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2015 Ford Mustang specs revealed, GT to pack 435 HP [UPDATE]

The 2015 Ford Mustang sounds great so far – at least on paper. Ford has just announced specs for the latest version of the iconic pony car in Dearborn, telling Autoblog that it will pump out as much as 435 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque from its 5.0-liter V8. Those gaudy figures power the naturally aspirated GT model, and they easily eclipse the "more than" 420 hp and 390 lb-ft that Ford originally estimated. The 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder makes 310 hp and 320 lb-ft, and it's the first turbo Mustang since the 1986 SVO. The 2.3-liter turbocharged... Read More

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    Detroit: Ford looks back on 50 years of the Mustang in Detroit
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    Ford has something special sitting in its booth here at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. In fact, it brought two special somethings in the form of the Ford Mustang 1 Concept that first saw the light of day in 1962 and the very first production Mustang that rolled off the production line in 1964. These classic creations are sharing floor space with the ...

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    Detroit: 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible makes inappropriate appearance in Detroit [w/video]
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    With the polar vortex fresh in the minds of Autoblog's Detroit-based staff, we're finding it funny that any manufacturer would choose January in the Motor City to show off a new and highly anticipated convertible to the general media and public for the first time. But Ford has done just that, giving us our first real peek at the new Mustang Convertible in ...

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    Detroit: The 2015 Ford Mustang is not so mellow in yellow
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    When we first saw the 2015 Ford Mustang, much was made of its new, more expressive color palette, which includes the return of both yellow and orange in addition to a new grayish shade, Guard. At that time, we didn't have anything to look at but a few small scale models painted in the new colors – the only Mustangs on display were in Race Red. For ...

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    Followup: Enterprise working with renter's insurance to cover $47k Mustang stolen from its lot
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    There was more than a bit of public indigence following the recent story of Enterprise Rent-A-Car billing a customer $47,000 to replace a Ford Mustang GT Convertible stolen from a Nova Scotia lot. To recap: Kristen Cockerill rented the Mustang for two days, returned it to the lot on a Sunday and left the keys in a secure dropbox only for Enterprise ...

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    Report: Enterprise customer billed $47k for Mustang stolen from rental lot
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    A weekend rental of a Ford Mustang GT Convertible sounds like a nice, relaxing way to burn some gas, but one Nova Scotia woman's two-day rental is turning into a months-long headache. In early October, Kristen Cockerill picked up the Mustang from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and she returned it the following day as stipulated by the rental contract. ...

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    Official: This unique '64 Mustang was Edsel Ford II's first car
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    You probably had the same dream when you were a teenager. Your sixteenth birthday is coming up, or Christmas, or maybe both, and all you want is a muscle car to call your own. That dream has come true for some, and one of them was none other than Edsel Ford II. Henry Ford's great grandson turned 16 on December 27, 1964 – two days after Christmas ...

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    ETC: How Ford's light lab keeps the sun shining on the new Mustang just right [w/video]
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    Anyone who's bought one of those old school metal shift knobs knows they're really cool until they sit in a parking lot in the sun for a few hours. Then they're not cool at all. Likewise, features such as the aluminum dash on the 2015 Ford Mustang can be all kinds of neat right up until the sun hits it just the right way and sends shards of blinding light ...

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    Video: Jay Leno and Lee Iacocca reflect on 50 years of Ford Mustang
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    Lee Iacocca oversaw the birth of the Ford Mustang back in the 1960s, rocketing the new pony car nameplate into million-unit sales territory in its initial go-round and cementing its place in the history books. Thus, we were immediately drawn to this latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage, in which the funnyman hosts Iacocca for a look at the origins of ...

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    Video: Rolling footage of the 2015 Ford Mustang hits YouTube [w/video]
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    Just in time for the holidays: Ford took the 2015 Mustang to Route 66 to cook up rolling footage, and we've been given some of the leftovers ahead of the meal. There are no burnouts, no donuts, no revving, and thankfully, no music. It's just two minutes and 26 seconds of the new pony car running free in the desert. So in case you needed more visualizing ...

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    Video: How Ford hid the 2015 Mustang from spy photographers
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    Now that we've finally seen the 2015 Ford Mustang, it's fun to go back and look at the spy shots we spent months pouring over, trying to dissect what was under all the camouflage. For the most part, Ford did a good job of concealing the car from spy photographers, and it released a video showing how much work went into doing so. As crude as the Mustang's ...

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    Auctions: First retail 2015 Ford Mustang headed to Barrett-Jackson
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    Want to be the very first person to own a 2015 Ford Mustang GT? Here's what you'll need to do: be in Scottsdale, AZ on January 18 for the Barrett-Jackson auction and bring a very big checkbook. Having a passion for charity isn't a bad idea either. Yes, the first 2015 Mustang to be sold to the public will be crossing the block at Barrett-Jackson in ...

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    Report: More evidence GT500-replacement will be named GT350
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    During the recent unveiling of the 2015 Ford Mustang, we saw the car in both V6 and GT form, but we'll have to wait a little bit longer to see the successor to the Shelby GT500. In the meantime, though, it looks like SVTPerformance.com has confirmed reports that this high-performance model will bring the Shelby GT350 name back to Ford. According to the ...

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    Report: 2015 Ford Mustang to offer solid-rear axle, sort of
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    One of the biggest knocks against the last Ford Mustang was its solid-rear axle. Not one to actively court criticism, Ford dutifully swapped out the old-fashioned rear end for something a bit more modern in the redesigned 2015 Mustang, adding an independent rear suspension across the board. While an IRS Mustang is great news for those that value handling ...

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    Video: Drive Ford's new Mustang in Need For Speed Rivals
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    If waiting for the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang to hit dealerships is just too tall of an order, you'll be happy to hear that there is now an alternative means of getting behind the wheel of America's favorite pony car. The Mustang is making its video game debut in Need For Speed Rivals. "We worked closely with the development team at EA to provide them ...

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    Video: Mustang pinball game will feature art by Ford GT designer
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    To celebrate 50 years of Mustang, Ford and Stern Pinball are collaborating on a new pinball machine that will feature the muscle car in all its glory, Polygon reports. Even better, Camilo Pardo, the guy who designed the Ford GT, will provide art for the table; Tanner Foust, Top Gear USA host and professional driver, will handle narrating duties; and a ...

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    Video: This woman owns the first Ford Mustang sold in the US
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    As Ford celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Mustang with the unveiling of the all-new sixth-gen design, one Chicago women can lay claim to a piece of Mustang history. According to CBS Chicago, Gail Wise was the first person in the US to buy a Mustang in 1964, and she did so two days before the car was even unveiled to the public. Wise, then a ...

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    Rumormill: Does the new 2015 Ford Mustang have a burnout control system?
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    Whether it's lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring or automatic emergency braking, most of the electronic systems we see emerging on new vehicles focus on safety. But there are some there just for enthusiasts. We're talking about systems like automatic throttle blipping for perfect downshifts, or launch control to get that textbook acceleration ...

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    Video: 2015 Ford Mustang revs it up at Cars & Coffee
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    Just because the new 2015 Ford Mustang has officially been released, you didn't think that would be the end of the matter – did you? Of course not. There'll still be plenty of rumors, reports and video footage to bring you. Like this, the first non-official footage of the new pony car in the wild. Shot by YouTube user SotA1080 and dug up by our ...

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    Report: Ford open to diesel, hybrid or electric Mustang? [w/poll]
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    The Ford Mustang may not be the first vehicle that comes to mind when you think of environmentally-friendly forms of transportation. The arrival of the turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the new Mustang could do a lot to combat that perception, but the EcoBoost engine may just be the tip of the iceberg in that regard. Speaking with Ford powertrain boss ...

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    2015 Ford Mustang: Obsessively covered [w/videos + poll]
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    Here at Autoblog, we've officially stamped December 5, 2013, as Ford Mustang Day. Sure, the sixth-generation Pony Car started leaking out onto the web days ago, but all of the official, non-embargoed hotness has come out today. And man, there's been a lot. In terms of new car debuts, this is a really big one – not unlike all of the Corvette madness ...

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