RHD_Ford_MustangFord has built the first ever right-hand drive sixth-generation Mustang and is now carrying out final testing of the prototype as the launch of the new 2015 Mustang nears.

The firm will launch the new Mustang in the US this autumn – but by 2015 will be selling it in more than 120 countries worldwide.

More than 25 of these markets will be right-hand drive, including the UK, Australia and South Africa. They will thus officially be getting the Ford Mustang for the first time in the car’s 50-year history.

Ford has sold 9.2 million Mustangs in the US since he car was launched in 1964, compared to 161,000 sold outside of North America. In 2012, revealed the firm, it sold 4000 Mustangs in 35 markets outside the US.

The opportunity to swell global sales of the new 2015 Mustang is thus huge – which is why Ford is eager to carry out detailed development tests on the right-hand drive prototype car.

The new Ford Mustang was recently showcased in Britain at the 2014 Silverstone Classic, where a parade of 160 cars took to the Grand Prix circuit. Ford has not yet revealed prices of the 2015 car but is allowing buyers to register their interest on its UK media site.

The firm opened European preorders for the new Mustang during the Champions League final back in May. 500 cars were allocated, including 130 to the UK. They were all reserved, revealed a spokesman to Motoring Research, in less than a minute…