famous muscle car – the Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang.
Only 45 of the special silver Iacocca Silver Edition Mustangs will be built.
Nearly two years in the making, the Iacocca Silver Edition Mustang is a collaborative effort by Iacocca, designer Michael Leone, and Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters.
“Once in a while a car comes along that changes everything, and that was the original Mustang,” said Iacocca.
Built on a 2009 Mustang platform with a quick-shifting 5-speed manual transmission, two power plant options will be offered - a normally-aspirated 4.6-litre Ford V8 rated at 320 horsepower, and a supercharged version that delivers 400 horsepower.
A Ford Racing Handling Package adds firmer springs and re-valved shock absorbers. A 14-inch Ford Racing Braking Package is optional.
Inside the silver Mustang, Iacocca Diamond Design leather seats with embroidery stitching, an Iacocca signature dash plaque with serial number, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with “I” badge, and Iacocca-badged aluminum door sill plates exude luxury.
The price is yet to be announced.