S550 to Debut with 1,000 Limited Edition 2014.5 Mustangs

2015 Ford Mustang Concept Rendering

Ford Motor Company inside sources are reporting the newly redesigned–but still highly secretive–2015 S550 Mustang will make its debut with a limited edition, 1,000 unit run of 2014 1/2 Mustangs.

[UPDATE: The 2015 Mustang is here and we have exclusive video, images, specs and more on the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang.]

 

Following an earlier media slip-up by a Ford representative, MustangsDaily is now confirming a special edition, limited release of the up-and-coming S550 Mustang to be produced as a 2014 1/2 model year car, fully badged and with special VIN numbers for identification. We’ve already viewed the new Mustang in action and heard what its V8 may sound like, now we know the first of these new pony cars to roll out of the factory will be a must-have edition to collector’s treasure troves. With only 1000 Mustangs set for special 2014.5 markings, expect significant dealership markup on pricing when they do become available.

In addition to the body redesign and new motor options expected, the V8 option may receive a power upgrade putting the expected coyote motor’s output at anywhere from 450-475 horsepower.

What will the 2014 1/2 Mustang look like?

With the piles of concept designs, spy shots and rumors floating around the web it can be hard to digest the endless stream of information surrounding the next generation Mustang, let alone paint an accurate picture of what the car will look like. Here’s a few designs that might be the most accurate representation we have yet:

2015 Ford Mustang New Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite the hooting an hollering of many enthusiasts about the new Mustang being too European or possibly having a design that closely mirrors Ford’s EVOS concept, the latest video and spy shots indicate quite the opposite. The latest evidence we have points to an aggressive, possibly Jaguar F-type inspired design that is far from the fully rounded EVOS concept.

It’s very possible Ford has not publicly squashed the “Eurostang” rumors to help fuel sales of their 2014 Mustangs; the last production S197 cars to be built. Ford, as well as other automobile manufacturers, have had considerable difficulties moving the final model production year vehicles off their lots.  The Eurostang scare has helped sell current 2013 Mustangs at a rate that has surpassed Camaro sales by more than 3,000 cars–not too bad considering the monstrous hype behind the 2015′s release.

When can we expect to see these 2014.5 Mustangs?

All signs point to the 2015 Mustang being released at the New York Auto Show, on April 17th–the Mustang’s 50th anniversary. With less than a year from the official release, it wouldn’t be surprising if some lucky photographer snaps a few shots of the car before Ford officially lifts the cover on this highly anticipated vehicle.

News Source: MustangsDaily

Image Sources: Mustang6G & Car&Driver

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  • Michael Jacques

    I like this design. Not too far from my 2010.

  • david

    Completely ugly

  • Benjamin Thompson

    You may as well call it The Fusion, Jr. Looks too much like the Ford Fusion. There you go again Ford, screwing up on an American Icon.

    • GuidZilla

      These aren’t from FORD! good god.

    • Chris

      You’re right Benjamin, might as well call it Fusion Jr. Actually that’s where they got the concept from, I still don’t understand why try to compare a 4cyl body style (fusion), with a muscle car like a mustang. Idk what the heads of Ford Corp are thinking or doing. Also u still don’t understand why add another engine to the line. Why make a turbo charged engine when you can work the 3.7 v6 hp up, and keep it naturally aspirated. I work for a Ford Dealership in Denver and every month we go to a Ford meeting, and im surprised of the things that their trying to do.. Screwing American Cars

  • Rj Westphal

    This looks much better than a lot of the others I’ve seen, but I’ll be keeping what I’ve got.

  • Clarkkent113

    I have a 2009 GT, but I’d sell it and pick up the new Stang if it resembled the first photo above. I think it retains the muscular look and actually reminds me a bit (in a great way) of an Aston Martin.

    So yes, maybe it’s a bit more “Euro” but not to a crazy degree. Plus I’m tired of 300hp, I want some 400+ goodness.

    And look at the bright side, at least this isn’t the redesigned Camaro that’s coming out; that thing is butt ugly.

    • Andrew Cilio

      I think you’re on to something–a lot of In The Know people working around the new Mustang have compared its looks to an Aston Martin or the new Jag F-type.
      - Andrew

  • Johnny Cozart

    Thanks for leaving the gas-filler on the (proper) left (driver) side of the car…unlike the dumb Camero!!!

    • daSNAKE

      The gas cap goes on the side of the car where the exhaust produces the least amount of heat, there is no “proper” side. And it is not “Camero”, its Camaro. Noob.

      • jesset

        I personally think it makes much more sense to place it on the driver side. That way you don’t have to walk around the car to pump your gas. I sometimes drive a Cavalier, and that annoys me. First world problems lol

        • Danny Blaney

          I like it on the passenger side like my New Edge mustang. There’s never a line at the gas station.

        • Josh Yiggy

          dude i drive cavalier and it doesnt bother me really. a few extra steps. no biggie.

    • Neckbonekat

      If you’re going to call something dumb at least learn how to spell the name correctly. Nothing like calling something stupid while making yourself look more so in the process.

  • Donnie Williams

    Looks nice, but I like the current look more.

  • Dana Bradshaw

    Wonderful. It was so predictable. There goes the unique look. Ford discontinues Thunderbird and Cougar, why not just go and ruin the only car in their production line that looks stylish and classy. WAY TO GO FORD

  • KIRK D HYSELL

    Kirk D Hysell IVE BEEN DRIVING MUSTANGS ALL MY LIFE AND OWNED ALL THE 60s A FEW 70s A FEW 80 90s AND OWN ONE BADD ASS 05 GT RIGHT NOW ,,BUT THIS STANG LOOKS LIKE ITS BEEN STUNG ,,NOT A GOOD IDEAL AT ALL ,,JUST MY THOUGHTS ..LOOKS TO EUROPE TO ME LETS GET BACK TO THE ICONIC LOOK ,THAT IS WHAT MAKES US STAND OUT FROM ALL THE OTHERS

  • Neckbonekat

    Ford is trying to make the all American Mustang into a more European pleasing look. In the mean time they are losing the respect of the people that made the Mustang an icon to begin with.

    • Robert

      Maybe it also has to do with the people they are going after! Young people, they want to appeal to them as well.. Right? I mean I am 23 years old and I’ve been saving up to buy me this mustang. I like the way it looks!

      • Neckbonekat

        There’s certainly a ring of truth to that. There’s no doubt this will be the best driving Mustang ever I guess those of is that have been Mustangs for decades were very glad to see Mustang finally get a truly aggressive look, then to see it going to a two door Taurus is a little disappointing. I hope you get it and enjoy the hell out of it before you have kids. Kids are the number one killer of Mustangs. LOL

  • Gary Hitchcock

    I wonder if the new Stang will have I.R.S. or solid rear axel like the current cars

    • Andrew Cilio

      The 2015 has been confirmed to be getting an IRS in replacement of the current solid rear axle.

      - Andrew

      • Jason Odziana

        It will pretty much be the same rear suspension as the new CD391′s and 536
        (Fusion and Mkz) awd’s

        • Andrew Cilio

          The more I hear, the more I’m intrigued. Can’t wait to get behind the wheel of one; it’s going to be something New for sure. Danke

          - Andrew

        • Danny Blaney

          no its likely more similar to the older lincoln LS IRS and jaguar XK. They are built on the Ford DEW platform that the s197 platform is based on. Its not going to share the rear suspension with a front wheel drive based car.

  • Don Falloon

    Guys… *ahem* As you bash the images and whine about how the new car looks, THESE ARE FRIKKIN’ RENDERINGS, SOMEBODY’S BEST GUESS, AND TOTALLY UNRELATED TO FORD MOTOR COMPANY AND ARE NOT FORD’S FINAL PRODUCT!! Ever actually try reading the articles, or do your lips move as you look at the pictures, too??

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled bitch-fest…

  • Gary Hitchcock

    I hate the hood line on it.It looks to Metro Sexual

  • billy dogman

    LOL WHAT A BUNCH OF IDIOTS! THAT IS NOT THE MUSTANG. GET OVER IT. I HAVE SEEN THE MUSTANG AND IT LOOKS NO WHERE NEAR THAT LOOK.LOL…YOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY..LOL….FORD HATERS BACK OFF..LOL….ITS THE KISS OF DEATH!

    • Jason Odziana

      IDK, the blue one looks pretty close to all the S550′s that I’ve seen built. I’m just suprised no one’s bitching about them putting 4 cylinders in them. I put 2.3L turbo 4 cylinders in the S197′s so they can get a base calibration for the S550′s almost 2 years ago.

      • Mike Tarlton

        Please tell us more!

  • Aaron

    American Muscle! You should be ashamed of yourselves. If this news came from “an inside source”, reveal their name because THIS IS NOT WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE.

    • Andrew Cilio

      The inside source was in relation to the special release of 1,000 2014.5 Mustangs.

      The photos are renderings(opinions) by artists displaying their take on what the 2015 will look like, based on recent video and spy shots of a camo-covered 2015 prototype driving around the Michigan area. Ford has not released anything official yet.

      - Andrew

  • DaGonz

    People.. this is a nautral evolution of the car.. it maintains the long hood, short deck look.
    I would buy it.

  • Matthew Wallace

    Do the current mustangs have the coyote motor ?

  • Ed

    Looks way too European! This is AMERICAN MUSCLE! Come guys don’t sell out! The 2010-2014 line-up finally brought the look back where is should be!

  • Barbara Hansen

    I’ll keep my beautiful Colorado Red 06 GT , thank you. Too busy! Too much going on. It’s like going to a NBA game. No one watches the old guys lumber down the court because there are too many distractions going on. She needs to be sleek and elegant as well as a great muscle car. This looks like a middle school group project where everyone had one thing thrown in and no one did any editing. I truly hope she looks better in person and just doesn’t photograph well.

  • Matthew Newman

    One note..all of the renderings (That I have seen anyway) illustrate sail mounted mirrors, the production cars have door mounts..hope this adds to the debate/conversation.

    • Andrew Cilio

      Very good point–I’m surprised that has been overlooked by even the best of the renderings we have so far. It is one of the few clearly noticeable details in the spy videos/photos.

  • KoshN

    Ford, all of your cars don’t have to look alike!!! While I like the current 2013-2014 Mustang front end look, I liked the 2011-2012 front end look more. The guesses at the 2015 Mustang front end look (above) are sort of a morph of a 2014 Fusion, a Taurus and an Aston Martin, but it’s NOT a Mustang. I like the rest of the car, the side looks and the return of the IRS, but man, don’t RUIN the front end looks by making it look waaaaaaaay too much like a Taurus/Fusion. A Mustang should look unique, not like one of the Taurus and Fusion cars that are everywhere you look. At least in 2013, when you see a 2014 or earlier Mustang coming up from behind, you can recognize it AS a Mustang.

  • Bill T Hamilton

    This one for 2015 still has my interest. This from a fella who lost interest in the Mustang for about 35 years (1970-2005) as Ford ‘mucked about’ with ‘the look’.

  • Steve Como

    Seen it at a car show. Looks good until you look at the but a** end of it. Think it will be nicknamed for that ugly rear end. That part of it rates with the Edsel. Still reserving Judgement but still went looking and found a Boss before the uglier ones come out.