The best way to validate the existence of the Ford Mustang is to offer it for sale in a land where it shouldn’t be popular.
The Mustang, of course, has been a hot seller for as long as it’s been on the market in the United States. In the past, however, foreign markets have seen it as an outdated and mechanically inferior excuse for a sports car. It’s a car that was built for straight-line acceleration and paled in comparison to true sports cars, most of which hailed from Germany.
Now, though, the car has a true independent rear suspension and can hold its own against any other sports car, no matter where it’s from.
Ford felt like it had something special with the latest Mustang and decided to roll it out in the country famous for producing Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi. Surely, if it could sell there, it could sell anywhere in the world.
The Germans, though, would have a superiority complex and shun the Mustang, right?
Not so much.