The 2015 Ford Mustang, the most anticipated vehicle of the summer, will appear in showrooms in late fall. But videos about the new car are already leaking out. Whether you are looking for technical information about the new car or wanting to hear the glorious V8, these videos will whet your appetite.
Announced to a worldwide audience last December, the new Mustang will sell worldwide for the first time ever. Simultaneous launches in Dearborn, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Barcelona and Sydney showed off the 6th generation car to the public.
After watching these videos, be sure to check out our 2015 Mustang coverage page for the latest news and rumors.
Motor Trend talks to Raj Nair, Joe Hinrichs and Joel Piaskowski from Ford about the 2015 Mustang. They discuss everything from when the new Mustang started development to the radical changes in the new version.
The 2015 Mustang is the first one that will sell on a global scale. It was important to the team to make a Mustang a car that would sell globally, but keep the traditional Mustang characteristics.
The team had three design goals. They wanted a car that is unmistakingly a Mustang; just modernized. They wanted a car that they could sell worldwide. They wanted a car that looked like it carried the Ford DNA from other vehicles.
Traditionalists may bemoan the front end looking like a Fusion, but looking at the car it looks like a Ford product. From what we’ve seen so far, Ford has achieved their goals.
Ford recognizes that enthusiasts will need to see the car to determine if they like it or not. Shortly after the unveiling worldwide, Ford brought the new Mustang GT to Cars and Coffee to show off.
The 5.0L Coyote V8 is a carryover engine from the 2014 making it the right choice to show off early. It is also what makes a Mustang a Mustang. We think an American V8 is what should power a Mustang, even though we like the idea of the 2.3L EcoBoost.
The 2015 Mustang convertible features an all-new electromechanical top. This design allows the top to open and close faster than previous versions, preserve trunk space, and provide a more streamlined look.
Listening to customer feedback, the new top is a cloth design, providing better insulation from sound and weather than the tops before. One latch makes the top easier to use. Two sets of golf clubs fit into the trunk with the top up or down.
The trunk lid design differs from the coupe for the first time. Designers took into account the aerodynamic differences between a coupe and convertible. This allows Ford to make each version the best it can.
When you think of people with large car collections, you think of Jay Leno. His web series, Jay Leno’s Garage, sees the latest and greatest before they hit showrooms. Ford brought by the new Mustang GT for his inspection.
There is some history in this video too. Lee Iacocca visits with the Mustang One and the first production Mustang to talk about Mustang history. For those uneducated about Mustang history, this video catches them up.
Ford doesn’t allow Jay to drive the 2015 Mustang. The pre-production car does not have registration information. For those wanting a bit of history, this video needs to be watched.
The 2015 Mustang design makes it as aerodynamic as possible. Wind tunnel testing dictated that the Mustang have a lower hood to recapture the air broken up by the shark nose. Door mounted mirrors replace pillar mounted mirrors to channel air away from the windows. This improves noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) experienced by the driver. Less wind noise gives the car a more quality feeling.
Each version of the Mustang has a different designed air dam for aerodynamics. The track package vehicles will have the air funneled towards the brakes to keep them cool. The EcoBoost version targets fuel efficiency.
The fastback design returns for 2015 as a throwback to the 1965 version.
Gail Wise purchased the first Mustang ever to hit the streets back in 1964. The dealership she purchased it from sold it to her early, and she still owns it today. The launch of the new Mustang made her a bit of a rockstar. Ford has brought her out for the Mustang launch, the Detroit auto show and the Chicago Auto Show.
For the new Mustang, Ford gave someone an opportunity to be the next Gail Wise by allowing them to buy the first Mustang at auction. Partnering with Barrett Jackson, Ford sold the rights to the first Mustang to a guy willing to pay $300,000 for the privilege. 100% of the money goes to charity and it aired on television for the world to see.
Ford has yet to unveil the Shelby version of the new Mustang. We expect it soon, maybe even as early as the New York International Auto Show. The new high-powered pony is undergoing testing right now, and difficult to hide. This video shows some guys who found a new Shelby in Los Angeles, and follow it for a good amount of time.
The exhaust sounds louder than the 5.0 in the GT. Extra air intakes on the hood and front bumper exist to channel air into the new engine. We do not know what engine will appear in the Shelby, but cool air is always important. We hope to see the final version soon.
The 2015 Mustang hits dealerships later this fall. Pricing will be similar to 2014 prices. Expect more information from the coming New York International Auto Show, where the Mustang celebrates its 50th anniversary.