2015 Ford Mustang Underwent Extreme Aerodynamic Testing for Maximum Effectiveness
Knowing the technology that goes behind the development of a car like the 2015 Ford Mustang is important to understand why the car is what it is: a powerful piece of American engineering designed to thrill Mustang aficionados young and old. One of the more important elements about the development of the Mustang outside of its performance numbers is in the aerodynamic front, something Carl Widmann, the Mustang’s Aerodynamics Manager, touched on in this video.
The Mustang might look like an aggressively-designed muscle car that pays homage to its sporty spirits, but it’s no accident why the car was built that way. Take for instance the Mustang’s sharp nose, which Widmann describes as "forward-facing," allowing it to trap the flow of the air as it goes across the top, thus improving the car’s aerodynamic functionality.
If you’ve ever wondered why the Mustang can perform the way that it does in a seemingly uninhibited fashion, the answer lies in its aerodynamic features. It might be too complicated to understand for some people, but once you watch this video of Widmann describing the innovation in all its glory, you’ll begin to understand that the start and end of aiming for aerodynamic tightness is tantamount to building the perfect performance vehicle.
Click past the jump for the video and more details on the 2015 Ford Mustang.
We received the first details on the 2015 Ford Mustang back in December, and a month after that, the all-new muscle car was finally unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. To no one’s surprise, the iconic muscle car features an all-new design language and updated interior with an aviation-inspired cockpit.
The interior has been completely reworked, but the iconic styling still remains. A new suite of infotainment gadgetry and electronics helps push the 2015 Mustang into the future and makes it more competitive in its segment, a very important characteristic considering its competing against some known heavyweights in the segment.
The new Mustang will be offered with a choice of three engines: an all-new fuel-efficient 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine delivering around 305 horsepower, a 3.7-liter V-6 engine with at least 300 horsepower and a more powerful 5.0-liter V-8 engine with at least 420 horsepower.
Pricing has not been announced as of this writing, but expect to see the numbers sooner than later.