June 11th, 2013
We've heard a lot about the new Mustang and we'll no doubt hear more in the upcoming moths leading to its world premiere in 2014 – some say at next year's Detroit Motor Show in January, but we wouldn't be surprised if Ford chooses the New York Auto Show in April (press days on April 16-17) since the original was presented at the World’s Fair in New York, on April 17, 1964.
While we've seen spy photos of the 2015 Mustang before, those cars were test mules. The one you see here is believed to be hiding the actual bodywork of the 6th generation model. However, the use of pads under the wraps on most sections of the body, including the roof, don't allow for any conclusive remarks on its styling.
If your curiosity is killing you, you can take a look at these renders created by Carscoops' own Josh Byrnes who made them after talking to sources who have seen some of the actual pre-production prototypes.
Besides the modern looks with retro styling cues, the next Mustang, which is codenamed S550, is said to finally adopt an independent rear suspension and a turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine that will help Ford infiltrate other markets outside North America including Europe.
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December 20th, 2012
The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe and the Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang are two different cars from two separate schools of thought that we seriously doubt will ever be cross-shopped by consumers even in North America where they are both available. In Europe, even if one wanted to, you can't officially buy the Ford.
Despite their many differences, there's one thing that both cars lay claim to being good at: straight line acceleration, and it is this aspect of the two sports models that UK car magazine EVO set out to put to the test with a good ol' fashion drag race.
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July 10th, 2012
With 662 HP under the hood, the 2013 Shelby GT500 Mustang is the most powerful Ford has ever offered. For most of us, this output is more than enough, but there are people out there looking for more and Lethal Performance is one them. The tuner has come up with a cool tuning package that increases the engine’s output by a mind-boggling 100 HP.
To get the increase in power, the tuner added a custom Lund SCT tune and Off-Road X-Pipes, as well as a Nitrous Pro-Flow wet shot kit. After these upgrades, the result at the dyno testing was an incredible 763.9 rear wheel horsepower and 859.9 lb-ft of rear wheel torque from the muscle car’s powerful V8 engine.
This tuning kit will certainly make any Camaro ZL1 owner green with envy. Of course, they may already be a little jealous of the fact that the standard Mustang GT500 still out-powers the ZL1’s 580 HP. Well, Camaro owners, you may want to look away because this tuned-up Mustang GT500 ran the quarter mile in 10.582 seconds at 141.53mph. This result was established during a testing session at Palm Beach International Raceway.
Last time we checked, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ran the quarter mile in 11.93 seconds at 116 mph. Even the suped-up Camaro ZL1 by Lingenfelter was only able to get the quarter mile in 11.03 seconds at 130mph. Hey Chevy, want a tissue for those tears?
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 by Lethal Performance originally appeared on topspeed.com on Tuesday, 10 July 2012 18:00 EST.
June 30th, 2012
The annual EAA AirVenture event has been, at least for the past few years, a showcase of sorts for the Ford Mustang.
That’s because every year, a special edition, aviation-themed Mustang is always in attendance, ready to be auctioned off for the benefit of the EAA’s Young Eagles Program. Last, year the “Blue Angels” Mustang was sold for a whopping $ 400,000 and before that the “SR-71″ Mustang fetched $ 375,000 in 2010 and the “Dearborn Doll” Mustang went for $ 250,000 back in 2009.
For this year’s event, Ford and tuning shop Creations N’ Chrome are teaming up to present the latest auction-ready, aviation-themed Mustang: the Red Tails.
The “Red Tails” Mustang was designed as a tribute vehicle to the first African American aviators in the United States Army Air Corps, in particular to the legendary Tuskegee Airmen. As a way to pay homage to them, Ford specifically chose the Mustang model that carried the VIN #00051 in honor of the P-51 Mustangs the airmen flew in their time.
The Red Tails Mustang will on display from July 23rd to 26th, 2012. On July 26th, the car will head out to the auction block where it will be sold for charity.
Ford Mustang "Red Tails" Special Edition originally appeared on topspeed.com on Saturday, 30 June 2012 12:00 EST.
June 14th, 2012
America’s original pony car will be turning 50 in the next few years, and Ford is celebrating the monumental birthday by taking its maiden voyage overseas. The 2015 Ford Mustang will be finding its way over to right hand drive markets such as England, Japan, and Australia. Moreover, for the first time in the Mustang’s history, England and Australia studios will be aiding in the design of the new generation muscle car. Add that to the fact that the 2015 Mustang will be getting an independent rear suspension for the first time in 10 years and all of a sudden, the Mustang becomes something of a hot topic among its enthusiasts.
With such dramatic changes in the geographical availability of the Mustang, as well as the move away from the cheaper live axle, not much else has to change in order for this new generation Mustang to find its new niche in the 2015 model year. That being said, expect the updated muscle car to get a radical redesign while still staying true to its overall look and style.
The 2015 Ford Mustang should debut at the New York Auto Show in April 2014, exactly 50 years to the month of the original Mustang’s debut.
UPDATE 06/13/2012: The guys over at CarAndDriver have managed to catch a mule of the next generation Mustang during testing. As usual, the spy shots reveal more details on the future car. The next Mustang will be built on a heavily revised version of the outgoing car’s platform, with the biggest change being made for the suspension system. Until now, it has been thought that the next muscle car will be offered with either solid or independent rear suspension, but these latest spy shots reveal that the next Mustang will be offered with an independent rear suspension.
More details on the 2015 Ford Mustang after the jump.
Ford Mustang originally appeared on topspeed.com on Wednesday, 13 June 2012 21:00 EST.