Spy photographers at Hooniverse spotted the rumored 2015 Ford Mustang being tested in the daylight.
The images show a current-generation Mustang, equipped with a purported new center stack and independent rear suspension setup. Previously, there were reports that the automaker is yet to decide whether it wanted an independent or solid rear suspension. However, there is a bigger chance that the upcoming model will feature an independent rear suspension, since all of Mustang’s competitors have one.
Its interior is not done yet, but it already features a tachometer with 6,500 rpm redline. It points out to the car’s design that brings to mind the past in a not-so iconic way. In relation to this, Ford’s Focus ST is redlined at 6,500 rpm. This makes the rumored car’s front-mounted intercooler to hype up the speculations that it was tested using ST’s forced-induction, 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine.
The 2015 Ford Mustang appears to be a revolutionary iteration of its predecessors. The car manufacturer is expected to shrink its size a bit, and it may also feature turbocharged power for the first time in three decades.
EcoBoost Engine: What You Need to Know
Prior to this, it was reported that Ford is still uncertain with the EcoBoost landing on its next Mustang. However, it is inevitable that the car will showcase the technology in the future, as pointed out by Ford’s Product Chief Derrick Kuzak last January.
It has been rumored for years that the EcoBoost engine will appear in the Mustang. In relation to this, the car manufacturer has always maintained that the technology would be commonly used throughout its lineup. Furthermore, the engine is offered in four- and six-cylinder variants in the United States.
Additionally, Ford updated its car for the 2013 model year. The automaker increased the model’s GT to 420 hp, as well as topping the Shelby GT500 at 650 hp with over 200 mph top speed.
Although it may still take a while before the 2015 Ford Mustang see the light of day, the recent spy shots confirm that the car manufacturer is heading to a new direction. There were also reports that the upcoming mule will take design cues from the Evos concept that was revealed during the 2011 Frankfurt motor show.
That being said, the next-generation model is set to debut sometime in 2014, and it will feature the current model’s six- and eight-cylinder engines.