Sales of Ford performance vehicles are on-track to reach a record high this year, with more than 200,000 global sales projected by the end of 2016 – almost twice as many sales as were seen just three years ago.
It’s primarily younger, more affluent buyers driving sales of Ford performance vehicles, says the automaker, including the Fiesta ST, Focus ST, Focus RS, and Mustang. The latter was the best-selling sportscar in the world in 2015, moving in numbers of about 140,000, and Ford says demand for the Shelby GT350 and GT350R models is so high that the car is already sold out for the 2017 model year.
Likewise, the new Ford Focus RS is sold out in every region worldwide.
“Ford’s commitment to performance leadership continues, with Ford on track to deliver 12 new performance vehicles promised by the end of the decade,” says Ford Performance Global Director Dave Pericak. The collection of one-dozen Ford Performance vehicles promised includes the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, due out in the fourth quarter of this year, and the new Ford GT supercar, also scheduled to begin shipment before the end of 2016.