Well, here it is, folks. That’s what the front of the 2015 Ford Mustang is going to look like. We’ve speculated for some time that Ford’s “Kinetic” styling details that are seen on everything from the pint-sized Fiesta to the full-size Ford Taurus would be making their way to the Mustang. Here’s the proof.
The 2015 Ford Mustang looks to have been spotted on a proving ground along with a current-generation Ford Mustang Boss 302. The car sports the same sort of downward-turned trapezoidal grille as many other Fords, but it’s filled with small crossbars and inlets that give it a sportier look. The Mustang logo is clearly visible.
The car also carries long, thin headlights that were inspired by the Ford Evos concept and can be seen today on several other Ford products. The hood is domed on either side, giving the 2015 Ford Mustang a powerful, sleek look. Once again, most of the themes are carried over from other Kinetic designs. Yet, somehow the car still looks distinctly like a Mustang without dipping too far into the retro bucket for ideas.
Otherwise, much of the car remains covered. We still have no idea what the 2015 Mustang’s headlight lenses will look like, or its rear end. Those weren’t exposed largely because aerodynamic testing probably wasn’t needed at this point. What we do know with looking at the car half-camouflaged is that Ford was hellbent on hiding the Mustang’s details. The roof line is significantly lower than any previously seen Mustang prototype if only because there’s no foam covering the roof.
The whole car is expected to be smaller, lighter, and more agile, which makes sense since the car is out on a track doing high-speed testing along the road-racing Mustang Boss 302. For the first time, the 2015 Ford Mustang is expected to come standard with an independent rear suspension. Its base engine should be a V-6, but an EcoBoost 2.3-liter four-cylinder will be the step-up. From there, a series of V-8 engines will fill their GT and SVT roles for the ‘Stang. We hope the 650-horsepower, turbocharged 5.8-liter V-8 from the current Ford Mustang GT500 will make a comeback, as it would be powering a car that’s expected to lose around 400 pounds versus the current Mustang.
Alas, we don’t yet know. We’ll keep you up to date as we learn more. In the meantime, enjoy our latest 2015 Ford Mustang prototype spy shot gallery below.