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|Jay Leno Runs down 2015 Mustang and Celebrates 50 Years of Mustang with Lee Iacocca – Video||
By now you have seen the proliferation of the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang ushering in 50 years of the American automotive icon. Jay Leno expands on those expectations and takes us down a memory lane in all-things Mustang with Lee Iacocca, an American legend in the engineering of the Ford Mustang. Additionally, Jay has chief engineer Dave Pericak to help give a full run-down of the 2015 Mustang. The latest Jay Leno’s Garage episode is something you don’t want to miss, especially if you are at all an automotive enthusiast. Check it out in its entirety below and enjoy!
|2015 Ford Mustang Gets Official: w/Images & Video||
The all-new 2015 Ford Mustang claims the title as the most anticipated vehicle of the year and all of the flak leading up to its official reveal has captured an abundance of speculations, spy shots, renderings and rumors. To put things at rest, Ford has official unleashed its sixth generation pony car in full glory to the world.
The 50-year history of the iconic Mustang is catapulted in the new design language borrowing many traits from the long lineage of one of America’s favorite pony cars. The new 2015 Ford Mustang is now available with three different engine choices starting with an all-new inline-4-cylinder 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine (305 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 300 pound-feet of torque between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm) and then the familiar 3.7-liter V6 (300 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque) and powerful 5.0-liter V8 (420 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque).
Other design aspects, mostly as anticipated, have been changed within the new design of the 2015 Ford Mustang featuring a new independent rear suspension, smoother-shifting transmissions (manual and automatic), increased passenger volume (additional leg, shoulder and hip room), smaller steering wheel with a wide array of control buttons for the infotainment system and several active safety features (blind spot information system, cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control).
We welcome you to hit up the full 2015 Ford Mustang press release, images and videos below for additional information. Currently additional specs and pricing information is not available outside of the short-list of specs below.
2015 Ford Mustang Press Release
Ford Mustang Marks 50 Years with All-New Sleek Design, Innovative Technologies and World-Class Performance
All-new sophisticated design clearly inspired by 50 years of Mustang heritage evolved to attract wider array of customers and expand global market availability
Mustang now available with three engines offering a broader power of choice – a more powerful 5.0-liter V8, a 3.7-liter V6 and an all-new fuel-efficient 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine
Mustang sets new performance and dynamics benchmarks for the brand with world-class handling, more precise steering control and enhanced ride comfort
The next chapter in the life of the iconic pony car begins today as the all-new Ford Mustang – loaded with innovative technologies and delivering world-class levels of performance – is simultaneously revealed around the globe in six cities on four continents.
“Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, global product development. “The visceral look, sound and performance of Mustang resonates with people, even if they’ve never driven one. Mustang is definitely more than just a car – it is the heart and soul of Ford.”
Mustang’s impact goes well beyond the 9 million-plus cars sold in its 50 years of continuous production. It has made thousands of appearances in film, television, music and video games, and is the world’s most-liked vehicle on Facebook. For the first time ever, Ford will bring Mustang to customers in key parts of Europe and Asia.
“We crafted this car with the goal of creating a contemporary interpretation of Mustang – an American automotive icon that symbolizes optimism and freedom for millions of people around the world,” said Jim Farley, executive vice president of Ford global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln.
All-new shape, yet unmistakably Mustang
The clean-sheet design of both Mustang fastback and convertible evokes the essential character of the brand, retaining key design elements – including the long sculpted hood and short rear deck – with contemporary execution.
“You only get one chance to make a first impression, and when you see this car you immediately see a Mustang strong and true,” said Moray Callum, Ford executive director, design, The Americas.
Several key design features define the all-new Mustang, including:
– A lower, wider stance with a reduction in roof height, and wider rear fenders and track
– The return of Mustang fastback with a sleeker profile enabled by more steeply sloped windshield and rear glass
– Three-dimensional, tri-bar taillamps with sequential turn signals
– Contemporary execution of the signature shark-bite front fascia and trapezoidal grille
Mustang convertible drivers will appreciate the standard multilayer insulated cloth top that gives the car a more upscale appearance and a quieter cabin. The new top lowers twice as fast as before, and has a sleeker profile when folded for open-air motoring.
The information and controls an active driver needs are all readily accessible in the aviation-inspired cockpit, which is executed with the highest degree of craftsmanship ever found in a Mustang. Large, clear instrumentation puts vehicle information right in front of the driver in the roomier cabin, while improved ergonomics and tactile switches and knobs provide better control. The added width and a new rear suspension contribute to improved shoulder and hip room for passengers, and a more usefully shaped trunk can accommodate two golf bags.
The Mustang experience
The way Mustang looks, drives and sounds is key to the visceral experience that makes drivers just want to get in and hit the road. With more options to choose from, there is a Mustang to fit any lifestyle. The upgraded V6 and V8 are joined by an all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine that brings state-of-the-art technology to Mustang.
Mustang GT continues with the latest edition of the throaty 5.0-liter V8, now featuring an upgraded valvetrain and cylinder heads that yield more than 420 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. A new intake manifold improves low-speed breathing for better fuel economy, idle stability and emissions.
“This EcoBoost engine delivers where a Mustang driver expects it to, with a broad, flat torque curve that pours out when you stand on it for easy passing or hustling down a twisty road,” said Dave Pericak, Ford Mustang chief engineer.
The Mustang EcoBoost engine uses direct injection, variable cam timing and turbocharging to deliver plenty of usable performance and projected segment-leading fuel efficiency. A unique intake manifold and turbocharger housing enable it to deliver the performance Mustang drivers expect with output projected at more than 305 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque.
With at least 300 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque on tap from the standard 3.7-liter V6, even the most accessible Mustang delivers the performance customers expect.
Drivers will appreciate smoother shifts from the updated manual gearbox, while a reworked automatic transmission features new steering wheel-mounted shift paddles for drivers who want the choice between convenience and control.
Most nimble pony ever
When life throws drivers a curve, the all-new Mustang sets new handling benchmarks for the brand, delivering world-class dynamics and ride quality.
“We already set a very high standard for Mustang’s dynamics with Boss 302, and our goal was to go above and beyond that with this new car,” said Pericak.
Mustang features all-new front and rear suspension systems. At the front, a new perimeter subframe helps to stiffen the structure while reducing mass, providing a better foundation for more predictable wheel control that benefits handling, steering and ride.
The new double-ball-joint front MacPherson strut system also enables the use of larger, more powerful brakes. This is expected to be the best stopping Mustang yet, with three available brake packages.
At the rear is an all-new integral-link independent rear suspension. The geometry, springs, dampers and bushings all have been specifically modified and tuned for this high-performance application. New aluminum rear knuckles help reduce unsprung mass for improved ride and handling.
Smarter than your average pony
The all-new Mustang features a significant amount of innovative technologies providing drivers with enhanced information, control and connectivity when they want it. From Intelligent Access with push-button start to SYNC® and MyKey® in every Mustang built, plus available Track Apps, MyColor gauges and new Shaker Pro audio system, drivers will be able to customize their time behind the wheel.
The feeling of freedom and confidence Mustang instills in its drivers is amplified when they can take control of how the car behaves. On a twisty back road or a weekend track day, the driver can tap the toggle switches on the console to quickly adjust steering effort, engine response, and transmission and electronic stability control settings using the available Selectable Drive Modes to create the perfect Mustang at any time.
The advanced new Ford-developed stability control system is tuned to maximize Mustang’s dynamic capabilities. When the time comes to turn up the wick at the track, Mustang GT includes standard launch control that enables drivers to achieve smooth, consistent starts every time.
When it’s time to back off and relax for the drive home, available advanced driver-assist features including Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control can help ease the load, while SYNC AppLink™ lets drivers control their smartphone apps to listen to their favorite form of entertainment.
50 years of Mustang
April 17, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the original Ford Mustang and each 2015 model celebrates the milestone with a badge on the instrument panel that includes the galloping pony logo and the words “Mustang – Since 1964.” Mustang will continue to be built in the United States at Flat Rock Assembly Plant.
“From day one, we knew if we were going to build a new Mustang, we had to do it right,” said Pericak. “We built a new Mustang from the ground up that is quicker, better-looking, more refined and more efficient, without losing any of the raw appeal that people have associated with Mustang for half a century.”
|Live 2015 Ford Mustang Pictures Leak Onto Web||
The folks at Mustang6g have been chewing on the latest leaked images of the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang ever since the Autoweek Magazine shots were plastered over the internet. Now, the eager Mustang enthusiasts have relinquished additional photos, this time of the 2015 Mustang live in the flesh.
|2015 Ford Mustang Images Surface from Magazine and Leaked Video||
Today, while perusing a few YouTube channels, we caught a caption of what appeared to be a 2015 Ford Mustang video that was recently removed via the Automobile Magazine channel. Although we were not able to view the video, we did capture a few quick screen prints of the featured images allegedly giving us a glimpse at the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang. Too bad we were not able to capture the complete video but it goes without saying, the new 2015 Ford Mustang is what we suspected from all of the countless rumors, renderings and spy photos. Additionally, while attempting to find this ‘lost’ video, we ran into a forum post on SVTperformance.com where images of the latest Autoweek Magazine supposedly feature the new 2015 Mustang.
Thoughts on what could officially be the new 2015 Ford Mustang shown here?
|Next Generation (2015) Ford Mustang Visualized||
There has undoubtedly been an emergence of controversy over what Ford may do to the design of the next Mustang. A few folks have drawn there own conclusion and thus far enthusiasts have not liked much of what has been passed around as rumors for what the next Ford Mustang will become. Some say it will be ‘Fusionized’ creating a new-age breed with a lot of the current Ford Fusion inspiring its design. Other speculations have hinted around some force-feeding of 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines. Either way you have it, a lot of ‘things’ about the current Mustang are going to change by time we see it drop on the floor of an upcoming international auto show. What you see here is one of the latest renderings of what the next Ford Mustang may look like. Like it or not, this is probably a “close” representation of what is to come. What do ya think?
|Speculations Amidst: 2015 Ford Mustang Rendering Draws Skepticism||
If you are old enough, then you remember a time when your imaginary expressions reached as far as a piece of paper and pencil. Now days, thanks photoshop and other applications from the latest Adobe software suite, someone’s imagination takes on a completely new life form. As evidence, Inside Line posted the a rendering of what could resemble the next Ford Mustang.
Considering how other sources have drawn the conclusion of the 2015 Ford Mustang receiving a complete make-over to favor the new Fusion and Evos Concept, enthusiasts are not taking this news too lightly. The latest rendering, clearly not the real thing, has drawn some skepticism from die-hard Mustang enthusiasts. Some have expressed positive aspects of the design that you see here, while others carefully selected some choice 4-letter words to describe ones imaginary futuristic Mustang design.
We beg to ask our readers, what do you think of Ford heading in this “new” direction for the next Mustang?
|2015 Ford Mustang to become Fusion-ized With Radical Makeover||
How would a Fusion-ized Ford Mustang fair with enthusiasts? That remains to be the question of the week considering how Ford says they have plans to redesign the iconic pony car to somewhat resemble the Ford Fusion ditching its current retro-styling.
The Ford Mustang has not received a major redesign since they took a trip back to memory lane giving the American icon true retro styling in 2005. The latest 2013 model year refreshing may arguably be the best looking Mustang yet according to a number of die-hard enthusiasts. Unfortunately, sales numbers do not support this notion, which is one reason Ford has decided to make the 2015 Ford Mustang something “different” and appeal more to Y-generationers (those born between 1980-1999). You must understand, much older generations actually remember the original Mustang while new-comers who are now old enough to buy a new Ford Mustang do not have much of a recollection of the original stang. Therefore, the idea is to appease these generation Y-ers with a new design for them and older buyers at the same time.
Ford is considering a turbocharged 4-cylinder for the 2015 Mustang quite possibly giving consumers a low-cost option and more room for high-end performance variations. Obviously, there is no shortage of performance when it comes to the current generation Mustang, especially with the forthcoming of a 650 horsepower GT500.
As far as design cues, the 2015 Mustang could somewhat resemble an Aston Martin considering how the new Ford Fusion sedan screams Aston from its fresh front-end fascia. Representatives say though, the new Ford Mustang will retain some of its unique character with a similar front-end to that of the current generation. The Ford Evos concept could be the platform used for the next generation Mustang.
The Mustang has always had a soft spot in the heart of enthusiasts who would do anything to show-up their Chevy-loving friends. If the new Mustang is ‘ugly’ in the eyes of young enthusiasts, it will still attract buyers because it has always been about a perfect balance of performance and value.