Mustang Beats F-Type and Porsche 911 to Lead UK High Performance Car Sales
The Ford Mustang is now the UK’s most popular high-performance sports coupe, ahead of competitors from Porsche, BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes. Figures for sports cars with 247 bhp or more put the Mustang at the front of the pack from January to July 2016.
Since Ford started taking orders in January 2015, the Mustang has topped 4,000 sales to date, with total 2016 registrations at 2,317, so far. This puts the Mustang comfortably at the top of the table against rivals, the closest being the Jaguar F-Type with 1,446.
Top 10 247 BHP+ Performance Vehicles (YTD July 2016) –
- Ford Mustang (2,317)
- Jaguar F-Type (1,446)
- BMW 6 Series (1,367)
- Porsche 911 (1,315)
- Porsche Cayman (787)
- Audi TT (778)
- Porsche Boxster (526)
- Mercedes SL (489)
- Porsche 718 (482)
- BMW i8 (382)
The current split in sales across models shows that 70 per cent of customers specified the 5.0-litre V8 engine, with the remaining 30 per cent favouring the 2.3-litre EcoBoost. Total customer orders for the Mustang in Europe now stand at more than 19,500 since the car was launched in the third quarter of 2015.