The 2015 Ford Mustang made its hotly anticipated debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, but since then, has largely stayed off the radar, as it awaits its start of production and rubber-burning arrival on America's streets. But the new four-cylinder turbo Mustang isn't the only thing to look forward to--there will be higher-performance versions wearing special badges, too.
Case in point: this recently spied example. It's not yet clear if Ford is going to stick with the GT500 name or opt for the GT350 badge, though the latter is looking more likely. Either way, Ford is likely to drop the Shelby appellation from the car, even though a Cobra model may be in the works as well.
A new video (which you can watch below) from UniqueTV, posted to the Mustang6G forum, gives us our first taste of the Mustang GT350's sound, as well as a few brief glimpses into the interior--where what look to be Recaro seats can be found.
From the spy shots, we can see that the new car has wider 295/35 19-inch tires, hinting at increased power output. The hood appears to have a an inlet for a top-mount intercooler, hinting at forced induction of some sort--though it's not yet clear if that means turbocharging or supercharging--though previous reports have suggested normal aspiration is a possibility.
A mesh panel in the front fender opens up more heat-extracting airflow. At the tail, a quad-tip exhaust system points at more performance, too, especially when compared with the dual-exhaust car visible ahead of it in some of the shots.
In addition to the GT350 and Cobra nameplates, rumors have persisted that Ford may bring back the Mach 1 moniker. Given the possibilities for excellence held by any of the three, we don't really care what it's called--we just want to drive it.
The Mustang community has been excited about the potential for even hotter 2015 pony cars since its release, with credible (if quick) renders of what they might look like in finished form hitting Instagram before the paint on the show cars had dried.
We'll keep you posted on details, specs, and more as the next-generation upgrades for the 2015 Ford Mustang develop, so check back often.