Without further ado, here's the final numbers as released by Ford and reported by Mustang6G.com.
2.3L EcoBoost -- 310 HP / 320 LB-FT
3.7L V6 -- 300 HP / 280 LB-FT (down from 305 HP of S197)
5.0L V8 -- 435 HP / 400 LB-FT (up from 420 HP / 390 LB-FT of S197)
To make the 2015 Mustang Anniversary Edition, Ford needed a solid foundation. Nothing is more solid than the 2015 Mustang GT with the GT Premium trim package. That gave us a 5.0L V8, hood vents, Ford's SYNC system, and a 9-speaker sound system. From there, Ford added the Performance Package, with upgrades the suspension and brakes in a big way. This combination is already about as loaded as you can get on the Mustang, though Ford had even more tricks up their sleeves for the Anniversary Edition.
To make the 50th anniversary of the Mustang really special, Ford designed a Mustang that commemorates the occasion in style. Outside, quarter window louvers, chrome around the taillights, grille and side glass harken back to the first versions of the Mustang, as does the unique corral and running horse. It also features unique Y-spoke chrome 19-inch wheels that throwback to the original version, along with a faux gas cap with a '50 Years' logo.
On the inside, cashmere accents abound throughout the cabin, along with a leather wrapped steering wheel and black leather/cashmere upholstery. It flaunts a '50 Years' logo on the dash that's numbered to signify the car's number in Ford's limited 1,964 production run of the car. Our car is also a manual transmission model, though an auto was one of the few option that Ford made available for the Anniversary Edition Mustang.
Our 2015 Mustang Anniversary Edition is going to join the CJ Pony Parts project car fleet, so you'll be seeing it frequently in our installation videos and product overviews, especially as vendors get more and more 2015 Mustang products ready to hit the market in the coming months.
See the project page for our 2015 Mustang Anniversary Edition to find out about all of the latest upgrades and news on this project build.
One of the more intriguing models that Ford is adding to the lineup for 2015 is the Mustang EcoBoost. You've surely heard the EcoBoost term before, as models with EcoBoost engines are all over Ford's lineup at this point. In fact, the Mustang was one of the last of Ford's vehicles to receive an EcoBoost engine, but that changes for 2015. The Mustang is getting an all-new 2.3L EcoBoost inline-4 cylinder.
That's only one, small reason we're getting an EcoBoost Mustang. Since the 2015 Mustang EcoBoost is an all-new model, nobody has ever modified one before. We're going to show you how. This car is also joining our project car fleet, where Bill and the team are going to show you how to get the most from your EcoBoost Mustang!
Our 2015 Mustang EcoBoost is coming in Competition Orange. It features a similar Performance Package to the Anniversary Edition, with upgrades to the brakes and suspension, plus leather Recaro seats, spoiler delete and a manual transmission.
See the project page for our 2015 Mustang EcoBoost to find out about all of the latest upgrades and news on this project build.
We can't wait to see both cars, and we might be seeing them pretty soon. With production just now getting underway of the new 2015 Mustang, we're hopeful that our cars will be here sometime in August or September. From there, we're getting down to work. Many of our vendors are working hard to design and manufacture parts for the 2015 Mustangs of all models, and we're already working with them to make sure we can test them on our cars.