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#1 JohnC

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:02 AM


The 2015 Mustang Revealed! The New S550′s Front End

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This is one of those special moments in history, for both die-hard Ford fanatics and Mustang enthusiasts alike. Today, Mustang6G has revealed the highly controversial, yet extremely guarded front end design of the 2015 Ford Mustang. For good or ill, this is your new S550 front end for the next 10 years.

It has been hiding under camouflage for some time now, lying in wait under multiple tarps and cardboard to disguise its true shape. There have been countless renderings, piles of spy photos and even video of the 2015 S550s testing on the streets. Now, and courtesy of Mustang6G, we have an actual, real photograph of the 2015 Mustang’s front end to lay our eyes on. These were apparently taken during hot weather testing by Ford. According to Mustang6G:

” Photographed during high-speed, high-performance tests at a race circuit, Ford engineers removed the Mustang prototype’s heavy camouflage from the A-pillar, forward, revealing the framework of the S550′s front fascia with yet unfinished sheet metal. ”

One question still remains–Is this new look aggressive enough to be sporting the 50th Anniversary Mustang Logo?

Recap: What We Know About the 2015 S550 Mustang

1. The 2015 Mustang Will Have an Independent Rear Suspension

Very early on in the 6th generation Mustang’s development we started hearing strong rumors and quiet whispers coming from Dearborn that the next generation will have an independent rear suspension (IRS), the first Mustang to have such since the 2004 Mustang Cobras. Then, back in August of 2012, someone snapped a few spy shots of the 2015 Mustang’s IRS planted in a S197 mule. Some were still not convinced, and many remained doubtful that Ford would ever leave the solid rear axle behind. Then came the second round of spy shots, taken this past June within a Ford testing facility an picturing a certain-to-be 2015 mule car. Even in the newest spy shots below, you can see an IRS.

2.The New Chassis Will Be Called the “S550″

With the new generation of Mustangs comes a new Chassis. Ford is moving from the current S197 Chassis that has been in play since 2005 and has developed a new platform they’ve coined the S550.

3. It Will Weigh Less

The 2015 Mustang is set to lose ~400lbs off its current weight, be 6.5 inches narrower and drop 15 inches in total length. As drastic as this may sound, it is in no way out of the realm of possibility. Edmunds–the source of this information–claims stiffer regulations on fuel efficiency as a major factor at play. Whatever their reasoning, if the 2015 does drop a cool 400lbs, you can certainly bet on better track times and improved mpg.

4. There Will be a Turbo 4 Cylinder Mustang Come 2015

Despite the frantic hollering from the v8 purists and many Mustang enthusiasts, there will be a 2015 4 cylinder Mustang. Whether it is offered up for sale in the US or Europe only is yet to be seen.

5. There Will be a V8 Coyote Mustang GT in 2015

The v8 Mustang isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Besides the Coyote V8 being on every leaked and rumored 2015 motor list, video has been taken of a 2015 v8 Mustang prototype prowling around the Michigan streets in full-on testing mode. Fear not, the 2015 Mustang will certainly have the Coyote under the hood. How much horsepower is still uncertain, but expect somewhere in the range of 450-475hp.

6. The 2015 Mustang Will Debut With 1,000 Limited Edition 2014.5 Mustangs

Holding true to its historic nature, Ford is going to release a limited run of 2014.5 Mustangs to pay homage to the original release of the Mustang, 50 years prior. While those original 1964.5 Mustangs weren’t “true” ’64.5s (they had 1965 VIN numbers, but different parts and small details distinguish those first Mustangs from the later 1965 cars, thus the 1964.5 label) The coming 2014.5 Mustangs will have distinguishing VINs and likely a host of other markings like badges and other insignia–And are sure to have a well inflated price tag.

 

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:20 AM

Cant wait to see the headlights but Im actually diggin the look so far, especially compared to the renderings and other "could it be" sketches weve seen. 

 

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:37 AM

Agree! :yes:

 

And some body styles have to grow on me, but  think this one might be a winner!

 

Do I spy wider tires in the back as well?

 

And wow, 400lbs less weight is HUGE!

 

If they add more HP, this thing is going to be a beast! :w00t:


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:37 PM

The wheels in the back DO look like different/bigger rims at least and wider tires as well...wonder what thats all about.

 

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:25 PM

I'll wait until I see the whole car for final judgement, but so far I see blah.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:28 AM

The wheels in the back DO look like different/bigger rims at least and wider tires as well...wonder what thats all about.

 

Matt

 

Hope it means that it made so much powa that they had to go wider on the rear tires! :lol: :3gears:


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:36 AM

I'll wait until I see the whole car for final judgement, but so far I see blah.

 

If this car is 400lbs less, handles and stops better, get's better mpg's and still makes more HP than the current model through some new PCM programming and maybe direct injection, this car will be hot enough to get a pass on mediocre looks. Because on paper, specs like that will put this car solidly in the 12's off the dealer lot.

 

If the base model starts at about $32k, this will be a performance steal! :yes:


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 02:30 PM

Ill actually agree with Kevin, from what Ive seen Im not excited looks wise BUT we still havnt seen anything legit yet, with the pic above bein as close as it gets to date.  I LOVE the look of the current model and would love to have it with all the additions comin in '15.  Im still holding faith tho cause every time I see updated pics it gets better and better looking...might end up bein a KNOCKOUT!

 

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 12:00 AM

hum I may have to buy a 2015 to match my 65 lol



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:05 PM

This might be the Shelby:

http://www.musclemus...totype_spotted/
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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:54 PM

Some covered up Vert pics: http://www.musclemus...irst_spy_shots/


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Posted 03 December 2013 - 01:48 PM

http://www.motorauth...al-thing-leaked
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:51 PM

I saw that on another board...Im still a bit iffy bout it and will have to see it in person I guess.  Its kinda bubbly lookin lol.  MUCH better than all the crappy concept drawings and stuff but I dunno.  Then again, I didnt like the 2010 styling whenever it first came out either, thought the rear looked funky and now I really dig it. 

 

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:57 PM

I'm hoping the shorter look from the side angle is just because the distortion of the magazine pages because I don't like it from the side. :no:

I'm with you, though. I definitely want to see it in person before I cast my love or hate of the mew style. :yes:
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Posted 04 December 2013 - 10:30 AM

Looks like a Nissan Z that's constipated..... :stare:  :huh:  :shake:  :wtf:


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:18 PM

Looks like a Nissan Z that's constipated..... :stare:  :huh:  :shake:  :wtf:


I was thinking it looked like a Z from the side as well. I also second the constipated part. :yuck:
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