It’s just past 1:00am, and we all know what that means; Ford has pushed the start button on the reveal-process of the new 2015 Mustang after introducing the car to some 2,500 guests in six cities across four continents tonight – and all for good reason as it will be the first model in the car’s 50 year old history to be officially offered for sale globally.
So, after a marathon of posts dedicated to the Mustang, what else have we to show you now? Well, we’ve gathered over 60 photos, including the first of the Convertible and some we took from the official configurator that just went live (play with it here), as well as four promo videos.
Ford’s initial press blurb may be long, but it doesn’t go into all the nitty-griities, nor does it really add anything new to what we’ve already told you today and in the past.
If you insist, however, we’ll mention that Ford confirmed the availability of upgraded versions of the current 3.7-liter V6 and 5.0-liter V8 mills, and the addition of the new 2.3-liter EcoBoot four-cylinder turbo.
The Blue Oval said that the base V6 will produce “at least” 300 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque, with the V8 that comes with an upgraded valvetrain and cylinder heads, more than 420 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. As for the inline-four turbo, it will have a project output of more than 305 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque.
“This EcoBoost engine delivers where a Mustang driver expects it to, with a broad, flat torque curve that pours out when you stand on it for easy passing or hustling down a twisty road,” commented Dave Pericak, Ford Mustang chief engineer.
Transferring power to the rear wheels will be an updated manual gearbox or a reworked automatic transmission that now features new steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.
The Mustang’s global aspirations forced Ford to finally develop an all-new integral-link independent rear suspension, with the car sporting an also new double ball-joint front MacPherson strut system. European models will come with standard 19-inch wheels.
Drivers will also be able adjust steering effort, engine response, and transmission and electronic stability control settings through the available Selectable Drive Mode system controlled via toggle switches on the console.
“We already set a very high standard for Mustang’s dynamics with Boss 302, and our goal was to go above and beyond that with this new car,” said Pericak.
The independent rear suspension setup is also said to help improve passenger and luggage space, though, don’t expect miracles.
Ford’s release dedicated some space to the new tech that comes to enhance the car’s more modern character, including the Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control, Track Apps, MyColor gauges and new Shaker Pro audio system.
One last thing we’ll mention before we let you have some fun with the pictures, videos and, of course, the comments area, is that the Mustang Coupe and Convertible will reach U.S. dealerships in late 2014, with the rest of the world, including Australia (yes, it will be sold in RHD) and Europe, to follow in 2015.