2015 FORD MUSTANG GT BACKGROUND
Of course, 2015 saw an all-new 6th-generation Mustang, the first all-new Mustang in 11 model years. The new car is meant to have a broader international appeal (read that: Europe), and so finally a property IRS (Independent Rear Suspension) setup was added. What a difference in ride and handling over the old 5th-gen-and-earlier live axles. Of course, you can’t have a new Mustang without a new Mustang GT. So, for the 2015 Mustang GT, Ford dropped in the 5.0-liter Coyote DOHC V8 punching out 435 horses at a lofty 6500 rpm. Available in both 6-speed manual or 6-speed auto, the stick is good for a 4.7-second run to 60, and quarter-mile times are around 13.2 seconds at 110 mph. Not bad for a car this nice to drive every day. That’s the secret to the Mustang’s success after 50 years, you know. Maybe not the all-out fastest, Mustangs have always been easy to live with. Easier to get in and out of than a Camaro, smaller and lighter than a Challenger, it’s always been so, and it is so today. Speed and grace. What a combination.
2015 Ford Mustang GT INTERIOR
2015 Ford Mustang GT ENGINES
2015 FORD MUSTANG GT 5.0 COYOTE V8 ENGINE
Introduced in the 2011 Mustang GT, the 5.0 Coyote V8 has been Ford’s workhorse superstar ever since, and proven very versatile. Starting out with 400 horsepower, it has seen significant horsepower increases in its various forms, including the Boss 302. For the 2015 Mustang GT, Ford changed out the charge motion control valves and installed better-breathing heads with revised high-flow ports, larger intake and exhaust valves and stiffer valve springs. The forged steel rods and crankshaft were now being balanced in a more precise fashion, which allowed for a higher compression ratio and loftier redline. Top it all off with a brand new intake and exhaust system, and the new 435-horse Coyote has neck-snapping power and a throaty exhaust growl.