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2015 Mustang Special Editions on the way!

2015 Mustang Special Editions on the way!

Now that the 2015 Mustang V6, EcoBoost and GT are trickling into dealer lots, we thought that this week we'd take a look at the exciting special editions coming from Roush, Hennessey, Saleen and take a glance at Ford's own performance edition.

The 2015 Roush Stage 1 Mustang2015 Roush Mustangs

For the last few years, our friends at Roush have taken base model Mustangs and, through the installation of some of their world famous performance and styling products, created some killer versions of the Mustang. In the past, this has included their RS, Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 models.

With the launch of the 2015 Mustang, Roush doesn't disappoint with the latest designs of their signature Mustangs. As always, their lineup starts with the 2015 RS Mustang. Like past models, this Roush model features the standard 3.7L V6 under the hood, and a host of Roush styling upgrades, including a front fascia, grille, chin splitter, spoiler and much more. Starting at an additional $4,495 beyond your Mustang V6's sticker, it really is a steal to get that customized Roush look on your 2015 Mustang.

The 2015 Roush Stage 2 MustangThis year, the 2015 Roush Stage 1 takes the EcoBoost 2.3L four cylinder a step further, instead of a GT. This year's Roush Stage 1 Mustang includes a new, aggressive front fascia, front grille, chin splitter, spoiler and Roush's all-new 2015 exhaust system with quad tips. Beyond that, Roush offers some additional upgrades for their Stage 1 package, though in it's base setup, it's an additional $5,895 above the price of the 2015 Mustang EcoBoost.

The 2015 Roush Mustang Stage 2 incorporates many of the same upgrades to the GT model, but also adds customized Roush wheels and high performance tires, all for an additional $8,495 beyond the GT's sticker price. A Stage 3, which in past iterations has included a supercharged version of the GT's 5.0L V8, hasn't yet to be announced, but is a strong rumor and is guesstimated to make over 650 horsepower.

2015 Saleen S302 Mustang

The S302 Mustang has been a mainstay in the Saleen lineup for many years. With the redesigned 2015 Mustang hitting the market and teaser images flying about, we were waiting in anticipation to see what was in store for this special model on the S550 platform. We weren't disappointed.

This year, as in years past, Saleen is offering three versions of the S302: The White Label, the Yellow Label and the Black Label. All three versions are available as both the fastback and convertible and with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.

2015 Saleen S302 Mustang

Let's start with the "base" S302, the White Label. This model comes with a slightly enhanced version of the standard Mustang GT's 5.0L V8, which is up to 450 horsepower and 410 lb./ft. of torque, thanks to some tweaking by the team at Saleen. Along with that, Saleen includes a wide variety of additional performance and appearance modifications to set this model apart from a standard GT. Many options are also available for you to make any Saleen S302 Mustang completely your own.

The only difference between the White Label and the Yellow Label is the engine. Instead of a naturally aspirated 5.0L V8, the Yellow Label gets a 640 horsepower and 565 lb./ft., supercharged version of the 5.0L V8 engine. The Black Label has the same supercharged engine, but a wide variety of other appearance and performance options are fully included, making it the ultimate in Saleen performance and style.

Reservations are available for a $2,015 (appropriately!), so, if you're interested, contact your local Saleen authorized dealer today.

2015 HPE700 supercharged Ford Mustang from Hennessey

If you follow the horsepower wars for muscle cars, the 2014 Shelby GT500 was the king of the hill until its demise this year, and it was quickly replaced by the 707 horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Now, at least in this limited edition format, the 2015 Mustang by Hennessey is the new power king. This product starts as a 2015 Mustang GT, powered by the standard 435 horsepower 5.0L V8. From there, Hennessey adds a Roots-type supercharger running at 7.25 PSI to bring the power up to a Hellcat toppling 717 horsepower and 632 lb./ft. of torque. With 0-60 times in the neighborhood of 3.6 seconds and quarter mile times of 11.2 seconds at 131 MPH, it's definitely fast.

2015 HPE700 supercharged Ford Mustang by Hennessey

To handle all of this additional power, Hennessey has updated a few other components under the hood, including a high-flow throttle body, upgraded injectors, a new fuel pump, stainless steel exhaust and Hennessey's unique engine calibration setup. It also receives several other style and performance updates, including new 20-inch wheels and 15.1-inch Brembo front rotors.

This all comes for only $59,500, though with only 500 being built, this Mustang is very limited indeed! According to Hennessey, more than a dozen have already been snapped up, so if you're interested, we'd recommend hurrying if you want to get this amazing Mustang in your garage. Head over to Hennessey for more details...

Hennessey will also offer the HPE600 Mustang, which only features 620 horsepower and 595 lb./ft. of torque, though many of the other updates remain the same. Like the HPE700, it's a limited edition with only 500 planning to be made.

2015 Mustang Shelby GT350

As we mentioned above, the Shelby GT500 from the last few model years is gone. With it, the 5.8L supercharged V8 with 662 horsepower has also disappeared and is not expected to return. So, for performance fans, does that mean that the GT is the top performing Mustang these days? Not so fast...

Our friends at Mustang6G have long been the leaders in finding the latest in S550 news, and that hasn't changed with the GT350. The members of this great website have gone to great lengths to dig up and confirm many facts about the Mustang GT350, despite the lack of information that Ford's released.

The 2015/2016 Shelby GT350?

To start, Mustang6G has spotted numerous prototype models in heavy camouflage. These cars feature a unique take on the 2015 Mustang's design, with a completely custom look, thanks to a body kit and new wheels (which we think might be the actual, production wheels). However, the biggest piece of info that Mustang6G has dug up is regarding the engine of this Mustang. It's practically confirmed that the 2015 Shelby GT350 will be powered by an all-new 5.2L "Voodoo" V8 that's expected to be naturally aspirated. Rumors abound about the power output, which could be anywhere in the range of 450 horsepower to nearly 600 horsepower, but a safe bet is around 500 horsepower.

Like the GT500 preceding it, the new GT350 is expected to be built in-house by the SVT team. Meanwhile, there is potential that the GT500 might stick around, just as an in-house Shelby American built Mustang. This might also be the ultra high performance Mustang that competes with the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, but that's purely speculation at this point - we just don't expect Ford to let Dodge's 707 horsepower Challenger to go unchallenged, and the 500-ish horsepower V8 that is expected to be in the GT350 isn't a great response.

Of course, since this is the most vague of the 2015 Mustang special editions, you'll have to check back with CJ Pony Parts on FacebookGoogle+Twitter, Instagram to see the latest news as it becomes available.

Now that the 2015 Mustang is officially on the market, these special editions should soon start production, and a few more could even be in the works (maybe from Steeda?).

If you could get just one, which would you order?

Sources: Roush / Hennessey Performance / Autoblog / Mustang6G

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