Next year Ford is going to celebrate 50th anniversary of his pride. New generation of Mustang will be ready for sale in 2015. However, there is reasonable suspicion that new Mustang won’t be a true pony car. Ford plans to sell this car globally, but in Europe and other parts of the world there aren’t much fans of American muscle cars as in United States. Ford’s engineers were forced to do some crucial changes such as weight reduction which provides better handling. Also, there is whole new chassis with independent rear suspension which will also improve handling, ride comfort and packaging. New model will be about 100 kg lighter than current model. The company is avouching us that traditional, hardcore fans will not be disappointed.
2015 Ford Mustang Changes and Features
The 2015 Mustang has new design, based on Ford’s concept EVO. Designer’s task was pretty much harder and it took more time than they thought. We have information that first proposal was rejected because, Ford’s officials said, it wasn’t “Mustang enough”. That probably means that design was too “European”. Ford decided for no dramatic changes. Maybe the biggest change is on the front end with new headlights. However, Mustang’s signature upright grill remains pretty much the same. Also, there some Viper or Corvette-style changes on the rear and side windows, large vents on the hood which will give more aerodynamic shape.
Inside, Ford will give you chance to choose between modern high tech MyFord Touch interface and old school traditional stereo and HVAC controls. There are some retro details like two tubular gauges, air vents and dashboard. On the other side there are modern details: bunch of buttons, cup holders and speakers.
2015 Ford Mustang Powertrains
Under the hood Ford offers many variants of engines. Basic engines will be same as in current models – 3.7 liter V6 and 5.0 liter V8 “Coyote”. Each of them has same power rating, 305 and 420 horsepower. Also, Ford planes a whole bunch of new engines in next few years. They are planning to offer a four cylinder engine, after a long time. This 2.3 liters twin turbo will producing about 310 hp and will be a good alternative to the base six. This engine could easily be the first option for European customers. New EcoBoost V6 found in the Taurus SHO will probably replace current V6. However, this 3.5 liter 400 hp engine will not be able until 2017. As for transmission, buyer will choose between six speed manual and six speed automatic transmission. Also, Ford is developing a ten speed automatic gearbox, which will be introduced two or three years after launching.
2015 Ford Mustang GT and Shelby
The GTs and Shelby GTs always had special treatment. GT will probably have a boosted Coyote with 500 horsepower. For Shelby ford plans to offer good old Supercharged 5.8 V8 “Trinity” which is able to produce over 660 horses. Also, Ford plans to introduce the first twin turbo engine codenamed “Voodoo”. It will be a V8 in a range of 5.0-5.5 liters with 180-degree crankshaft (Flat-plane) which will produce between 550 and 600. This kind of engines are used in Ferraris models for a long time and also used in later Lotus Esprit. This engine will probably be reserved for 2015 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350.
There is still question about Boss 302 successor. Which engine will power new Boss is still unknown. There are two options – boosted version of Coyote (like previous Boss) or new naturally aspirated version of “Voodoo”. For now, the first option is more certain.
The 2015 Ford Mustang is expected to debut in full in December, prior to an international launch at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2014 and the nameplate’s 50th anniversary in April.
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