2014 Barrett-Jackson: 2015 Mustang auctioned for $300,000

Article by Christian A., on January 20, 2014

Ford announced that it will sell the first production 2015 Mustang at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson auction as all of you may know already. As a result, the pony car a.k.a. the 2015 Ford Mustang GT fetched an impressive $300,000 and as expected all these money will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fundation.

According to Ford, the person who bought the 2015 Mustang at the Barrett-Jackson auction will be given the option to choose a fastback with manual or automatic transmission, and any interior, exterior and stripe color combination offered by the company on the new Mustang. This sounds fair enough as with $300,000 you could buy around 10 Mustangs.

The model auctioned is a Mustang GT, which means it is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine that generates more than 420 hp and 396 pound-feet of torque. Moreover, the 2015 Mustang comes with a new front and rear suspension system that stiffens the structure while reducing the mass.

Other features available on the new Mustang are the Intelligent Access with push-button start to SYNC and MyKey, plus available Track Apps, MyColor gauges and new Shaker Pro audio system. 

Ford designed and engineered the all-new Mustang to deliver new benchmarks in terms of handling and dynamics as well as ride quality.

Percak remarked that with the Boss 302, Ford already managed to establish a very high standard for Mustang's dynamics. Now, Ford is aiming much higher with the newest iteration of the Mustang.

Underlining the handling and dynamics of the new Mustang are its new front and rear suspension systems. The front suspension system features a new perimeter subframe that should help save weight while further stiffening the structure. This should result to a more predictable wheel control, leading to improvements in handling, steering and ride. By employing a new double-ball-joint MacPherson strut system, the Mustang was able to use larger, more powerful brakes. In fact, three brake packages are available for the latest version of the pony car.

Meanwhile, the front suspension system employs an all-new integral-link independent setup that makes used of modified geometry, springs and dampers, as well as bushings. These were all tuned to deliver the expected performance. The rear suspension system also employs new rear knuckles, which are made of aluminum for lower unsprung mass.

Amazingly, the all-new Ford Mustang is laden with an array of groundbreaking technologies that should allow drivers to stay informed, connected and in control whenever they want. These innovative technologies include SYNC, MyKey and Intelligent Access with push-button start as well as the available Track Apps, new Shaker Pro audio system and MyColor gauges.

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