Ford's launch of the Mustang has, thus far, been utterly shambolic. Leaks, then more leaks, and, shooting themselves in both feet, releasing key details on their own consumer-facing website. So we gathered the key stats and brought them to you.
There will be three engines, in fact, and they are the 3.7-liter V-6 we already know, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder we've long expected, and the same 5.0-liter V-8 from the previous GT, but this time, upgraded with more horsepower. Unconfirmed sources tell us that the V-8 will pack a punch of 420 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque, while the 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost will rate 305 horsepower and 300 pound-feet. We expect the V-6 to carry forward unchanged from its current rating of 305 horses and 280 pound-feet of torque.
Horsepower figures are absent across the board, in fact, but Ford does claim the new EcoBoost four-cylinder Mustang "delivers efficiency with real power" to the pony car. Direct injection and a twin-scroll turbocharger are the highlight technologies.
Part of the Autoweek article visible in the leaked images notes a 200-pound weight loss. That would put the 2015 Mustang at something close to 3,300 pounds in V-6 form. That's an improvement over the last Mustang, but not as svelte as we might have hoped.
Independent suspension is also standard, which is a plus over the solid-axle fifth-generation car, but you'll have to suffer through the improved ride quality with SYNC with MyFord Touch on board if you want infotainment. A range of 18, 19, and 20-inch wheels will be available, and initial launch paint colors will include: Race Red, Competition Orange, Triple Yellow, Deep Impact Blue, Ruby Red, Black, Magnetic, Guard, and Ingot Silver.
Blind-spot monitors, cross-traffic alert, and a lot of other safety features your average Mustang driver will completely ignore are also available.
Ford also confirms a convertible will be coming to ride alongside the fastback coupe. Ford says it drops its top in half the time of the current Mustang.
So when can you get your hands on a new 2015 Mustang? Not until "late 2014," says Ford, whether you want the hard top or the soft top.
Until then, you can always entertain yourself with these Ford taglines:
YOU WON'T MISS YOUR
INHIBITIONS ONE BIT.
PREPARE FOR TAKEOFF.
INTERESTING HOW QUICKLY
WANT BECOMES NEED.
UNLIKE ANY OBSESSION
YOU’VE EVER HAD.
Hey, Ford, you're selling a car right? Not certain Craigslist services?
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