The Ford Mustang is one of the most recognizable cars on American roads. Its unique design means that if you spotted a Mustang, you’d know it. The Mustang is also a significant part of American pop culture. It’s synonymous in movies with daredevil speedsters, as can be seen from classics like the Fast & Furious franchise, Transformers, and lots more. The 1960s were a golden age for Ford as they produced Mustang designs that formed the backbone of the brand until today. Some of those vintage Mustangs models still draw breath from bystanders until this day. Here are some of the best mustangs to have graced American roads:
Ford Mustang Bullitt
Originally released as the 1968 GT350 Fastback, this beauty gained popularity after it got featured in Steve McQueen’s 1968 movie named Bullitt. It quickly came to be recognized as one of the best Mustangs ever made, earning the nickname ‘Bullitt.’
The first ‘original’ Bullitt was released in 2001. Its earth green exterior and the powerful GT350 engine make this a classic we’ll never forget. Ford has continued to release different iterations of the Bullitt, showing just how great the original was.
Ford Mustang Boss
In 1969, Ford released three spectacular Mustang models under the name Boss. The 302 was the first of the three, followed by the 351, and then the 429. The exterior body cladding previously associated with the brand was removed, and the design was adjusted to give a sporty look that won over many fans.
The Mustang Boss Models were built for speed. All three models consistently came out top in most rankings of the fastest Mustangs. The GT429’s V8 engine could produce a fantastic 375 hp.
Ford Shelby Mustang GT500
Perhaps the most popular vehicle in the Mustang line, the GT500 was released in 1967. It came with a 428-inch V8 engine that allowed it to reach remarkable speeds.
Fondly known as Eleanor, the GT500 appeared in the 2000’s movie “Gone in Sixty Seconds,” featuring Nicholas Cage.
Ford Mach 1
Although all mustangs on this list are notable mentions for the fastest Mustangs made, the Mach 1 is in a class of its own. It was made with three types regular V8 engines and a 428-cubic inch Cobra Jet that made it an elite performance car.
In 1971’s James Bond installment, “Diamonds Are Forever,” Sean Connery drives a red Ford Mach 1 around Las Vegas. It`s testament to the sheer badassery of this car.
Ford Shelby Mustang GT350
The second member of the Shelby line to make this list, the Shelby GT350 was released before the GT500. It’s one of the most recognizable and iconic mustangs of all time. It’s a fixture at every year’s Trans-Am racing.
The GT350 made notable appearances in movies like Tom Cruise’s “War of Worlds” and Pierce Brosnan’s 1999 classic, “The Thomas Crown Affair.”
Revology Cars have been bringing back some of these classics to our roads as modern remakes. Driving a Ford is part of the American experience, and everyone should have a chance to know how that feels.