Since its introduction in 1964, the Mustang has since been the beating heart of Ford’s (NYSE:F) all-encompassing lineup. While General Motors aims to take on the global super car segment with the Chevy Corvette, Ford has been content with largely keeping the fight domestic, taking on rivals such as the Challenger, Camaro, and back in the day, the GTOs, Rebels, Grand Nationals of the world.
Ford’s commitment to its famed pony car has resulted in the masterpiece that we know today. Now packing a new turbocharged engine option, its (some say overdue) independent rear suspension and more tech than ever been seen before in a Mustang, the 2015 model is bringing the nameplate into a new era.
It addition to being the most advanced, the best-handling, and the fastest that the base-model Mustangs have ever been, the cars will also be enjoying the global spotlight more than ever. To commemorate such a milestone, and with some help from some guys at the company, we’ve taken a look at some of the fastest Mustangs produced over the years in Ford factories for street driving (excluding race-tuned cars, third-party modified vehicles, and concepts). Check out the fifteen beasts we found after the jump.