More than 9300 people register for a chance to secure a new Ford Mustang during European football's biggest club competition

More than 9300 people tried to reserve a new Ford Mustang when pre-registrations for the European version of the sports car opened during last weekend's UEFA Champions League Final.

Ford, which is a sponsor of European club football's biggest competition, invited prospective buyers to register online for a chance to reserve one of the first 500 new Mustangs destined for Europe.

Registrations closed when the game between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid ended after 120 minutes of football. Ford reports that it surpassed 500 registrations about 30 seconds after the referee had blown his whistle to start the match in Lisbon.

The new Ford Mustang will be the first ever to be made available across Europe when it goes on sale next year.

Roelant de Waard, vice president, marketing, sales & service, Ford of Europe said: “We knew there was huge excitement building for the new Ford Mustang coming to Europe, but the response during the Champions League final was overwhelming." 

The 500 new Mustangs are allocated across 20 countries, including 130 right-hand-drive cars for United Kingdom. The successful applicants will be notified in the next few weeks, and then each customer will be invited to complete their order at a Ford dealership.

Fastback and convertible models were available with a choice of either the new 305bhp, 300lb ft 2.3-litre four-cylinder Ecoboost engine or the 5.0-litre V8 producing 420bhp and 390lb ft. 

The 500 examples of the Mustang also will offer Ford’s Sync 2 connectivity and navigation system, heated and ventilated seats, park assist, black leather trim, chrome detailing and 19in alloy wheels. 

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28 May 2014
That would be pretty funky. Congrats to Ford for making a right hand version. So better than a P1 in that respect . ahem.

28 May 2014
to be fair, this car is pretty cool. Hmmm, Ford Mustang with 300bhp for 30k or Vauxhall Cascada with 200bhp for 30k? i wonder why there hasn't been an article titled "Vauxhall dealers overwhelmed by orders for new Cascada".

31 May 2014
9300 tried to pre-buy the mighty Mustang in 120 minutes. That's some mighty following - with next to zero publicity.

28 May 2014
is with that mighty V8 would be in my perfect 20 car garage

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28 May 2014
If there are 9300 people wanting a Mustang coupe, makes you wonder how many people would want a Mustang saloon or estate based on the same platform. This could be the start of Ford plugging a gap which it never quite got right with the PAG ventue. Fancy going to your local Ford dealership to pick up a Mustang badged 1-Series rival with rear wheel drive for £17.5k.? Not totally implausible I suspect.

28 May 2014
JIMBOB wrote:
If there are 9300 people wanting a Mustang coupe, makes you wonder how many people would want a Mustang saloon or estate based on the same platform. This could be the start of Ford plugging a gap which it never quite got right with the PAG ventue. Fancy going to your local Ford dealership to pick up a Mustang badged 1-Series rival with rear wheel drive for £17.5k.? Not totally implausible I suspect.
All awful suggestions. Putting a Mustang badge on a car does not make it a Mustang. People are not idiots. Well, not all of them.


28 May 2014
Wouldn't they be better waiting till some motoring paps have driven it in RHD?.

Peter Cavellini.

28 May 2014
Peter Cavellini wrote:
Wouldn't they be better waiting till some motoring paps have driven it in RHD?.
Why? Does their opinion matter?


29 May 2014
Winston Churchill wrote: Why?Does their opinion matter,well, yes,yes it does, because for most of us a person who drives and road tests cars for a living will or should have a more informed opinion,i'm not saying we should take every thing they say as Gospel,but, at least you have info so if you do go for a test drive,you can see if you agree or not,still your decision,you don't have to go by some other persons opinion,plus i suppose it's nice to have another unbiased appraisal.

Peter Cavellini.

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29 May 2014
.....I would have agreed with you 20 years ago Peter.... in those days Autocar/Motor wrote detached unbiased reports about vehicles as they came to market giving a fair comparison. Nowadays it seems they have all gone 'Max Power' and the ability to slide/drift is everything, so that they can collect some more "don't I look cool going sideways" pictures to paste on their bedroom wall! Even 4x4's are now rated on their ability to howl around a racing circuit and marked down if they have wallowy suspension or low geared steering....all attributes needed for a 4x4 to perform off road by the way. I am afraid that whilst some of Autocars reports may be entertaining, as a means to judge a cars attributes its pretty useless, I'll make my own mind up by driving the car. The best of Autocars content these days is Hilton & Steve Cropleys industry comment for me.

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