Ford-Mustang-Silverstone-ClassicFord has just four new Mustangs in Europe right now – and one of them is a star attraction at the Silverstone Classic, despite the Commonwealth Games being in full swing.

Ford is car supplier at the Commonwealth Games and senior figures were apparently very keen to see the new 2015 Ford coupe appear there in some form.

However, at Silverstone Classic, a weekend of celebrations to make 50 years of the famous coupe have been planed – and Ford bosses decided that, for the Mustang, the Classic was more important.

It duly arrived there at the 11th hour on Friday morning, after a last-minute cross-content dash in a car transporter to get it there on time.

“It’s been a huge effort to get the Mustang here,” a Ford insider told us, “but we felt we simply had to have it here to join in the Mustang anniversary celebrations.”

Mustang: leading the cavalcade

The new Mustang is going to play a key role in the 50th birthday bash at Silverstone Classic, too: it will lead the 160-car cavalcade on Saturday afternoon, joining immaculate heritage models from members of the Mustang Owners Club.

“There won’t be any cheeky preview rides though,” added our insider. “We’re under strict instructions not to let anyone in it, and it must be kept locked at all times.” This, apparently, is a very early final prototype car and Ford is eager to make sure nobody’s put off by something that’s not yet production-standard.

Not that any of the thousands at Silverstone Classic are likely to be disappointed by Ford’s efforts, though. After all, it’s not often you get to report ‘Silverstone Classic 1, Commonwealth Games 0’…