Ford Mustang

Official: Ford Mustang is Britain’s favourite performance car

Ford MustangThe Ford Mustang is the most popular high-performance sports coupe on sale in Britain, with year-to-date sales 60% ahead of its nearest rival.

Classed as sports cars boasting 250hp or more, the high performance car sales chart sees Ford beating the Jaguar F-Type, BMW 6 Series and Porsche 911.

Surprisingly, the perennially-popular Audi TT is down in sixth place, behind the Porsche Cayman. That’s probably because most TT sales have less than 250hp: not a problem for the Mustang, which produces 314hp even in ‘standard’ 2.3-litre Ecoboost guise.

The 5.0-litre V8 GT produces 418hp.

70% of all UK Mustang sales are of the V8 engine: understandable, given a list price from £34,995 (the Jaguar F-Type starts at £51,775). The Ecoboost is priced from £30,995, or the same price as a Ford Focus RS.

Since introducing the Mustang to Europe in autumn 2015, Ford has sold 19,500 Mustangs across the region: 4,000 of them are in Britain alone.

Top 10 high performance cars: Jan – June 2016

1: Ford Mustang (2,317 sales)

2: Jaguar F-Type (1,446 sales)

3: BMW 6 Series (1,367 sales)

4: Porsche 911 (1,315 sales)

5: Porsche Cayman (787 sales)

6: Audi TT (778 sales)

7: Porsche Boxster (526 sales)

8: Mercedes-Benz SL (489 sales)

9: Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman (482 sales)

10: BMW i8 (382 sales)

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