Here it is, folks. In these slightly blurry, cameraphone-snapped photos lies the 2015 Ford Mustang–the 6th generation of our beloved and truly iconic pony car. AutoWeek Magazine has had these coveted photos since the press was invited to see the new car, and now it looks like someone has leaked the magazine itself just two days before we will see the actual car in person.
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Ignoring the blurry second-hand nature of the photos, these are indeed real pictures, published by AutoWeek of a base model 2015 Mustang. Ford did not want this to happen until December 5th, two days from today. Unfortunately for them, their party has been at least slightly ruined by whoever leaked these photos of the upcoming AutoWeek Magazine which has a cover story on the 50th anniversary Ford Mustang. It’s hard to read from the photos, but this article does confirm the few lingering rumors we’ve been eagerly awaiting confirmation on. It also mentions a 2.3L with an optional performance package (break out the 2015 SVO memorabilia). Even better, it states the GT Performance package posted better numbers around the track than the 2012-2013 BOSS 302. That’s a pretty impressive statement. Here’s a few details that may or may not be a surprise to some of you:
- Aluminum Front Fenders
- 200 lb. weight loss
- 15″ Rotors on GT
- Selective Drive Modes
- Standard Keyless Start
- Date Recording App.
It should be no surprise to anyone that these details were provided via Mustang6g.com and SVTPerformance. It should also not shock you that when AutoWeek accidentally released a video of the 2015 Mustang on their YouTube channel, a community member snapped a photo of the new Mustang as it was being dolled up for the cameras. Adding up the fact that the magazine was posted today and the video leaked at relatively the same time, this was either a well sculpted, calculated blunder on AutoWeek’s part, or for some odd reason Ford sanctioned it.