To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, Ford will be parking one of the cars on top of the Empire State Building, according to Fox Business. This is actually something that the car company has done before. In fact, it was a stunt that Ford pulled in order to launch the first version of the Ford Mustang.
Ford, the second-largest automaker in the United States, unveiled a redesigned version of the Mustang last December. The new 2015 model of the Mustang is expected to arrive in showrooms this fall.
Last Tuesday (March 25th), Ford announced that they will be parking a 2015 Mustang convertible on the observational deck of the Empire State Building in New York. They plan to have the car parked there from April 16th until the 17th, which is right before the start of the New York International Auto Show.
Mark Fields, Ford’s chief operating officer said this about the even, “We’re thrilled to be visiting the architectural landmark that has been the heart of the Manhattan skyline for 83 years with the newest generation of the car that is the soul of Ford Motor Company.”
The 2015 Ford Mustang is the most advanced version of the car yet. It offers more advanced driver-assist technology than any other car in its class. The new design of Mustang is fastback and convertible and has a range of available engines, including a new turbocharged EcoBoost® 2.3-liter and an upgraded 5.0-liter V8, which has more than 420 horsepower. The new Mustang also has state-of-the-art connectivity systems, plus it features available track apps, launch control and more.
Of course, there is the problem of actually getting the Mustang all the way up to the 86th floor of the Empire State Building, where the observational deck is located. There is no portable crane able to reach the observational deck and the building’s spire won’t allow for the Mustang to be delivered by helicopter, according to The Auto Channel.
it is the hope of the technicians that they will be able to get the 2015 version up there the same way that the 1965 version was. And how was that? Piece by piece.
There is currently a team working on disassembling a Mustang into sections so it will be able to fit into the Empire State Building’s elevators.
The Mustang was first introduced by Ford on April 17, 1964 at the World’s Fair in New York. The convertible brought to the Empire State Building a year later was a prototype that ended up cut into three main sections, plus the windshield. That was the only way that the Mustang originally made it up to the observational deck.