2014 NAIAS: 2015 Mustang GT, Convertible show up in Motor City [Live Photos]

Article by Christian A., on January 14, 2014

As expected, Ford brought the all-new 2015 Mustang GT and Convertible at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Set to go on sale later this year, the 2015 Mustang GT made its debut in Motor City wearing a yellow color and we must admit that it looks quite impressive.

The 2015 Mustang GT is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine rated at 420 hp (313 kW) and 528 Nm (390 lb-ft) of torque. For those who don’t know, the 2015 Ford Mustang GT comes as standard with launch control system that provides smooth and consistent starts every time.

The 2015 Mustang Convertible showed up wearing a gray color and with a 3.7-liter V6 engine that generates 300 hp (223 kW) and 365 Nm (270 lb-ft) of torque. Ford will also offer a brand new, four-cylinder 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that develops over 305 hp (227 kW) and 406 Nm (300 lb-ft) of torque.

All engines will use an updated manual transmission or the optional automatic gearbox. The automatic transmission will offer shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel.

The latest iteration of the Ford Mustang is setting new benchmarks in vehicle handling, allowing the pony car to deliver first-rate driving dynamics and ride quality. Pericak remarked that after setting high standards in terms of dynamics with Boss 302, they now aim to surpass these benchmarks with the new Mustang.

Among the changes implemented on the new Ford Mustang are its new front and rear suspension systems. On the front, the structure is further stiffened by a new perimeter subframe, which is also lighter than before.

Thanks to this, the Mustang offers a more predictable wheel control for greater levels of ride, handling and steering. Thanks to the new double-ball-joint front MacPherson strut system, the new Mustang could employ larger, more powerful brakes.

In fact, three brake packages are available for the new pony car. Meanwhile, an all-new integral-link independent suspension is found on the rear, as complemented by specially modified and tuned geometry, springs and dampers as well as bushings. The rear also features aluminum knuckles that help reduce unsprung mass to enhance the car’s ride and handling.

Thanks to a wide array of innovative technologies that deliver enhanced levels of information, control and connectivity at any desired time, the new Mustang has become smarter than an average pony.

Moreover, drivers would surely appreciate technologies like the standard Intelligent Access with push-button, SYNC and MyKey as well as the available Track Apps, MyColor gauges and new Shaker Pro audio system.

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