2014 promises to be a big year for muscle car fanatics. With the 50th anniversary of the Mustang coming April 17, Ford is preparing to mark the occasion with the launch of an all-new version of its signature pony car. This latest generation — the sixth — promises to break with the current retro-inspired styling in favor of a more contemporary look and feel. Though we don't yet have the exact specifications for the 2015 Mustang, no shortage of ink has been spilled in theorizing about what Ford has in store.
For many, the biggest measure of the success or failure of the new Mustang will be what's under the hood. For better or worse, it seems as though, in this regard, there will be little change from the status quo. Rumored to be included in the upcoming Mustang is the 5.0L Coyote V8 currently available in the Mustang GT and the 3.7L V6 of the 2014 base model. An all-new turbocharged 4 cylinder will also be available, which will offer more power than the base V6 and better fuel economy than the Coyote.
Steering and Suspension
Pony fans all over the world have been salivating over the possibility that the 2015 Mustang will finally see Ford's signature muscle car equipped with an independent rear suspension. All evidence suggests this to be the case, as multiple media sources are confirming an IRS is definitely in the cards for 2015. In addition, steering and braking are also due for an overhaul, and Ford engineers have boasted shaving over 400 lbs off the current curb weight of 3501 lbs.
Unsurprisingly, there has yet to be any concrete confirmation on pricing for the 2015 Mustang. Because one of the stated aims of the redesign is to appeal to younger drivers, a lower price point seems possible. However, if the 2015 achieves the performance gains Ford is boasting, it will require the use of high tech materials and other expensive components likely to jack up the price beyond the reach of younger buyers. Even with a modest price increase, if Ford can achieve the whispered-about 500 hp on premium versions of the 2015 Mustang, it will likely be the cheapest member of the 500 club currently on the market.
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It won't be long before we start to get more concrete information about 2015 Mustang specifications. As always, keep checking the CJ Pony Parts blog for the latest information.