When Lee Iacocca, the former vice president of Ford, set out to design an economical car that could provide performance without sacrificing utility, he probably didn’t expect to make one of the most successful vehicles in the American market. With over 48 years of successful production, the Mustang has become synonymous with the Ford nameplate. Check out this infographic and meet the classic muscle car that single-handedly spurred on the pony car movement.
Between tightening emissions and fuel economy restrictions, the days of high-compression, big-block production V8s are long gone. However, that hasn’t prevented Ford from continuing the Mustang legacy. Its form may have changed radically over the years, but the Mustang retains its reputation as an affordable, all-American performance tuner and continues to be one of the most popular cars sold at Ford dealerships across the nation.