Auto Show Stunner – 2015 Ford Mustang

by Tony West
2015 Ford Mustang
2015 Ford Mustang

The 2015 Ford Mustang is one of the most prized production whips unveiled this Auto Show season. An ultra-sexy macho design, an efficient powertrain, and a sporty cockpit are a few of the attributes of the new Mustang that will make it a top seller among muscle cars. Ford’s new Mustang further propels top sales figures for the American manufacturer. With 9 million cars sold, the Mustang is now prepared to attack European and Asian markets. I’m grateful for the return of the classic Mustang with a sporty unique cutting-edge design.

2015 Ford Mustang
2015 Ford Mustang

The 2015 Mustang marks the 50th anniversary of the pony. Ford did an amazing job on the exterior design blending the classic look with forward-thinking flair. The 2015 Mustang is wider and lower with a sexy trapezoidal grille, “shark bite” front facia, and  3D taillamps. With a sportier stance, the new Mustang has a more sloped front and rear windshields and an aviator’s cockpit. The 2015 Mustang fastback has a convertible companion and a GT sibling available in an array of tricked out colors.

A 3.7 liter V6 is standard in the 2015 Mustang. The V6 offers 300 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. A 2.3 liter Ecoboost engine is available with direct injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing. Three hundred five horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque is achieved with an innovative intake manifold and turbocharger housing. The 2.3 liter V6 is the first Ford engine with a low-inertia twin scroll turbocharger for greater emissions and efficiency. Other advantages of the new ecoboost engine include a forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods, piston cooling jets and a deep-sump die cast aluminum oil pan.

2015 Ford Mustang
2015 Ford Mustang

A beastly 5 liter V8 engine is also available with 420 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. The V8 features larger intake and exhaust valves, sinter forged connecting rods, and a rebalanced forged crankshaft.

The 2015 Mustang also has an available manual gearbox or Select Shift 6-speed automatic transmission with rev matching and steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. A Drive Mode Selector allows drivers to adjust steering, transmission, and electronic stability control to their road conditions. The Mustang has a double ball joint front MacPherson strut suspension and independent rear suspension. Three brake packages are offered.

2015 Ford Mustang Interior
2015 Ford Mustang Interior

The interior of the new Mustang is designed like a cockpit. SYNC, AppLink, and MyKey, are standard. TrackApp and MyColor are also available with the ShakerPro audio system. The Mustang GT has the added sport of a Launch Control system that helps it achieve a top speed of 155 mph quickly and smoothly. Safety technologies include the Blind Spot Monitor with Cross Traffic Alert. Functionality and sporty performance is achieved in the American-made Mustang that will help it compete well with its exotic peers.

Check out more pics of the Ford Mustang displays at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.