Sixth Generation (2015-onwards)
And here’s where the Mustang really joined the 21st Century. Independent rear suspension only took 51 years to make its way to the Ford Mustang. Possibly it hitched a ride on a tectonic plate undergoing contintental drift, but we digress. This is about as perfect a confluence of Mustang old and new as it’s possible to get, short of a restomod. But let’s not get started on that – Tom Ford materialises out of thin air if you mention restomods too many times. Kind of like Beetlejuice, without Geena Davis. And we’ve found a way to digress again.
Now, in right-hand drive and with something approaching modern components, but finessing the retro-modern styling first introduced by the fifth-gen Stang, the Six is where it’s at. Especially if you get one in Highland Green, with a cue-ball shifter hooked to a six-speed manual. All of the yes, basically.
And, after a bit over five decades in production and six (well, kind of ten, but who’s counting?) generations, Ford sold its ten millionth Mustang. That’s about a 10-to-1 drubbing of the other classic long-lived sports car, the Porsche 911.