2015 Ford Mustang 50-Year Limited Edition Photo Gallery (19 Photos)

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For the limited-edition 2015 Ford Mustang announced this week, 5-0 means more than engine displacement. In addition to the publicity-baiting spectacle of hauling the Detroit automaker's iconic muscle car up the elevator to the top of the Empire State Building, Ford is commemorating the 1964-born 'Stang's 50th year in production with a supercool coupe bearing golden-anniversary badges, unique exterior trim details and limited-edition colors. Only 1,964 of them will be built. Celebrate the Mustang's reaching AARP eligibility and check out the photo gallery below.

2015 Ford Mustang Returns to Top of Empire State Building

By Matt Schmitz | April 19, 2014 | Comments (1)

2015 Ford Mustang Returns to Top of Empire State Building

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In 1957's "An Affair to Remember," Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr fall in love on an ocean liner to New York and agree to meet back up at the top of the Empire State Building to pick up where they left off. Well speaking of an affair to remember, America's romance with the Ford Mustang has never been forgotten, but the iconic muscle car's many admirers will still have the opportunity to fan their old flame next month atop the equally iconic skyscraper in Manhattan — right where they met a half-century earlier.

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From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 and 17, Ford will commemorate 50 years of continuous Mustang production by bringing the all-new 2015 Mustang convertible to the Empire State Building's 86th-floor observatory. Unlike a certain giant ape who climbed to the top of the 1,454-foot-tall edifice, this pony will take the elevator. The publicity stunt requires the car to be cut into multiple sections, transported up on wheeled carts and reassembled in the display area. That's also the way it was done the first time around with a prototype Mustang convertible, only now the 2015 version is 7 inches longer and 4 inches wider.

By Matt Schmitz | March 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Ford Mustang Photo Gallery (25 Photos)

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Ford is celebrating 50 years of Mustang with a new model. The 2015 version of the iconic pony car is a mix of retro and modern; it maintains the outgoing coupe's throw-back styling cues but also wears new curves, including a long, bulging hood and a more sculpted rear end.

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The 2015 Mustang is lighter, wider and features an independent rear suspension. Under the hood, a new turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine joins the powertrain lineup. Check out the gallery below.

By Jennifer Geiger | January 14, 2014 | Comments (1)

2014 Detroit Auto Show: What to Expect

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No word on dogs, but there's certainly going to be a pony show next week at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. That's when the world will get an up-close look at the 2015 Ford Mustang, unveiled last month with much fanfare.

2015 Ford Mustang: First Look

Show attendees making the acquaintance of the redesigned muscle-car icon will find a sleeker, more sculpted exterior design harking back to the 1965 fastback style and boasting new signature tri-bar taillights, as well as appropriately retro interior cues. Visitors to the Detroit show, of course, won't yet be able to experience the joys of the more than 420 horsepower that comes courtesy of the Mustang's beefiest powertrain option, a 5.0-liter V-8, nor the improvements to ride and handling promised by its new independent rear suspension. But a closer look should tide over enthusiasts until it hits dealerships later this year.

The new Mustang will join 71 vehicle debuts, 61 of which are said to be worldwide introductions, at the Detroit auto show, often touted as the "most important" exhibition of auto-show season, attracting more than 5,000 journalists from 62 countries and more than 795,000 visitors in 2013. Organizers promise "more than 500 vehicles on display, representing the most innovative designs in the world."

By Matt Schmitz | January 8, 2014 | Comments (2)

2015 Ford Mustang: First Look

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Competes with: Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Looks like: Somewhere between the current Mustang and the Ford Evos concept car
Drivetrain: 300-plus hp, 3.7-liter V-6; 305-plus hp, turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder; 420-plus hp, 5.0-liter V-8; six-speed manual or automatic transmission
Hits dealerships: 2014

It's an event that happens maybe once a decade, if we're lucky: Ford Motor Co. decides to update its iconic pony car for a new generation. The company's done just that with the unveiling of the 2015 Mustang, with retro sheet metal and styling cues that don't deviate much from the current version. Ford maintains that despite the similar looks, major revisions to everything under the curvy body mean that the new Mustang can be considered an all-new car.

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Styling is very obviously evolutionary, and it must be said that pictures do not do the new Mustang justice — park the two cars next to each other and the new one looks wider, sleeker and more sculpted. The roofline is also different, looking even more like the original 1965 fastback than the previous car, which seemed to take more of its cues from the 1968 revision. The only possible issue: the front end looks too much like the rest of the Ford lineup in which every single car is now starting to resemble every other Ford. There's too much Taurus and Fusion in the nose, beefed up for Mustang duty but similar nonetheless. The car's best angle is the rear three-quarter view, which shows off a slanted rear end and new signature tri-bar taillights.

By Aaron Bragman | December 5, 2013 | Comments (5)

Ford to Unveil 2015 Mustang on December 5

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Anticipation about the next-generation of Ford's iconic pony car has been building for months — and we'll have to wait only a few weeks longer. The automaker plans to unveil the 2015 Mustang on Dec. 5, but promises several teasers in the meantime.

According to the automaker, the Mustang is the most "liked" vehicle on Facebook with more than 5.5 million fans and more than 1 million photos tagged on Instagram, which is why Ford is teaming with the social media sites to unveil the sixth-generation Mustang. Ford will use Instagram to release the first image of the new car. Check back for more details.

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By Jennifer Geiger | November 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

An old stalwart was the lone newcomer this week to our list of most-watched videos. Cars.com reviewer David Thomas' critique of the 2014 Ford Mustang GT convertible tore straight to the top with the top down, braking only for the No. 1 spot. Although the Mustang GT hasn't changed much for several years, Thomas says that stripped-down, muscled-up, gas-guzzling bravado is only a bad thing if you didn't care for the "retro ride" in the first place. Check out what else was popular:

1. 2014 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2. 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor

3. Brad Keselowski — 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor

4. 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG
5. 2014 Toyota Tundra

By Matt Schmitz | September 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

2014 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Video

Although Cars.com reviewer David Thomas is a muscle-car fan, the 2014 Ford Mustang just isn't very exciting. Outside and under the hood, it hasn't changed much since model-year 2011 and the inside is straight from 2005. Stale design aside, the Mustang GT is blast to drive, especially top down. One place Thomas drove to a lot, however, was the gas station. He averaged just 12 mpg during his test. Check out his video above for more impressions.

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By Jennifer Geiger | August 29, 2013 | Comments (1)

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE

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The mean-spirited, muscle-bound 2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE showed up to the party looking for a fight, but not with just any opponent. This is strictly a grudge match with its track-tuned nemesis, the Ford Mustang Boss 302, says Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman. With styling flourishes like a matte black hood, spoiler, rear diffuser and 20-inch wheels, the SS 1LE aims for intimidation while its roaring 6.2-liter V-8 — good for 426 horsepower and a 4.5-second zero-to-60 time — reiterates its readiness to rumble. Could the nearly $6,000-cheaper Camaro steal the Boss' job? Read Bragman's review and decide.

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By Matt Schmitz | June 5, 2013 | Comments (8)

2011 Ford Mustang GT at 2010 Detroit Auto Show

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  • Competes with: Chevrolet Camaro SS, Dodge Challenger R/T
  • Looks like: Ford has built a V-8 engine that will make enthusiasts drool on their shirts
  • Drivetrain: 412-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 with six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive
  • Hits dealerships: Spring 2010

The reshaping of the Ford Mustang's powertrain offerings continues with the debut of a new V-8 engine for the 2011 Mustang GT. It's rated at 412 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and produces a tire-melting 390 pounds-feet of torque at 4,250 rpm. The introduction of this new V-8 helps separate the uplevel GT from the base Mustang, which recently received a new 3.7-liter V-6 rated at 305 hp, just 10 hp shy of the outgoing Mustang GT. Pricing information for the new GT hasn't been released.

The GT's new V-8 also has a displacement of 5.0 liters, a hallowed engine size for Mustang enthusiasts that was enshrined in muscle car history with the application of "5.0" badges on the sides of previous Mustangs. Those badges return for 2011, replacing the "GT" lettering on the front fenders. Expect Mustang fans of a certain age to stop and stare when they see them. Pop the hood and more ogling is likely to ensue, as the new V-8 is a pretty engine.

In developing the all-aluminum 5.0-liter V-8, Ford paid particular attention to airflow into the engine. It features a composite intake manifold, and the alternator has been moved out of the valley between the cylinder banks for enhanced downward air movement. Other performance components include stainless-steel exhaust headers and a forged steel crankshaft. The engine weighs only about 10 pounds more than the outgoing 4.6-liter V-8, according to Mike Harrison, V-8 engine programs manager, but it makes 97 more hp. Ford isn't revealing what kind of zero-to-60-mph performance the new GT will offer, but it expects to have figures closer to when the GT goes on sale in the spring.

 
By Mike Hanley | December 27, 2009 | Comments (13)

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