By Nick Dasko
So as we all know by now prices are out for the 2015 Ford Mustang and the order guide has been leaked.
This has all lead to some interesting revelations. Firstly is that the V6 will likely be a fleet special or the definition of stripped out special. If you look at the pricing guide, you can see that it comes with the base "nasty " interior that almost nobody deliberately selects.
Next up is the new Mustang is going to have Active Noise Cancellation, which is something you normally see on luxury sedans and not sports cars, especially not domestic sports cars. This tech works by playing sounds that cancel out obtrusive noise like wind and tire roar. Is this stepping too far into the luxury realm? Yes it's nice to have a car that drives as well as an M3 and is as fast but I kind of like the Mustang sounds....
Cooled seats will also be an option for the first time on a Mustang, this means, more weight but also not sweating your butt off into the leather on a hot summer day because the glass roof lets in so much light you can grow tomatoes in you car.
My big question is this, when you cut cylinders generally you lose out on smoothness. How refined is the new Ecoboost four going to be? Is it going to be juddering crazily at idle and crapping all over the new ultra-quiet, ultra-soft, ultra-cool Mustangs? Seems like they are trying to go after the Infiniti and BMW sports coupes.
Thankfully it will no matter what, have the power to back up any statement. Mustangs have edged out the Camaros and Challengers because they are small, light and nimble by comparison. Those cars are much longer and heavier than the Ford and that has always given it an edge despite the rear suspension that is not exactly optimized for track use compared to an independent set-up. So now there seems to be no reason to go for the Chevy or Dodge given that this is now a certifiable sports car compared to those bigger bruisers.
What do you guys think?