Ford Mustang R-SPEC Build #001
PRESS RELEASE MELBOURNE, 22 January 2020 -The first Ford Mustang R-SPEC has been completed ahead of the special-edition model's arrival in Ford showrooms Australia-wide. With a strictly limited run of 500 units, the Mustang R-SPEC is the result of a collaboration between Ford Australia and Herrod Performance, and brings Australian customers a Ford dealer network backed, supercharged Mustang for the first time in history. Build #001, finished in the new MY2020 Grabber Lime heritage paintwork, has been officially signed off as the first completed Mustang R-SPEC ready for delivery.
"It's so great to be here with Rob and the team with the Mustang R-SPEC Build #001 - it has been a passion project for us all," said Kay Hart, President and CEO, Ford Australia and New Zealand. "It's fantastic to be able to celebrate with the team that has worked so hard to reach this milestone, enabling us to bring a supercharged Mustang to Australian customers."
In addition to the fitment of Ford Performance and Herrod Performance components, including a Ford Performance supercharger, the Mustang R-SPEC is distinguished by a series of unique exterior design and interior elements. Every example will be individually numbered and badged, and offered exclusively with a driver-focused, six-speed manual and fastback body-style.
"This is a very special day, and the result of a huge team effort," said Rob Herrod, Managing Director, Herrod Performance. "The Mustang R-SPEC is something that we're very proud of, and we're humbled by the passion and enthusiasm for the car since we showed it late last year, and had the great Dick Johnson himself drive around Mount Panorama, Bathurst."
The Mustang R-SPEC customer will benefit from Ford's Australia-wide dealer network, along with Ford Service Benefits that includes the Service Loan Car Program, Auto Club Membership, including Roadside Assistance, SYNC 3i infotainment system, including satnav map updates. Ford is also offering the $299* maximum service price payable for a standard A scheduled service for up to 24 months or 40,000kms (whichever comes first) at participating Ford Dealers.
"We've worked together to ensure that we have a consistent product that delivers a driving experience that meets the expectations of a factory-delivered product," said Rob Herrod. "The R-SPEC has to be great to drive, as well as delivering the added power and creaminess of the supercharger - it's what customers expect, and what we have worked on as a team to deliver."
The Mustang R-SPEC will be available through Ford Australia dealerships in early 2020.
i Not all SYNC® 3 features are compatible with all phones. For compatibility, see ford.com.au/sync. ii Available on 2020MY Mustang R-SPEC vehicles first purchased by a Private or Blue Fleet customer. Offer valid for 24 months or 40,000km (whichever occurs first) commencing on the date of delivery to original owner. ‘A Scheduled Service Items’ (and ‘Additional Scheduled Maintenance Items’) are set out in the Customer Assistance and Warranty Guide with the vehicle. See www.ford.com.au/service/t-and-c for full terms.