There couldn’t be a hotter or more evolved new musclecar on the road than the 2015 Ford Mustang. It’s rated at 435 hp from its 5.0L V8, can send you down the quarter mile in 12 seconds, and still be a comfortable cruiser that will make the drive home from the track or a cross-country trip an absolute joy. As American Muscle says in its test drive and video review of the ultimate pony car, “No longer do you need hot rod mods like Line Lock for the drag strip or to swap in an IRS if you’re road racing, Ford accomplished this before the car ever left the factory.”
From the people who build, race and drive America’s pony car comes a thorough ringing out. They deliver some hard stock vs. modified power number comparisons after upgrading the new 5.0L Coyote motor with a BAMA Performance tune and a JLT intake. American Muscle also takes a close look at the 2015 Ford Mustang’s cosmetics, including the classic 60s retro styling found in the car’s front grille, gill-shaped daytime running lights, and fastback tail. A deep dive into the new car’s interior is also on the docket.
However, what’s really a must-read is their take on and suggestions for mods with critical items such as new clutch and synchros in the MT-82 transmission, the new Stang’s rearend performance under hard acceleration, and overview of important new features such as its selectable drive modes-a choice of settings for different road conditions and performance levels.
American Muscle’s overall impression of the 2015 Ford Mustang is that it’s a car that offers the driver, “… no compromises in the horsepower and torque category-just pure, unadulterated fun, exactly what this car was built for.” We would also love to hear your “two cents” on the all-new Mustang in the Comments section below.