We would have to imagine that Ford knew it couldn't keep its 2015 Mustang under wraps for too long, and with only days to go before the pony car's official unveiling, the dam seems to be cracking. SVTPerformance.com member Screamin 40th just posted some images taken of the sixth-gen Mustang prominently featured in and on the cover of the December 9 issue of Autoweek magazine.

These images show that recent renderings we saw weren't too far off. The face is just like what we saw in spy shots a few months back, but the rear of the car features some of its more striking cues. Starting with the pronounced haunches and hidden B-pillars, the rear view of the new Mustang might be its best with the ridged, three-bar taillights, a rear diffuser and the lack of a faux gas cap, which allows the galloping pony to be an even more prominent element against the black trim. The images also reveal a small portion of the updated interior carrying over retro themes like the deep-dish steering wheel and dual-gauge instrument cluster, but it also adds some modern tech with a big MyFord Touch display with a clean center stack layout.

No official word on powertrain or other specs, but while we can't make out most of the magazine's text, our eyes did catch the mention of a "2.3 Performance Pack" suggesting that the rumored 2.3-liter, turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder will be available. In terms of performance, the Mustang GT will still offer the 5.0-liter V8, and the article reads that the 2015 GT with the Performance package will actually be faster on the track than the Boss 302. Some other interesting tidbits about the new Mustang are the standard push-button starter, the availability of adaptive cruise control, an independent rear suspension, a 200-pound weight reduction (that at least somewhat will be afforded by using aluminum front fenders) and a wheelbase that measures the same 107.1 inches as the current design.

As the Mustang looks to go global, Ford expects about 10 percent of this car's volume to come from outside the US and Canada, and it appears that the only change for its role in One Ford is that the LED taillights will not be offered with a sequential turn signal outside of North America.

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      Chris S
      • 1 Year Ago
      Really not impressed with that front profile. Looks like the took the current model and smashed it on the nose.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Chris S
        Probably the same reason why most European/EDM cars look like they have smashed front ends -- EU crash standards. This new stang is being sold worldwide so it has to adhere to other standards now.
      • 1 Year Ago
      "No official word on powertrain or other specs" Other than seeing both a GT and a 2.3 Performance Pack noted in the blurriness.
      Vincent Barone
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is it still considered "leaking" if the company allows for it to be debuted for a big feature in a major publication?
      • 1 Year Ago
      I see a reference to a "200 pound reduction." I wish it was more, but I like.
        • 1 Year Ago
        Considering it was already the lightest among the big three, 200lbs is a nice reduction. 200 lbs from the next Challenger would be disappointing.
          • 1 Year Ago
          200lb from the Challenger would still be over 4000lb, so yeah.
        • 1 Year Ago
        Good eye!
      • 1 Year Ago
      The 200 lbs diet is interesting.
      • 1 Year Ago
      In addition to my other comment: It does look a bit too European to me, and that's not how a Stang should look. I just hope it can powerslide and shred tires without much effort!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Like most others, I'll reserve judgement. But once I get a real picture of the GT with the track pack (this base V6 just isn't quite what I had hoped for), and see how the reviews of it's performance and interior quality stack up with the current gen. Boss 302, I'll decide between those two. The depreciation rate, which of the two I can get used cheaper, will also be a factor. I'm just not sure I can wait until enough 2015's appear in the used market.....
      Greg Aryous
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great video on WSJ website http://live.wsj.com/video/a-look-at-the-2015-ford-mustang-2013-12-04-171151435/BEB0941E-DF6C-4625-B524-FBE39F897966.html#!3A0244F8-3FA6-446F-91AD-900C88670515
      • 1 Year Ago
      This whole brand image thing is out of control these days. All the cars in a manufacturer's line up look the same from head-on. In my opinion Pontiac was the only company that could pull it off and not have every car look the same. Kidney grilles in front, and that is all.
      • 1 Year Ago
      woohoo, time to get me self a lease return. the bargain is with the 2011 to 2013. get them!
      car czar
      • 1 Year Ago
      More sports car than pony car. In the current gen mustang four adults could go for one hell of a thrill ride. I think any one over five feet will not fit in that back seat. I will definitely only consider buying the convertible.
      • 1 Year Ago
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