According to a blog post from Steeda, the 2015 Ford Mustang has gained 200-300 lbs compared to the outgoing model.

According to a blog post from Steeda, the 2015 Ford Mustang has gained 200-300 lbs compared to the outgoing model.

Steeda is a company that produces and commercializes Mustang parts in the United States and in one of their recent blog posts they talked about development of the new pony car. They say weight is up by 200-300 lbs (91-136 kg) which is a worrying figure taking into account we are dealing with a sports car and we all know weight is the enemy.

Ford hasn't released final specifications for the 2015 Mustang even though the car was revealed back in December last year and it is set to go on sale this fall in United States and Europe. Some of that weight is justifiable by the new rear independent suspension but it will be a bit difficult to sell an almost 4,000 lbs Mustang GT. Maybe Ford's engineers worked their magic and managed somehow to offset the added weight.

As a reminder, the new Mustang will be available with a V6 3.7-liter developing at least 300 bhp (223 kW), a 4-cylinder 2.3-liter EcoBoost with more than 305 bhp (227 kW) and a larger V8 5.0-liter with at least 420 bhp (313 kW) in the GT derivative.

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