50 years ago, Ford made automotive history by introducing the Mustang to a world hungry for eye-catching, sporty vehicles. Now, five decades later, the 2015 model reminds us what made that original pony car so great, while adding cutting-edge innovations that boost both performance and economy.
The 2015 Mustang has everything that sets a great sports car apart from the crowd. It features a lean, wide profile that enhances performance at all speeds. The abbreviated rear deck enables smooth airflow while allowing the long-sloping hood to make a powerful statement.
The angled windshield and rear glass contribute to the car’s superb aerodynamics. Up front is a trapezoidal grill and classically-inspired front fascia that reminds the viewer of a hungry shark on the prowl.
Convertible owners will appreciate that the new top lowers in half the time as the previous model.
The designers at Ford have apparently decided that their new performance models should focus on the driving experience itself, rather than distracting occupants with fancy gadgets and glitzy eye candy. This is the best way to explain the interior of the 2015 Mustang. It is sparse and clean by today’s standards, with lo- key black tones that focus on functionality rather than anesthetics. Controls are highly ergonomic and easy to master. The three-pillar steering wheel enables easy control, and the seats mold to the human form for enhanced comfort.
Like all automakers, Ford has been invited by Uncle Sam to squeeze every last drop of energy out of each gallon of fuel. Yet, at the same time, models like the Mustang must appeal to performance-driven buyers. The fact that the 2015 Mustang is able to do so with such panache is a testament to American ingenuity. Buyers can choose between 2.3 L, 3.7 L and 5 L configurations, with the 3.7 L V-6 standard. Even this moderately-powered engine kicks out 300+ horses and 270 foot-pounds of torque, ample proof that the new Mustang is a serious performer as well as a great-looking car. The people at Ford are understandably proud of this new model.