The word ‘Mustang’ is the 16th most popular password on the Internet, beating both ‘Superman’ and ‘Batman’ in popularity according to a new survey.
Undertaken by SplashData, a company which specialises in online management, the survey shows that the Ford Mustang is the only car to appear in the top 25 passwords.
Ford’s all-American muscle car is therefore more iconic than even the world’s finest superheroes, with Superman in 21st place and Batman coming in at a relatively miserable 24th place.
Keith Moss, Ford’s director of cyber security, said: “We’re flattered people want to use ‘Mustang’ as their password, but alone, it just isn’t strong enough to be secure.
“We encourage people to use ‘Mustang,’ but we recommend they strengthen their password by mixing upper and lower case letters, numbers, acronyms and symbols to make it unique.”
Facebook’s most popular car
The Ford Mustang is one of the most popular and instantly-recognisable cars ever built, with more than seven million fans on Facebook, making it the most-liked car in the site’s history.
Not only that, but the model is also the most-desired classic car in Europe according to a survey released in 2013, which showed that nearly 40 per cent of Europeans would like to own one.
Buyers in the UK will be pleased to know, therefore, that the Mustang is now officially available to order in Britain for the first time in its legendary 50-year history.
Priced between £28,995 and £38,495, the Mustang offers a whole lot of power for relatively little cost with a choice of two high-performance engines and an extensive range of modern kit.
Roelant de Waard, Ford Europe’s vice president for marketing, sales and service, said: “There’s never been a better time to introduce this iconic car across Europe.
“All-new Ford Mustang is the most modern, technologically advanced and forward-looking Mustang in the amazing history of the marque.”
Standard kit across the new Mustang range includes 19-inch alloy wheels and automatic xenon headlights in addition to performance touches like racing brakes and a rear diffuser.
Dual-zone climate control is also included as standard, alongside a nine-speaker sound system and Ford’s SYNC 2 infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen and voice-activated controls.
Engine options include a choice of a 2.3-litre version of Ford’s acclaimed EcoBoost or a traditional V8 unit, with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions depending on the engine.
The EcoBoost generates 310bhp with 433Nm of torque, while the massive 5.0-litre V8 offers a monstrous 412bhp with 542Nm of torque available.
Available to order now, the new 2015 Ford Mustang is due to land in dealerships later in the autumn.