We’re only a few months away from seeing Ford dealerships packed with 2015 Mustangs , but the Blue Oval automaker is still trying to keep some of the essentials in the vault. Luckily enough, it’s not really working, as more and more details continue to leak out. Less than a month ago, for instance, we got a taste of the pony’s options, packages and their pricing via the first major 2015 Mustang leak . Now we’re about to have a look at the vehicle’s ordering guide, which sheds even more light on what customers will be able to have their Mustang fitted with once it goes on sale.
The guide is quite extensive and consists of 21 pages, but we’re already familiar with some of its content, like standard features, colors and what packages each trim level can be equipped with. New on the sheet, however, are the contents of the Performance Package that can be had with both the EcoBoost and the GT models.
For $1,995 — as it was revealed by the previous drip — the bundle will add goodies such as a larger radiator and rear sway bar, heavy-duty front springs, larger brake rotors, 19-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels and a spoiler delete. Additionally, the pony will benefit from a unique chassis tuning and calibration.
Moving over to the Mustang GT, the package will bring most of the features and tweaks from the EcoBoost plus 3.73 Torsen limited-slip differential, a strut tower brace, a K Brace and Brembo six-piston front brakes, the latter only available on vehicles selected with a manual transmission. For the GT, the Performance Package is priced at $2,495.
You might also be interested in having a look at the five wheel designs that Ford will be offering. They all come in 19-inch sizes, but feature different twin-spoke styling and a multi-spoke design. None of them, however, are available as standard and require a Performance Package or a 50 Years Appearance Package.
You’re probably wondering why we’ve been talking about all of the above and haven’t said anything about performance specs. Well, the order guide doesn’t list any of them, with the respective sections being marked as TBA. Looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer to find out more about horsepower, torque and 0-to-60 mph times. Make sure you stick around, ’cause we’ll be back as soon as we lay our eyes on them.
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Why It Matters
Now that we know what the Performance Package adds to the 2015 Mustang, it’s safe to assume customers will get quite a lot for their hard-earned bucks. And this can only strengthen our belief that Ford will keep the pony affordable to the average Joe, with a V-6 priced below $24,000 and a GT just under $33,000.
The Ford Mustang entered a completely new era with the sixth-generation model, which is by far the most technologically advance pony to come out of Dearborn. Unlike previous models, the 2015 Mustang will take the streets (and the track) with an independent rear suspension and a line-lock system that allows drivers to perform burnouts without ruining the car’s clutch.
In addition to keeping the familiar V-6 and Coyote V-8 engines, the new Mustang also marks the return of the four-cylinder in the shape of a 2.3-liter unit that benefits from Ford’s proven EcoBoost technology. The engine will slot between the traditional powerplants and will most certainly become very popular in Europe and other markets where high displacement units are subjected to high taxation.