Attempts to compare a sports car like a Ford Mustang with a Porsche 911 seem pretty unfair in view of the fact that they don’t exactly compete in the same segment. How can a Ford match up to a Porsche?
Then there’s also the argument that the Mustang should never be considered a sports car, but we’re not going to get into any of that right now.
It has simply come to be that the Mustang has been lumped together with the likes of the Porsche 911 and Audi TT when it first sailed over to Europe two years back, so we’ll just play along.
Anyway, the news is that the Dearborn pony has finally overtaken the Porsche 911 in terms of sales at the Old Continent – and only barely so. By the end of September, there had been 12,694 units of the Mustang sold in Europe, compared to 12,607 units of the 911.
But it’s worth noting that the 911 is considerably pricier than the Mustang, otherwise there wouldn’t even be a contest; though of course price shouldn’t be the only consideration in regard to sales: the BMW 6-Series is more affordable than the 911, yet it managed only 4,517 sales in the same period.
The more appropriate competitor to the Mustang, at least when it comes to price, would be the Audi TT which is currently the top-selling sports car in Europe. Through September this year, it has amassed a total 17,030 sales.