After a long wait, Ford finally revealed the 2015 Mustang to the world on the December 5, 2013. This time, Ford is going global with the Mustang making it available in multiple markets outside of the U.S.
Currently just a prototype, the 2015 Ford Mustang is not expected to arrive in showrooms anytime soon. That said, the first prototypes have been traveling the globe showcasing all that’s new about the pony car.
The 2015 Ford Mustang GT recently payed a visit to Jay Leno’s Garage. Starting with the Mustang 1, Ford embarked on a journey that created an world famous icon. The first production Mustang with chassis no. 0001 was also at Jay’s garage accompanied by the then CEO of Ford Motor Co.
A good history lesson then, before the 2015 Mustang rolled in and along came the Mustang Chief Engineer who worked on the project. This being a pre-production prototype, Jay did not get to drive it, though.
However, he did get the opportunity of cranking-up the 5.0-liter V-8 engine. And doesn’t she sound like sweet music.
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The new Ford Mustang is built from the ground up to be a sophisticated muscle car for the new age. Gone is the ancient live axle, replaced with independent suspension at all four corners. The suspension has been designed specifically for the car.
The engine is a revised version of the 5.0-liter V-8 naturally aspirated. The engine now produces more power and torque than before and yet consumes less fuel while doing so. That having said, Ford will be re-tuning the engine to a much higher specification on the production model.
The company does not want to disclose the final output of the engine as of now, it seems. Also, Ford will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mustang. They do seem to have planned something big for the occasion and obviously would like to keep it a secret until the last moment.
Moving on, the interior of the new Mustang keeps true to its traditions with the double brow on the dashboard and twin-barrel instrument cluster. The materials used are much more upmarket. All Mustangs will have key less go and automatic transmissions will have paddle shifts with rev match.
The Mustang GT gets nice and sporty Recaro seats. As part of the sport package, two more dials for oil temperature and boost are provided in the middle of the dashboard. More enthusiastic drivers would have the option of a 6-speed manual as well.
To sum up, the 2015 Ford Mustang isn’t just an American muscle car. It will be a global phenomenon this time around and has been designed keeping in mind the prospective customers spread across the globe. This means, you get more tech, better quality materials, sophisticated drivetrain and handling and much more.