Ford’s 2015 Mustang is lower, wider, faster, meaner, better

It’s the 50th anniversary of the Mustang and Ford is celebrating with a rebirth of the model, unveiling the biggest step forward the iconic pony car has seen in decades. A turbocharged, 2.3 liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine joins the traditional V6 and V8 options, while the quarter-mile-friendly live rear axle is finally being deleted in favor of a proper, independent setup. The new car is lighter, lower, leaner and, we think, very nice to look at.

The 2015 car’s roofline sits 32mm lower, while the rear track is pushed out 70mm, 15mm at the front. It’s an incredibly muscular posture and the sculpted body is far more modern than the outgoing fifth-generation, which now looks a bit clumsy by comparison. This new sixth-gen still has the retro flair that a Mustang buyer will want — long hood, tri-bar tail lamps, analogue dials on the dashboard — while still looking quite progressive.

2015 Ford Mustang

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