Ford to sell first 2015 Mustang at a Barrett-Jackson auction

Article by Anita Panait, on December 28, 2013

Ford Motor Co. will sell the first retail unit of the new Ford Mustang at Barrett-Jackson Auction Company’s event in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 18, 2014. The proceeds of the auction will go to JDRF, a leading global organization in the United States that funds type 1 diabetes research. In its 50 years of existence, the Ford Mustang has become a symbol of freedom for millions of people globally, thus it is only fitting that Ford will auction off a new Mustang to aid a move to free people who have diabetes.

“We’re kicking off the next 50 years of Mustang in style with a 2015 model featuring a sleek all-new design, world-class performance and innovative technologies,” remarked Steve Ling, North America car marketing manager for Ford. He said that they are “thrilled” to take advantage of Mustang’s popularity to help “achieve the dream of ending juvenile diabetes.”

Since its launch in April 1964, Mustang has been “the car designed to be designed by you,” thanks to its wide variety of powertrains, colors, body styles and other options. The 2015 Mustang continues that formula by offering three engine options and new technology features.

The winning bidder of 2015 Mustang – offered as Lot No. 3010 -- will be able to choose between a manual or an automatic transmission. The winner could also select preferred interior, exterior and stripe color combinations offered on the new Ford Mustang GT. The team involved in the Mustang’s design and development will sign the muscle car in appreciation of the donation to JDRF.

The way Mustang appears, drives and sounds is vital to the emotional experience that makes drivers simply want to get in and hit the road. With more alternatives to pick from, there is a Mustang custom-fit to any kind of lifestyle. The enhanced V6 and V8 are joined by a brand-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that brings top-of-the-line innovation to Mustang.

Ford Mustang GT carries on with the most recent edition of the throaty 5.0-liter V8, now showcasing an enhanced valvetrain and cylinder heads that generate more than 420 horsepower (426 PS) and 390 lb.- ft. (529 Nm) of torque. A fresh intake manifold enhances low-speed breathing for superior fuel economy, emissions, and idle stability.

The Mustang EcoBoost engine utilizes direct injection, variable cam timing and turbocharging to convey a lot of operational performance and an estimated segment-leading fuel productivity. A distinct intake manifold and turbocharger housing allow it to convey the performance Mustang drivers demand with output estimated at more than 305 horsepower (309 PS) and 300 lb.- ft. (407 Nm) of torque.

With no less than 270 lb.- ft. (366 Nm) of torque and 300 horsepower (304 PS) on tap from the standard 3.7-liter V6, even the most accessible Mustang conveys the performance clients anticipate.

Drivers will enjoy sleeker shifts from the enhanced manual gearbox, while an improved automatic transmission includes fresh steering wheel-mounted move paddles for drivers who want the choice amongst convenience and control.

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