Someone at Ford is probably having a very bad day. Images of the hotly-anticipated 2015 Mustang just leaked.
The official debut will take place this Thursday during a multi-location broadcast sometime mid-morning (probably during Good Morning America). Thanks to
a set of loose lips an unscrupulous cell phone owner with an upcoming copy of AutoWeek, images of the new Mustang’s design are out in the open.
Some of the same styling and body lines as the Fusion mid-size sedan are visible, but it is still an obvious evolution on the outgoing generation’s body shape. Ford chose to keep the raked rear lights associated with the refreshed version of the previous generation, albeit with an updated design. The iconic Mustang emblem is still present on the rear, but without the bezel. Presumably, the photos show a GT model and include a mild rear diffusor, although those rear-end changes are minimal considering it will abandon the live rear axle.
Rather than the gaping retro front end found on models spanning from 2005 until today, the new car gets swept-back lights with turn signal indicators integrated with the front quarter panel. The headlights also adopt a narrower profile compared to the old round lamps.
Despite the low quality images, the magazine article exposes a few additional details. For starters, the car will indeed feature an independent rear suspension (compared to the last generation’s live rear axle) and a curb weight that is 200 lbs. lighter than the last model, thanks to aluminum front fenders. Additionally, there seems to be two performance packages available, one for the 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, and one for the 5.0L V8 engine. The performance package includes a limited slip differential and it sounds as though the V8 equipped models will wear 15-inch rotors with brembo brakes. When it comes to standard features, the 2015 Mustang will feature standard keyless ignition,
The article also hints that the 2015 Mustang GT with the performance package is faster around a track than the last generation Ford Mustang GT Boss 302.
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