2015 Ford Mustang spy shots
That spirit is the enthusiasm with which fans embrace the Mustang, and in Boss 302 form, with very, very good reason. Here we have some of the first shots of the 2015 Mustang as it undergoes testing with new bodywork--and very likely some new hardware under the hood.
As we can see in the photos, the revamped bodywork is, at this point, focused on the nose, where we see the outlines of what looks like Ford's new corporate face, seen on the new Fusion, but born on the Evos concept.
The Evos concept has been the subject of much Mustang rumor, and while it's not the basis for the next generation of the pony car, it does appear to have lent some of its family resemblance.
We already know the next Mustang will get some form of EcoBoost power, as confirmed by Ford's Derrick Kuzak early this year. The first EcoBoost engine to get the call into the muscle leagues is likely the 2.0-liter four-cylinder, though there's also talk of a new 2.3-liter unit that may even appear in a next-generation Focus RS.
Though a turbo V-6 might also make an appearance, we don't consider that prospect likely at this point. We don't expect the 5.0-liter V-8 to go away as an option, either. The GT500, if it continues, could carry on with the 5.8-liter engine found in the current 650-horsepower car, or go for a forced-induction version (possibly twin-turbocharged, as rumored ahead of the current GT500's unveiling) of the 5.0-liter V-8.
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Dates for the 2015 Mustang, like the details, are still far from certain. We expect it to hit dealerships sometime between spring and summer, 2014, however, as a 2015 model.