2015 Ford Mustangs Roll Off Assembly Line
It's the day the fans have been waiting for: the production 2015 Mustangs are rolling off the assembly line. It's the first Mustang designed for the global marketplace, too. The Ford plant in Flint Rock, Arkansas, is producing a Mustang that for the first time will be sold in 120 countries on six continents. It has also lead to what will surely be a bizarre sight: a right-hand drive Mustang for places like Great Britain and Australia. RELATED: See more 2015 Ford Mustang images
This is an important car for Ford to get right. More than 9 million have been sold since 1964. Screw up the sixth-generation Mustang and the whole world will see.
Ford's doing its best to make sure that doesn't happen. It gets two new powertrains both with a focus on power. The Mustang 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine uses direct injection, variable cam timing and a twin-scroll turbocharger to deliver the performance Mustang drivers expect with an output of 310 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque.
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The 2015 Mustang GT continues with the latest edition of the 5.0-liter V8. It features an upgraded valvetrain, new intake manifold and improved cylinder heads for 435 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. There's also the V6 version that's going to be the darling of rental car fleets and buyers too intimidated by EcoBoost and V8s.
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The 2015 Mustang hits US dealers in the fall. The rest of the world is going to have to wait until 2015 to get their hands on it.