It may be entering its middle age, but there appears to be plenty of life left in Ford's 55-year-old Mustang "pony car."
Marking the anniversary of the coupe's original debut at the 1964 New York World's Fair, the automaker is laying claim to being the world's best-selling sports car, besting competitors as diverse as the Chevrolet Camaro and BMW Z4, with global sales last year totaling 113,066.
And Ford is hoping to retain its lead by continuing to not only update the Mustang but by adding an array of new variants. That includes the EcoBoost High-Performance Package that is making its debut Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show.
"We broke the mold when Ford launched the Mustang 55 years ago," said Jim Farley, Ford's president of global markets. With the HPP model joining other recent upgrades, including the Mustang Shelby GT500, he added, it's "no wonder it's the most popular sports coupe in the world."