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Ford Mustang Named 2016 ‘Women’s Performance Car Of The Year’

The Ford Mustang pony car has just been named 2016 “Women’s Performance Car of the Year.” Ford’s pony car beat out a field of nearly 300 performance-oriented competitors to claim the title.

Honorable mention goes to the all-new Ford Focus RS hot hatch, which lost to the Mustang by a single point.

Women’s Performance Car of the Year is decided by a panel of 17 female judges from 14 different countries. The Women’s World Car of the Year awards are the only automotive awards on the planet decided by an all-woman panel.

“Ford Mustang is surprisingly loved by women who are after a sexy, sporty, masculine car that turns heads,” says Women’s World Car of the Year judge Juliet Potter – an Australian woman who founded in 2000. “Combining the car’s silver-screen celebrity status with real-life practicality, Mustang screams, ‘I am in control!’ and delivers the same behind the wheel with above-average grip and suspension.”

The current, sixth-generation Ford Mustang was introduced for 2015, featuring an independent-rear suspension for the first time in the model’s 50-year history. It’s available with a base 3.7-liter V6, a turbocharged, 2.3L four-cylinder, or a 435-horsepower 5.0-liter V8. A mid-cycle refresh is anticipated for the 2018 model year.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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