Examples from every generation of Mustang since its launch in 1964 converged on Ford’s Lommel Proving Ground in Belgium on September 7, to help set a new world record for the largest number of Mustangs in a parade.
Ford smashed its own record of 960 vehicles, set in Toluca, Mexico on December 3, 2017, with 1326 Mustangs from all over Europe making the pilgrimage to the testing facility. To set the new Mustang parade record, the cars were driven in an uninterrupted convoy with no more than 20 metres between each car. Vehicles and drivers also participated in a special choreography to celebrate Mustang’s 55th anniversary this year.
Watch a video of the Mustang parade – which included a fly-over by a P51 Mustang, the fighter plane that gave its name to the car:
The Lommel Proving Ground
Ford’s Lommel Proving Ground is where the company refines the driving dynamics of its vehicles in Europe. The facility covers an area of 3.22 km² and features 80 kilometres (50 miles) of test track, some of which is designed to simulate public roads, while other tracks feature differing road surfaces enabling engineers to evaluate handling, braking, ride and comfort.
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