The Ford Mustang recently made the jump across the ocean with the all-new version of the iconic model debuting in Europe. Over 21,000 Ford Mustang units have been sold in Europe, and there are two countries in particular that have really taken to the model. Over half of the Ford Mustang European sales were accounted for by Britain and Germany – perhaps not the likeliest countries to have fallen hard for an American muscle car, although anyone who has driven the newest Ford Mustang can understand the appeal. But there’s another country that, while it accounts for fewer sales, has shown even more enthusiasm for the recently arrived sports car.

As it turns out, drivers in Belgium adore the new Ford Mustang. Indeed, Belgium has a higher proportion of Ford Mustang owners than any other country in Europe. Over 1,600 models have been sold to Belgian fans, a high number for one of Europe’s smaller countries. But for those who already know about Belgium’s love for fast cars, this will come as no surprise. The country is home to one of the first Formula One racetracks, and the highly successful racer Jacky Ickx, who even raced in a Ford GT-40 once.

For a long-time Ford dealer, the Belgian and European response to the Ford Mustang is no surprise. The model is sure to attract car enthusiasts wherever it goes, and many European drivers have even formed clubs and meet-ups for fans of the Ford Mustang. Here in the United States, we’ve been lucky enough to have a 50+ year history with the iconic Ford Mustang, and we’re looking forward to fifty more years of strength, style, and excitement. Visit us at O’Brien Ford of Shelbyville today to see what has European fans so enthusiastic with a test drive of the 2017 Ford Mustang. Louisville, Lawrenceburg, and Frankfort drivers will easily see what European drivers are so excited about.