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Leaked: This is (Almost Definitely) the 2015 Mustang!
car and driver ^ | 8/27/13 | jens meiners

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 World’s 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). Ford’s 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 that’s not to say that traditional fans will be disappointed.

(Excerpt) Read more at caranddriver.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Hobbies; Travel
KEYWORDS: automakers; ford; fordmotor; mustang
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It's ok, but no longer retro.....
1 posted on 10/29/2013 9:32:36 AM PDT by central_va
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To: central_va
Style is leading it into McCar territory.
2 posted on 10/29/2013 9:34:10 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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3 posted on 10/29/2013 9:34:13 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

Meh.


4 posted on 10/29/2013 9:35:33 AM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

The front end is not mustang at all. It is a Mustauris.


5 posted on 10/29/2013 9:35:40 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

310 hp 4 banger...that’s robust...light front end...improved handling....promising news from the blue oval.


6 posted on 10/29/2013 9:37:17 AM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult; central_va
exterior dimensions will shrink ever so slightly

Thank God. The current one is the size and general shape of an M1 Abrams tank.

7 posted on 10/29/2013 9:39:06 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (You can keep your doctor - if you lock him in your basement.)
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To: Hardastarboard

It’s not the size it is the weight.


8 posted on 10/29/2013 9:41:57 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

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.


9 posted on 10/29/2013 9:42:09 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Not sure it is a good idea to try to 300 + HP out of a 4 banger.


10 posted on 10/29/2013 9:42:59 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

Yep, lose the snake eyes...


11 posted on 10/29/2013 9:43:19 AM PDT by Errant
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To: nascarnation

Nothing will ever replace the sound a big V-8 with old fashion 4 barrel carbs, headers, and good sized cam.


12 posted on 10/29/2013 9:44:33 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: central_va

With electronics you have good control over detonation and temperatures. If things get rowdy you quickly back off the turbo boost for a while.


13 posted on 10/29/2013 9:45:00 AM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: central_va
The whole shape is pretty close to a Taurus.

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??

14 posted on 10/29/2013 9:45:25 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Errant

Looks like they grafted the front end of a 2013 Fusion...


15 posted on 10/29/2013 9:45:27 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

That’s the look Ford adopted from when they owned Aston Martin last decade.


16 posted on 10/29/2013 9:47:12 AM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Looks like they grafted the front end of a 2013 Fusion...

Making it a Ford Musion?

17 posted on 10/29/2013 9:47:43 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

They fused it with a Fusion!


18 posted on 10/29/2013 9:49:55 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: central_va
"The front end is not mustang at all. It is a Mustauris."

I do see that, but overall I still think it's pretty nice, including the snake eyes that others don't like.


19 posted on 10/29/2013 9:50:14 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Fords always appear to me to all have the same front end. One reason I don’t like Ford.


20 posted on 10/29/2013 9:50:24 AM PDT by sheana
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To: central_va

It looks like a Mustang.


21 posted on 10/29/2013 9:50:33 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

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.


22 posted on 10/29/2013 9:50:40 AM PDT by Errant
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To: central_va

At least they didn’t make it bigger like they did with the T-Bird and the ‘71 Mustang.


23 posted on 10/29/2013 9:52:01 AM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: central_va

Where do you plug it in? Didn’t they get the memo from Obama?


24 posted on 10/29/2013 9:52:22 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Rebelbase

25 posted on 10/29/2013 9:53:36 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va
Various aspects of Car and Driver's render aren't correct. Chazcron over at mustang6g.com has a more accurate render.

See below for differences between the two renders.

26 posted on 10/29/2013 9:54:01 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: bigbob

I predict that the progressives will never NEVER buy this car.

they will spend twice the money and get less car..from EUROPE


27 posted on 10/29/2013 9:54:43 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/)
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To: al_c

28 posted on 10/29/2013 9:55:12 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

It sure isn’t the 429 Mach 1 :(


29 posted on 10/29/2013 9:55:56 AM PDT by cork (Remember Bengazi!)
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To: central_va

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.


30 posted on 10/29/2013 9:58:16 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Good news, Federal Funding for my Tagline has been restored. Crisis averted.)
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To: central_va

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?


31 posted on 10/29/2013 9:59:12 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: FreeReign
Do I kind of get the Subaru BRZ vibe?


32 posted on 10/29/2013 9:59:26 AM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: central_va

The Fustang !


33 posted on 10/29/2013 10:00:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: MeshugeMikey
I predict that the progressives will never NEVER buy this car.

You mean they aren't supporting their brethren at the UAW in the class struggle...?

34 posted on 10/29/2013 10:00:34 AM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: central_va
Tightly wound, fast revving, quickly broken..
35 posted on 10/29/2013 10:00:52 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: central_va

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.


36 posted on 10/29/2013 10:01:44 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: nascarnation

Same color? ;)


37 posted on 10/29/2013 10:01:44 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: central_va

yuck.


38 posted on 10/29/2013 10:02:41 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: G Larry
Tightly wound, fast revving, quickly broken..

Add to that delayed acceleration.

39 posted on 10/29/2013 10:03:22 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: central_va
With European and federal fuel-economy standards in mind, Ford will introduce the first turbo­charged four-cylinder Mustang since the 1986 SVO model. And the engine will be the same size, 2.3 liters, as that car’s four-banger.

Bzzzzz.....wrong.

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.

40 posted on 10/29/2013 10:06:13 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: central_va

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.


41 posted on 10/29/2013 10:08:37 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: nascarnation
there does seem to be a rift there....




42 posted on 10/29/2013 10:09:22 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/)
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To: Resolute Conservative

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.


43 posted on 10/29/2013 10:09:29 AM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: nascarnation

hahaha!

Look at my post above this one. :-)


44 posted on 10/29/2013 10:10:56 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Mich Patriot

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. ;-)


45 posted on 10/29/2013 10:20:18 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Looks like it has a stuffy nose and a hangover.


46 posted on 10/29/2013 10:25:26 AM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: nascarnation

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?


47 posted on 10/29/2013 10:26:10 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Mich Patriot

Front grill reminds me of a KIA.


48 posted on 10/29/2013 10:26:58 AM PDT by miele man
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To: central_va

Leaks of intellectual property before their time are taken very seriously within certain Corporate Cultures........


49 posted on 10/29/2013 10:27:59 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: central_va

50 posted on 10/29/2013 10:29:32 AM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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