2015 Ford Mustang Breaks Cover +Video

Following a long year of of speculation, the new Ford Mustang was officially revealed on December 5. For those that revel in the comfort of conformity, this new Mustang will taste of bitter nog; a beverage both unfamiliar and foul. For those relishing something fresh, it may prove to be a tasty treat.

With the 2015 Mustang, Ford has officially thrown tradition into the fire. Gone are the solid rear axle and retro-style queues. In their stead, Ford has fused their new global design aesthetic, emphasizing flow, function and fun.

Three engines will be available in the new Pony car: the most interesting are the more powerful 5.0 V8 (420-hp and 390 lb.-ft) and a direct-injection turbo-charged 2.3-liter EcoBoost. Yes, you read that right, the Mustang is going turbo. And not just any turbo, but 305-hp and 300 lb.-ft worth of snail. Of course a V6 will also be available, with 300hp and 270 lb.-ft of torque, but why would anyone pick that one? Probably a solid axle fan.

As noted above, the 2015 Mustang has thrown out the old solid rear axle and instead installed integral-link independent suspension, bringing it up to date with all other sports coupes of the last 10 years. Even the rear knuckles have been updated with aluminum to minimize unsprung mass.

In terms of design, it’s easy to tear it apart as being “too much like the Nissan 370z” or “like a BRZ on steroids,” but both of those complaints are actually quite complementary, since both those cars are also quite nice looking. I do agree the nose is a bit too much like the Fusion, but that’s not horrible, since both are modern Fords, one should expect a trace of similarity.

We’re looking forward to getting some seat time in this new car and hope to have a full report soon. In the meantime, check out the video and enjoy the photos.

12 comments

  1. Dan Buss   •  

    Wow, they really pulled out all the stops for this one. Such a nice looking car, now its just time to drive it to see how it handles.

  2. Nick Mense   •  

    The new Mustang looks pretty smooth. As always Ford does not let down on this iconic model.

  3. Tyra Franklin   •  

    I think this might be my favorite Mustang since the old 60′s fast backs. Its what they remind me of that’s for sure.

  4. Nick Dudaj   •  

    Not sure which I like more the new Mustang or the new Corvette? both did a great job at keeping the classic look while making some very cool updates. The Mustang looks darn good though.

  5. Jerry Pullins   •  

    That is one really go looking car for sure. Wish I had the funds to buy one but at least I can look at pictures.

  6. garry booton   •  

    The new Mustang looks as if it has managed to retain the same level of excellence that we expect from Mustang’s. I read somewhere that the first mustang to be sold is still owned by the same person that bought it 50 years ago.

  7. Randy Welch   •  

    Such a good upgrade. I really like the way the new mustang looks, much like the stangs of the 60′s.

  8. Rich Goellner   •  

    I really think Ford hit a home run with this design. Like Randy says above it echos the 60′s fastbacks which are ionic and so pretty.

  9. Jody Henry   •  

    I have yet to hate a Mustang. This new model looks sleek and makes me think of racing when i see it. Well done Ford.

  10. Gary Bucher   •  

    Ford has done it again with the 2015 Mustang. Way to keep pusing the style forward.

  11. Annie Craven   •  

    Loving this Mustang! So sleek, looks like a ton of fun to drive. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Matt Marinelli   •  

    Annie I agree this mustang looks great! I think the next should be what is under the hood

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