Skip to comments.Leaked: This is (Almost Definitely) the 2015 Mustang!
Posted on 10/29/2013 9:32:36 AM PDT by central_va
In a nation obsessed with the right now, few things have held up over the past 50 years as well as the Ford Mustang. The first pony car debuted at the 1964 New York Worlds Fair and instantly became a tent pole of Americana. Before the model officially turns 50 on April 17, 2014, Ford will celebrate its lasting contribution to the postwar-boom culture with a brand-new, much anticipated Mustang.
But the times, they are a changin (yep, a song also released in 1964). Fords American icon continues to gain offshore admirers. The Blue Oval plans to sell the next Mustang globally, and to appease overseas buyers, the car will need to be lighter and more efficient. But thats not to say that traditional fans will be disappointed.
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The front end is not mustang at all. It is a Mustauris.
310 hp 4 banger...that’s robust...light front end...improved handling....promising news from the blue oval.
Thank God. The current one is the size and general shape of an M1 Abrams tank.
It’s not the size it is the weight.
would prefer a straight 6, Overhead Cam, belt driven with a six-pack and turbo charged. But a 4 cyl with 310 horsepower isn’t too shabby.
Not sure it is a good idea to try to 300 + HP out of a 4 banger.
Yep, lose the snake eyes...
Nothing will ever replace the sound a big V-8 with old fashion 4 barrel carbs, headers, and good sized cam.
With electronics you have good control over detonation and temperatures. If things get rowdy you quickly back off the turbo boost for a while.
My wife has a 2013 Taurus and it has a lot of *stang* looks to it, now they are giving the *stang* a Taurus look, WTH?
Design team getting lazy??
Looks like they grafted the front end of a 2013 Fusion...
That’s the look Ford adopted from when they owned Aston Martin last decade.
Making it a Ford Musion?
They fused it with a Fusion!
I do see that, but overall I still think it's pretty nice, including the snake eyes that others don't like.
Fords always appear to me to all have the same front end. One reason I don’t like Ford.
It looks like a Mustang.
Seems all automobile manufactures are going with the evil look. A sign of the times I suspect. The Japanese started the trend, but have a more angular and futurist look, rather than this ominous attribute.
At least they didn’t make it bigger like they did with the T-Bird and the ‘71 Mustang.
Where do you plug it in? Didn’t they get the memo from Obama?
See below for differences between the two renders.
I predict that the progressives will never NEVER buy this car.
they will spend twice the money and get less car..from EUROPE
It sure isn’t the 429 Mach 1 :(
I saw the new Mustang, or close to it, at a Car Survey I was invited to. You had to go through a Metal Detector to make sure you didn’t have a camera and no Cell Phones allowed.
I currently drive a 2011 Mustang. It’s been a great car.
The 2015 Mustang is a real step up, but it does have the Ford Corporate look grill. The retro front end is gone, and I hear that some in the Industry blame that for the slow Mustang Sales. I disagree, but I’m an old guy.
The big plus is the revised Interior and the Independent Rear Suspension. My old 1999 Mustang Cobra had IRS, but it was not well engineered. It was an add on to the old Fox Platform, not built into the Platform Design.
My first impression when first seeing the car was, I gotta get me one of those. The front Grill and Headlights were the only letdowns, but Ford is appealing to a new generation with a modern look. I could get used to it.
They had the current Competitors there as well, They all look dated, including the Camaro. BTW - The revised 2014 Camaro styling really sucks IMHO. I have no idea what they were thinking.
It looks like the beancounters took over the design department, again. If you want a re-bodied Taurus, just buy a Taurus, and save some money.
As for performance, trying to re-invent the flathead with OHC heads ala the modular motor was doomed from the get go. Putting grenade four bangers in them isn’t going to improve things any. Oh, and did I mention that the thing looks like an import tuner’s wet dream of a new mazda?
The Fustang !
You mean they aren't supporting their brethren at the UAW in the class struggle...?
I like most of the exterior...but I really despise those low-profile tires.
I had the pleasure of driving one of the newer Mustangs a few years back. While the interior wasn’t much that thing moved!!! Chirping tires, handling and OOMPH. And...it was an airport rental (at a smaller airport) Must’ve had a V-8 because others we got from airports weren’t any where NEAR the power of that first one.
Same color? ;)
Add to that delayed acceleration.
I owned a 1980 Mustang with a 2.3 litre Turbo charged 4 cyl. engine. It was the one with the TRX suspension and Michelins. Nice little car.
That side view riminds me a bit of my Scion FRS. But I’ll take my Scion any day of the week over a ‘Stang. But that is because, for me, smaller and lighter is better. I like driving a comfortable go-cart every day on my 122 mile round trip commute on twisties through cornfields and cattle pastures.
Funny, my 15 year-old daughter agrees. Yesterday we pulled up beside an old car and she asked me to put the window down so she could listen to the V-8.
Look at my post above this one. :-)
Personally, I think it is gorgeous. And there is nothing wrong with the similarity to the other Fords. I used to own a 1972 Vega GT. Loved to drive it but it was a piece of crap. However, even back then I understood the Chevrolet “branding” going on. Look at the headlights and grill of any Chevrolet product from that year. They are intentionally similar. And they are doing it today with the horizontally split grille. Kia does it too with their grill these days.
I would expect every ford to look like it was a Ford product, even without the blue oval.
This new mustang is lovely. I really do like how they threw off the retro shackles without losing the Mustang look.
Of course, opinions do vary. ;-)
Looks like it has a stuffy nose and a hangover.
That’s a Subaru?? Nice. But where are all the liberal stickers plastered all over it preaching to the world about the planet and coexisting?
Front grill reminds me of a KIA.
Leaks of intellectual property before their time are taken very seriously within certain Corporate Cultures........