For any old-school Mustang fans, here's something you might glance at, yay! At least it looks better than the 2005 Mustang, I think?. Anyway, Jalopnik, Inside Line, and others seem to be drooling all over it.
Remember all those rumors that the 2015 Ford Mustang was going to be smaller, tidier, dramatically more shrink-wrapped? Just plain wrong, on all counts. It turns out that although it's built on a new platform, the 2015 Mustang follows in the footsteps left by its predecessors.
And that's really the point: The new Mustang is a car with global ambitions, and changing the plot would have been a colossally risky move. After all, this is a car of which 9 million units have sold over a continuous 50-year period. You don't mess with that kind of track record. ..
Taking the Ford Mustang onto a global stage meant finally ditching its live axle rear suspension. That low roar you hear is the sound of Mustang die-hards across the nation weeping into their pillows. Sorry, fellas, but as capable as the Mustang's live axle had become after years of tweaking, there's simply no getting around the physics of its excessive unsprung weight and the attendant impact on ride quality and bump sensitivity.
By adopting an independent rear suspension, the 2015 Mustang is said to have twice the anti-dive and twice the anti-squat characteristics of the old car. And since the engineers were starting with a clean sheet, the new car's suspension geometry avoids the packaging compromises that afflicted the '99 Mustang Cobra's independent rear. Ford officials are quick to point out that the new rear suspension was developed specifically for the Mustang and is unrelated to any existing Ford product. ..
Anyway, last I remember, this Mustang was supposed to look like a bit like the Ford Fusion. And that's not very far from the truth.. In fact, it even looks like something Bond would drive. Thoughts?