Test Mule of 2015 Ford Mustang Spied
The test mule of next generation 2015 Ford Mustang, a car that will mark the 50th anniversary of the classic Pony car, has been spied. The spy photos reveal nothing much, but few tweaks have been made and somethings have been taken out of the car. For instance, instead of archaic solid rear axle, aluminum control arms are included. The spied images indicate the mule is running an independent rear suspension, which is actually an essential feature as Ford claims the new model to be a global car. However, it is unclear whether the next generation Ford Mustang will feature independent rear suspension, since they tested such a setup on the existing model and neglected it at the last minute.
The bulging, camouflaged fuel filler door signifies a change in the chassis’ hard points. Besides, the A-pillar-mounted gauge pod likely measuring boost pressure or vacuum pressure, and the cut and modified lower-half of the rear bumper surrounding the exhaust are other major features included. Some of the styling tweaks included in the new model has been inspired by the Evos concept, and also by the modern Ford products like the 2013 Ford Fusion. These similarities are intended to appeal to Generation Y. There are also structural differences in the roof with the Mustang mule, which has a large gap on either side of the roof panel. Even though the snaps of the front portion have not taken, it seems it would be similar to the existing Ford Mustang GT.
The next-generation Mustang is likely to be powered by a new 2.0 liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine from an old-school V8. Stay tuned for more.
Head on over to our friends at Caradvice to see the test mule.