There has been a lot of talk about the upcoming, high-performance version of the sixth-generation Mustang . Heck, we’ve even had numerous videos and spy shots to keep us excited about the next muscle car to come out of Dearborn. With most details still under wraps, the next performance Mustang is more about rumors than facts. Will it come with a GT350/GT500 badge like the fifth-gen Shelbys or is the SVT making a comeback? Or maybe we’ll be getting both, with one to act as a competitor for the track-prepped Camaro Z/28 ?
Whatever the case, it seems the GT350 is one of those high-performance Mustangs under development, as revealed by a leaked image showing the vehicle’s badge.
The emblem surfaced the Interwebz on an info sheet published by Mustang6g. The file also includes the "5.0" badge that appears on the GT model, along with the familiar stallion insignia. Judging by the codes coming with the "5.0" and "GT350" badges, both are intended to be used as fender emblems. What’s more, the "GT350" uses the same font seen on previous Shelby GT350 models, although the layout has been redesigned. This means the upcoming GT350 will no longer wear the Cobra badge seen in the fifth-generation models. The previous GT350 was introduced in 2011 and discontinued after the 2013 model year.
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Why It Matters
Well, this pretty much settles it. We’re getting a brand-new GT350. That’s not to say an SVT is out of the question, but the GT350 has just become more than just a rumor. The previous GT350 was quite the impressive machine, and considering the many upgrades and the independent rear suspension that come with the 2015 Mustang, the upcoming vehicle will definitely take things up a notch. Expect it to break cover in 2015 with a host of engine and chassis upgrades.
The Ford Mustang was completely redesigned for the 2015 model year, receiving a brand new exterior, a reworked cabin, and numerous technological updates, including an independent rear suspension. Three engines are available, starting with the proven, 3.7-liter V-6 unit and ending with the range-topping, 5.0-liter V-8. An all-new, 2.3-liter EcoBoost motivates the mid-range trim.
The six-banger is rated at 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, while the turbocharged four-pot makes 310 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of twist. The mighty Coyote V-8 now cranks out 435 ponies and 400 pound-feet of torque, a 15-horsepower and 10-pound-feet improvement over 2014.
Pricing for the 2015 Mustang begins from $23,600 for the V-6 model and from $25,170 for the EcoBoost. The GT model retails from $32,100.