The 2015 Ford Mustang sounds great so far,. Ford has just announced specs for the latest version of the iconic pony car and it will produce as much as 435 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque from its 5.0-liter V8. That easily eclipses the “more than” 420 hp and 390 lb-ft that Ford originally estimated. Falling in behind the flagship V8 is the 2.3-liter four cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost Mustang will make 310 hp and 320 lb-ft, and it will be Ford’s first turbo Mustang since the 1986 SVO.
The entry-level 3.7 liter V6 model, is rated at 300 hp and 280 lb-ft. Power is down slightly from the 2014’s output of 305 hp to slot the naturally aspirated six-cylinder below the EcoBoost engine. The Mustang will start at $24,425, including destination charges, when it goes on sale later this year.
Ford have significantly redesigned the Mustang for 2015. It has new suspension featuring an independent rear setup, larger brakes, an upgraded infotainment system and more interior space. The cars sleeker styling accentuates its fastback silhouette and improves aerodynamics while still channeling the appearance of the original 1960’s car.
“This EcoBoost engine delivers the healthy output Mustang drivers expect, regardless of the car’s speed,” said Scott Makowski, EcoBoost powertrain engineering manager. “It delivers where a Mustang driver expects it to – with a broad, flat torque curve and great driveability under any conditions.”
No Ford Mustang engine lineup would be complete without a great V8 engine at its core. The 5.0-liter V8 powers into a new generation with a host of upgrades that help it breathe better, especially at higher engine speeds. Many of these changes are derived from lessons learned in developing the special-edition 2012 Mustang Boss 302. These upgrades have boosted output of the V8 to 435 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque.
The Mustang blends outstanding all-around performance and everyday usability. With a choice of powertrains to suit driving preferences and lifestyles, the new Mustang has cutting-edge technology under the hood to match its modern design. Yet regardless of engine choice, the car remains quintessentially a Ford Mustang.
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