With a number of 2015 Ford Mustang versions finally available to configure, the fun of speculating about next year's high-performance 'Stang can now begin. It looks like Ford has something seriously fun planned too. One of our spy photographers just snapped some fresh pics of the 2016 Mustang SVT, which is believed to be hiding the final body shape under all of that heavy camouflage.

Ford clearly doesn't want prying eyes looking at its new pride and joy. It would be hard to put much more obfuscation on a car than this one wears – it even has mesh baffles around the exhausts to conceal how many there are and panels over the wheels to hide their design. However, the Blue Oval can't keep everything a secret. The biggest clue that something special is hidden underneath is the massive hood bulge and vent in front of it. Clearly, whatever is under there is hungry for cool air. The shape of the camo indicates that there may be fender vents on each side, and there are also obscured outlets behind the front wheels likely to pull cool air through the brakes. At the rear, the concealment does its job, making it hard to observe any big changes. The fact that Ford wants it kept such a secret might indicate something, though.

A few photos of the interior show far less cover than the outside. You can easily make out the model's 6,500 rpm redline with a possible 7,000 rpm over-rev function. The big Recaro sport seats also look quite supportive.

The name of the new high-performance Mustang is still somewhat of a mystery. While SVT is developing the model, it's reportedly called simply the GT350. Until Ford decides that the camo is less necessary, at least these spy shots can help build more anticipation for its top pony car.


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      Hybridnetics
      • 6 Months Ago
      Ummmm... Are those Carbon Ceramics??
        Maor Roffe
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Hybridnetics
        Definitely appears to be carbon ceramic brakes on the front axle, not the rear though. Still, thats pretty awesome. Hope this car's base price comes in under $50k!
      Luke
      • 6 Months Ago
      Hey, let's put some tape over the pony on the steering wheel! That'll throw 'em of!
      Riley C.
      • 6 Months Ago
      I'm getting kinda excited. Those brakes look like they can stop the moon!
      Sixdeuces
      • 6 Months Ago
      My guess: It IS a twin turbo. Those fender inlets feed directly into the turbos on either side. The center bulge is not a scoop, it's a heat extractor for an intercooler... forced air entering the grille, through the IC, and out through the hood vent. The fender cooling behind the wheels is to vent all that excess heat. If I'm right, this will be EPIC.
      herrstreet
      • 6 Months Ago
      If they could get the ecoboost 4 to around 350 or maybe 375 - they would have one very desirable sports coupe on their hands, considering it should be less nose heavy than the GT but still mighty quick. The SVT name would be a cool choice to, I think.
      mycr0ftholmes
      • 6 Months Ago
      Watch it end up being an Ecoboost V6 because "the 5.0L can't meet the torque targets".
        carguy1701
        • 6 Months Ago
        @mycr0ftholmes
        It won't be. Every vid of this car has it making a V8 noise.
      carguy1701
      • 6 Months Ago
      My guess is something Coyote based. Trinity is too large for this car.
        Rob
        • 6 Months Ago
        @carguy1701
        I think I'm one of the first to state long ago that I think the 5.8 WILL fit based on the early engine bay pictures that caused other people to think it would not fit. 1. If you look at those early pictures, there appears to be the same amount of clearance around the 5.0 as the current model. 2. Early "it won't fit" crap also said the new car was smaller and cut 300lbs. We now know the new car is the roughly same size, although lower and WIDER and has GAINED about 100lbs. 3. Multiple publications continue to report that the GT500 will return. 4. Ford designed the 4.6, 5.4, 5.8 and 5.0 with the same mounting. This allowed them to easily transition from the 4.6 in the 2010 model to the 5.0 in the 2011. 5. The 5.4/5.8 is taller and wider (increased deck height) than the 4.6 or 5.0, but not significantly longer. So in a new, wider, lower model, one would think width would not be an issue and height can be compensated for with hood and/or dropped mounting points. 6. By creating a GT350 designed for track work, they can really allow the GT500 to be a cruiser/bruiser. 7. The 5.8 is already developed. GM has zero answer for this motor. Even the new 650hp ZO6 doesn't match its output. Combine that with the fact the GM is unlikely to drop it in the Camaro with the same tune and Ford can continue to have those bragging rights. These are my reasons (or my reasoning) as to why the 5.8 will fit and makes sense for Ford to reuse. I'm actually not sure Ford wants to use this motor in this application. I think they want to finally close the book on the modular V8s and simplify and focus on the 5.0 and bring it in line with their Ecoboost lineup with a pair of turbos. The hood on this model could simply be half function and half style. I just wouldn't rule out one last 700hp parting shot with a limited run 5.8 GT500.
          carguy1701
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Rob
          I do not subscribe to your line of thinking, sir. The Trinity is a tsll deck engine (over 10 inches). The spy shots showed a 5.0 that looked rather snug. Seeing as the Trinity is a wider and taller engine than the Coyote, I have a hard time believing that it would fit in there. However, it would explain the 6500 RPM redline (I don't think anyone here believes that the flat crank engine, if it exists, would be governed that low).
          Rob
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Rob
          When you really go back and look at the under hood shots of the 2015, it looks like it has the same amount of room around the 5.0 as the current car, it was far from snug. People thought it was snug because they had in their head they were looking at a smaller lighter car, which is not the case. The place it looks like clearance would be the biggest issue was at the firewall as the 5.0 looks pushed back in the 2015. But again, the 2015 is a wider, larger car than the 2014 so it leads me to think there is no problem fitting in the 5.8.
      Greg Aryous
      • 6 Months Ago
      Best bet: It's a Supercharged 5.0 blow to 5.3 or 5.4 using Fords plasma arch tech like in the blow 5.4 to get 5.8 Very durable n cost effective NO turbos!!!! Too Hot n tests failed using it in the 5.0 SuperSnake drag car last year.... Back to SuperCharging!!! Expect 600+ HP and torque as the GT350 revealed later this/next year after Mustang production starts 8/1/14.
        EXP Jawa
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Greg Aryous
        I wouldn't expect, well, any of those things, based on everything else I've heard.
      EvilTollMan
      • 6 Months Ago
      Carbon ceramic brakes huh? Nice!
        Luke
        • 6 Months Ago
        @EvilTollMan
        Big Gulps, huh? Well, see ya later!
        EvilTollMan
        • 6 Months Ago
        @EvilTollMan
        You... I like you
        Joey Franklin
        • 6 Months Ago
        @EvilTollMan
        You like him a lot?
          Luke
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Joey Franklin
          What was all that 'one in a million' talk?
          EvilTollMan
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Joey Franklin
          Only a little bit there pal.
        k_m94
        • 6 Months Ago
        @EvilTollMan
        If so, it will likely undercut the Camaro Z/28 as the least expensive car to feature carbon ceramics standard, unless of course it ends up being more expensive than the Z/28's $75k tag, which is unlikely.
      oRenj9
      • 6 Months Ago
      Plot Twist: It's a four cylinder. Seriously though, those seats are the same as in the current model.
        Muttons
        • 6 Months Ago
        @oRenj9
        It's also a mule, so the seats are likely just thrown in there so that it can be driven.
      DC Mike
      • 6 Months Ago
      We all know the Coyote turns into a monster when blown. Or, will they keep the 5.8? Either way... Will they remember to cool the friggin' brakes this time?
      Avinash Machado
      • 6 Months Ago
      Maybe it will be called the Mustang ST?
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