Ford’s latest F-150 has dropped as much as 700 pounds in its latest iteration, but the same can’t be said for the brand’s famous muscle car.
Tuning company Steeda is reporting that the latest version of the Mustang has actually gained between 200 and 300 pounds. “Our work is cut out for us because unbeknown to most Mustang aficionados (and not “officially” confirmed by Ford for obvious reasons), the 2015 Mustang ended up gaining 200-300 pounds in this remake,” wrote Steeda in a blog post.
Ford sent Steeda four brand-new Mustangs so that the tuner can get a jump start on designing “comprehensive suspension system enhancements, chassis stiffening components, and engine upgrade components.”
The 2014 Mustang V6 has a curb weight of 3,523 lbs., which means the new car will weigh at least 3,700 lbs. For comparison, the Mustang’s closest rival, the Chevy Camaro, carries a base curb weight of 3,719 lbs.
Major changes for the new 2015 Mustang include the addition of independent rear suspension rather than the car’s previous solid axle along with a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
GALLERY: 2015 Ford Mustang
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