We’ve heard a lot about the new Mustang and we’ll no doubt hear more in the upcoming moths leading to its world premiere in 2014 – some say at next year’s Detroit Motor Show in January, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Ford chooses the New York Auto Show in April (press days on April 16-17) since the original was presented at the World’s Fair in New York, on April 17, 1964.
While we’ve seen spy photos of the 2015 Mustang before, those cars were test mules. The one you see here is believed to be hiding the actual bodywork of the 6th generation model. However, the use of pads under the wraps on most sections of the body, including the roof, don’t allow for any conclusive remarks on its styling.
If your curiosity is killing you, you can take a look at these renders created by Carscoops’ own Josh Byrnes who made them after talking to sources who have seen some of the actual pre-production prototypes.
Besides the modern looks with retro styling cues, the next Mustang, which is codenamed S550, is said to finally adopt an independent rear suspension and a turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine that will help Ford infiltrate other markets outside North America including Europe.
A recent report stated that the EcoBoost unit will have a displacement of 2.3-liters and it will be offered in the States as well, slotting between the 3.7-liter V6 (currently producing 305hp) and the 5.0-liter V8 (rated for 420hp in the current model), so if true, expect it to deliver around 350hp. We could also see a less powerful but greener and more fuel-efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost exclusively for sale in overseas markets as a base model.
Along with these powerplants, Ford will release competitors for the Camaro ZL1 in the form of the Shelby GT500 as well as for the Camaro Z28, with more to follow.
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