Mustangs as far as the eye can see. It happened this past weekend in Europe, at Ford’s Lommel Proving Ground in Belgium, resulting in a world record for the largest number of Mustangs in a parade: 1,326 vehicles.
In order for things to be official, the cars had to be driven in an uninterrupted convoy with no more than 20 meters (65 feet) between each ‘Stang. The previous record was set in Toluca, Mexico on December 3, 2017 and stood at 960 vehicles.
The event also included a fly-over by a P51 Mustang fighter plane, the one who “lent” Ford its moniker all those decades ago.
Also, here’s an interesting little statistic regarding Ford and Belgium, as more Mustangs are sold there per head than in any other country in Europe. In the first half of this year, 5,500 units were sold on the Old Continent – a 3.7% increase compared to the first half of 2018.
Meanwhile, the Lommel Proving Ground is where the Blue Oval makes sure its vehicles rise to the standards of European buyers. The facility has an area of 3.22 km² and boasts 80 km (50 miles) of track. Over 100 staff members from the facility were on hand to make sure that the record-breaking attempt went smoothly.
Ford currently sells its Mustang in 20 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland.
In Britain, the Mustang kicks off from £37,685 ($46,563) if you opt for the 2.3 EcoBoost model, whereas the V8 GT version and Bullitt cost upwards of £42,810 ($52,895) and £48,210 ($59,567) respectively.