By muscle car standards, the current Ford Mustang is a lightweight. In fact, in GT coupe specification, it tips the scales at around 3,600 pounds which is some 260 pounds less than the Chevrolet Camaro SS and more than 400 pounds lighter than a Dodge Challenger R/T. However, the 2015 Ford Mustang is set to weigh significantly less than any of those, including the outgoing Mustang, with reports suggesting it’ll shed some 400 pounds!
Those weight savings will be achieved through the use of lightweight materials such as aluminium. However, don’t expect to find any carbon fiber body panels on the 2015 Ford Mustang. Additionally, this lighter overall weight will be achieved in part to the smaller size of the 2015 Ford Mustang. As a matter of fact, the new car will measure 15 inches shorter than the current car as well as being 6.5 inches narrower.
In recent times, there have been conflicting reports about how much power the EcoBoost four-cylinder engine borrowed from the Ford Focus ST will deliver when fitted to the 2015 Ford Mustang. Recent reports from Australia claimed that the small engine would produce just 248hp, 4hp less than the Ford Focus ST. However, this conflicts with most reports suggesting that the car will feature a larger displacement 2.3-liter engine, up from the standard 2.0-liters, and ultimately produce anywhere from 300hp to 350hp.
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