Back in August, Ford showed us the first sketches with the 2015 Mustang RTR and announced that the new model will arrive at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in January. However, things changed and the new model will make its debut tomorrow and will be shown at the 2014 SEMA Show.
As you can see from the new photo, the 2015 Mustang RTR will be easily distinguished thanks to the new D-shaped inserts for the front grille, the new hood as well as a new front lip spoiler. In addition, the new Mustang RTR gets new side sills, a new trunk spoiler, an RTR logo located between the taillights, as well as a new rear spoiler with integrated air diffuser and exhaust tailpipes.
In addition, there is a new set of multi-spoke wheels painted in black and a new graphics package. The so-called ‘entry-level’ Mustang RTR will be powered by the new 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine that generates 310 hp and 320 lb-ft (433 Nm) of torque.
The second version will be powered by the 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 435 hp and 400 lb-ft (542 Nm) of torque. Both engines can be bolted to a manual transmission or an automatic gearbox.
April 17, 2014, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first Mustang debut, and every 2015 model rejoices the moment with an instrument panel emblem featuring the galloping pony and the phrase "Mustang - Since 1964." Ford will continue to build the Mustang in the US at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant.
From the first day, Ford knew if it was going to create an all-new Mustang, it must get it done perfectly. Ford built a brand-new Mustang that is, from the bottom up, faster, more attractive, more elegant, and more effective, without dropping any of the rawness people have linked with Mustang for over 50 years.
EcoBoost comes to Mustang
The new 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine brings a turbocharger to the Mustang’s line-up of powertrain. Engineered to fulfil the requirements of those wanting outstanding operation and anticipated class-leading fuel economy, the EcoBoost engine is specially developed for Mustang. The intake manifold and turbocharger case have optimisations for improved breathing and better output.
With an anticipated 305+ horsepower and 300+ lb.-ft. torque, EcoBoost makes the grade for a genuine Mustang powerplant.
EcoBoost engine provides the vigorous output drivers of Mustang want no matter what speed. It may create small displacement but delivers on Mustang driver expectations with a wide, level torque curve and fantastic driveability in every condition.
The newest addition to Ford's worldwide family of EcoBoost engines, the 2.3-litre also takes advantage of the most modern technologies such as direct fuel injection, dual independent variable camshaft timing, and turbocharging, producing bigger-engine power and torque with better fuel economy.