The Nürburgring-Nordschleife, for good or ill, has become the benchmark for a performance car's abilities. It's certainly a fine place to tune a car--it has a huge variety of corners, surfaces, bumps, and long straights. But do lap times really matter?

Ford apparently thinks they don't--at least in the case of the new 2015 Mustang.

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Speaking with Fox News's Gary Gastelu at the New York unveiling of the new Mustang, Ford's chief engineer for the car, Dave Pericak, said, "We're not going to release the times, but we will be on the Nürburgring, we will be in Europe, showing what this car can do.

The new 2015 Mustang will be available in late 2014 in both convertible and fastback coupe forms. The same base 3.7-liter V-6 rates 300 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque; an all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder rates 305 horsepower, but 300 pound-feet of torque; and a revised version of the Coyota 5.0-liter V-8 scores 420 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque.

Find the full details at our 2015 Ford Mustang preview, and be sure to stay up to date with all of the latest Ford Mustang news.