Production of the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang got underway today at Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. That means the cars will soon be heading out to dealers, where you’ll finally be able to book a test drive. Sales of the 2015 Mustang commence this fall but the very first Mustang GT has already been bought—selling for $300,000 at a charity auction back in January.
It’s been a long wait for this day, as Ford first showed off the sixth-generation Mustang as far back as December 2013. Since then the car has been paraded at events all over the country, including its 50th birthday bash back in April. In commemoration of the milestone, each 2015 model will be adorned with a badge on the instrument panel that includes the galloping pony logo and the words “Mustang – Since 1964.” For a few lucky buyers, there will also be a special 50 Year Limited Edition model.
The Flat Rock plant only started building the Mustang in 2005. Last year it celebrated the construction of its one millionth Mustang, and with the arrival of the sixth-generation model, which will be sold all over the globe for the first time, we’re sure that many more milestones will be reached in the near future. The facility, which is also responsible for the Fusion, has approximately 3,000 employees working two shifts at full line speed.
The new Mustang goes on sale in three trim levels initially: Mustang V6, Mustang EcoBoost and Mustang GT. The Mustang V6 is fitted with a 300-horsepower 3.7-liter V-6 and is priced from $24,425 with shipping. The Mustang EcoBoost gets a 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine good for 310 hp and will set you back $25,995. Finally, the Mustang GT continues with a 5.0-liter V-8, this time rated at 435 hp. It has a $32,925 price tag.
Next year we can look forward to the first high-performance variant, which is being built by the SVT division and is rumored to be called a Mustang GT350.