More details of the 2015 Ford Mustang have been announced, including finalised engine output figures that are a bit higher than the company’s own estimates revealed during the unveiling of the sixth-generation muscle car last year.
The engine lineup starts with a base 3.7 litre V6 developing 300 hp and 379 Nm of torque, the latter being 15 Nm higher than previously quoted. These figures are slightly lower than the outgoing V6 model, presumably to make room for the next rung up.
That rung is occupied by a 2.3 litre EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine, marking the first time a turbocharged engine has found its way into a Mustang’s engine bay since the 1984 SVO. The mill produces 310 hp and 433 Nm of torque, 5 hp and 27 Nm more than previously estimated. The range-topping (for now) GT’s 5.0 litre V8, meanwhile, kicks out 435 hp and 541 Nm, a jump of 15 hp and 13 Nm.
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Ford also detailed the optional performance pack available for the EcoBoost model as well as the GT. The upgrades include uprated springs, bushings and dampers, larger brakes, increased cooling for track driving, thicker rear sway bar, retuned ABS, stability control and power steering settings and 19-inch wheels. The GT version also gets a Torsen limited-slip differential and a unique front splitter.
The 2015 Ford Mustang will go on sale in the US in the autumn, with prices starting from $24,425 (RM77,900). It will be available in right-hand drive for the first time, which means there is a chance that the new-age pony car could be introduced in Malaysia, probably with the EcoBoost motor. Excited?