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Spied: 2015 Ford Mustang front end

The 2015 Ford Mustang is instantly recognizable, but bears hallmarks of the Evos concept car.

By AutoWeek Oct 9, 2013 5:29AM


The 2015, or 2014.5 depending on who you ask, Ford Mustang will go on sale next April, on the car's 50th anniversary.

It will most likely arrive with four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines and for the first time an independent rear suspension.

We've already seen a few spy shots of the next Mustang testing, but these pictures supplied by someone on the inside give us our first good look at the front end.

We expect the car will look similar to the Evos concept we saw at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show, and according to, the platform will be called the S550. The front end should be a bit more rounded while sequential taillights will probably continue duty in back.

The four- and six-cylinder motors will most likely be of the turbocharged Ecoboost variety, and will probably be the only engines for the European version of the 'Stang. Automotive News is predicting upwards of 300 hp from the four banger. Back here in the ole' U.S. of A, we'll surely get the rock solid 5.0-liter V8.

Check out the new pics, and tell us what you'd like to see in the sixth-generation ponycar.

-- Jake Lingeman


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Oct 10, 2013 4:00AM
Mistake, typo...not the first time with an independent rear! 99-01 & 03-04 Cobra
Oct 11, 2013 8:26AM
While I think it is smart to move the market forward, I have mixed emotions on the Aston Martin look for Mustang. That said, I feel the best thing for Ford to do would be offer a EcoBoost 4 cylinder "SVO" model, with tech package, big brakes and sport suspension, to compete with the tuner cars (i.e. Subaru BRZ, Hyundai Genesis Coupe, etc.). However, doing so without alienating the people whose leases are running out on their Boss Mustang, current Mustang GT. Meaning a warmed over 5.0L V8 with direct injection with maybe an SVT track pack for those of us to like taking the twisties and a drag pack for those who want to go down the drag strip.
Oct 10, 2013 9:03AM
Anything less than the Car & Driver rendition for the new Mustang will be a disappointment. Ford really has a clean sheet of paper to work with and I hope there is nothing left in the body lines from the current version. The new Mustand should be all new and reflect Ford's ability to design and build a super car instead of showing us their designs and inovations and then letting GM bring them to market first (i.e. active grill shutters)
Oct 11, 2013 9:47AM
Oct 10, 2013 5:19AM
I can't say anything for sure until I see it without the camo, but so far I like what I see.  It still definitely looks like a Mustang, but it walks away from the stupid "I miss Nixon" retro styling.  If the rumors from Edmunds about the size and weight of the new model are true (15" shorter and 400lbs lighter), I just might visit a Ford dealer against my better judgement.  Most likely, I will do the smart thing and just keep going with my '06 Acura RSX Type-S and stick with the choice I made last year.  Still I won't lie, I will be tempted.

However, I would take the rumors from Edmunds with a grain of salt.  I would be shocked if they actually hit such ambitious targets.  I am even a little dubious if those targets are real.

Oct 10, 2013 10:10PM

ford should produce a smaller knocked down version of the LOLA GT with a subaru boxer engine (much like the porsche 914).

or the original mustang protoype

Oct 10, 2013 9:15AM
Anything short f the Car & Driver rendition will be a disappointment. Ford really should not use any of the curretn body styles lines or proportions. We need a car that is all new and can compete with anything on the market and smoke the camaro and/or corvette. Ford has the knowledge, skill, design talent and parts bin to give us a truly fabulous car. THEY JUST NEED TO DO IT. Devote Mustang fan here and I have a spot in my garage waiting for the new car but it better be a cross between the Ferrari California (body style) and the turbo 911. oh and please give us a direct injected, twin turbo V8 with independent suspension. paddle shifters, huge disc brakes and active suspension. FORD Blue til the day I die
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