You very well might be seeing something close to this rendering when Ford reveals the real deal.
Ford has announced the 2015 Mustang’s official release date, December 5th, and also plans on dropping a sneak peak photo via Instagram at some unknown time beforehand. Within the next two weeks we’ll know exactly what this car is going to look like, but for many Mustang enthusiasts out there that’s a painful amount of time to have to wait. With the official Ford CAD design files in hand, the artist Chazcron, Mustang6g and fellow forum member jjw have brought you the very best rendition of the 2015 Mustang, just two weeks before its official release.
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2015 Mustang – 360 Degree View
Based on the CAD files and other intel gathered from spy photos and the word of Ford insiders, Chazcron’s 360* spin gives you the best to-date example of what a bare-bones, stock 2015 Mustang is going to look like. There are still a few mysteries that had to be filled in with best guesses, but for the most part, a lot of what you see will echoed when Ford officially drops the curtain.
What about the engines?
We’re still not certain as to the exact lineup, but we do know the final engine lineup will look something like this: 4 cylinder EcoBoost (300-330HP), the current V6(300HP [UPDATE: confirmed at 300 horsepower]), possibly a V6 EcoBoost(360-400HP [UPDATE: not for 2015, but possibly in the future]), and the current Coyote 5.0 (anywhere from 430-500HP [UPDATE: speculated at around 430 horsepower]). If you’re a believer in the leaked Ford survey, then subtract out the EcoBoost V6 and you have your lineup. Rumor has ti the EcoBoost V6 will indeed make its way into the lineup, but not until 2016/2017 at the earliest and will be positioned right below the Coyote GT.
IRS & weight loss
Yes, you’re still getting an independent rear suspension. As for weight loss, original reports had the S550 platform dropping 400lbs, being shorter in length and not as wide when compared to the current S197 chassis, but this will likely vary by trim level. For all we know, either the 4 cylinder or the new SVT/GT350 will be the one loosing 400lbs, while the other trim levels remain at the current weight levels, or somewhere in between 0-400lbs in total weight loss. This is another detail we’ll have to continue to wait and see what Ford has to say.