If you dig deep into the Mustang ’s history and pull up the first generation, you will find that it was actually a mid-model-year addition to Ford ’s lineup, which makes it a 1964 1/2 model year. Back then, half-model-year vehicles were not a too rare, like they are today, but it looks as if we are set to see one really soon in the next-gen Mustang .
According to an insider that spoke to the folks over at Mustangs Daily, there will be a limited run of next-generation Mustang’s bearing the 2014 1/2 model year. The insider claims that this is a way for Ford to celebrate the true 50th anniversary of the famed pony car.
According to the report, only 1,000 examples if the 2014 1/2 Mustangs will see production and they will each feature a special VIN and build number to separate them from the 2015 models. With only 1,000 units hitting showrooms at what we assume will be a rather inflated price, this special run of next-gen Mustangs will be an instant collector’s item.
The report also indicates that, despite an anticipated price hike, the 2014 1/2 model will not feature any power upgrades.
If this report proves to be true, then we are likely getting rather close to seeing Ford drop the camo from the Mustang in time to squeeze in for 2014. Stay tuned for more details!
Click past the jump to read about the 2015 Mustang
At this point, all we know about the 2015 Mustang is speculation, hearsay and rumor, as Ford is keeping things pretty well under wraps — start taking notes, GM. We do know that the new `Stang will adopt a new, sleeker look, which is likely to entice European buyers to buy one.
We also know that the Mustang will lose the archaic live rear axle that it has used since the dawn of time, in favor of a new independent suspension system on the rear.
Under the hood remains a total mystery, as we have heard rumors from all sorts of directions. The most intriguing of the rumors is a 350-plus-horsepower four-cylinder engine in the mid-grade `Stang. Rumors have also started up about the Coyote 5.0-liter V-8 jumping to 450 horsepower.