SOLID PERFORMER: A whopping 128 new owners took delivery of their new Ford Mustangs in January 2017. Image: QuickPic
Cape Town - The Ford Mustang picked up in January 2017 where it ended 2016: as South Africa's best-selling sports cars.
A pressing economy and a recovering rand all played a part in dismal sales across the new vehicle market, but perhaps the biggest telling sign of this strain can be seen in the sports car category.
The Mustang found a massive 128 new owners; more than four times what the second-placed Porsche 911 achieved on 29! The Porsche Cayman/Boxster sold the third most units on 20.
BMW's electric sports car, the i8, found six new owners, followed by the Nissan GT-R (five owners) in fifth.
The Audi R8 and Ferrari 488 Spider each sold a solitary unit.
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1. Ford Mustang - 128 units
2. Porsche 911 - 29
3. Porsche 718 Cayman/Boxster - 20
4. BMW i8 - 6
5. Nissan GT-R - 5
6. Ferrari 488 Spider - 1
7. Audi R8 - 1