Ford has set a new world record for the most Mustangs in the one place at the one time.

Cars from every generation converged from all over Europe — yes, Europe, not the United States — on Ford’s Lommel Proving Ground in Belgium on Septmber 7 to set the a new milestone which now stands at 1326 cars.

The previous record of 960 vehicles was set in Toluca, Mexico on December 3, 2017.

Interestingly, more Mustangs are sold in Belgium per head than any other country in Europe, making Ford’s Lommel Proving Ground the ideal location for the world record attempt.

Now in its 55th year of production, Mustang was the world’s best-selling sports coupe for the fourth year in a row in 2018.

Sales have continued rising in the first half of 2019, which saw 5500 sales in Europe — a 3.7 per cent increase compared with the same period last year.

Ford’s Lommel Proving Ground is where the company refines the sustainability, technology and driving dynamics of its vehicles in Europe. The facility covers an area of 3.22 km² and features 80 kilometres (50 miles) of track, some of which is designed to simulate public roads, while other tracks feature differing road surfaces enabling engineers to evaluate handling, braking, ride and comfort.

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Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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