First 2015 Ford Mustang Rolls off the Line at Flat Rock

The Manufacturer

Spirits were high today at Ford’s Flat Rock plant outside of Detroit, as workers and executives celebrated the first sale-ready 2015 Ford Mustang to roll off of the line. Clad in Race Red, the six-speed manual-equipped 2015 Ford Mustang GT stood ahead of a string of various Mustang coupes, including V-6, EcoBoost, and 50th Anniversary Edition variants.

Ford of the Americas president Joe Hinrichs stressed that the 2015 Ford Mustang will headline the Flat Rock plant's future. Flat Rock has been building the Mustang since 2004, but the facility also produces the Ford Fusion, of which it built the 1 millionth unit last year.

“Mustang is and will continue to be an automotive icon,” Hinrichs said at the factory today. He and United Auto Workers President Larry Settles drove first 2015 Ford Mustang off the line and around one sharp turn to usher in a new generation of the pony car which started a sensation back in 1964. Since then, more than 9.2 million Mustangs have been sold globally.

The first 2015 Ford Mustang is already spoken for, after selling for $300,000 at a Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona back in January. Proceeds from the sale benefited the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.

The launch of the 2015 Ford Mustang last December marked a big update for the storied pony car. The biggest change was an upgrade from the long-held live-axle rear suspension to an independent rear suspension, while the front suspension was also upgraded. Base models of the 2015 Ford Mustang will continue with the aging 3.7-liter V-6 making 305 hp, while the latest iteration of the iconic Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter V-8 sees its muscle grow to 435 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. New to the powertrain lineup is a more fuel-efficient, direct-injection turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine (also used in the Lincoln MKC), churning out 310 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque.

“With the demand we’re seeing for smaller displacement engines, we’re expanding our powertrain operations with that in mind,” Hinrichs told reporters following the announcement. “Here at Flat Rock we plan to fully utilize two shifts, with available capacity for a third.”

Hinrichs’ initial projections are that sales of the 2015 Ford Mustang GT will be stronger than other models at first as enthusiasts rush to dealerships. For now only the coupe is in production; drop-top junkies will get their fix later when Mustang convertible production starts in a few months' time. The 2015 Ford Mustang will start at $24,425 when it officially goes on sale this fall.

“We couldn’t be prouder of the Mustang,” Edward Talbert, a material handling worker who has been on the line at Flat Rock for two years told Automobile. “That GT though, it’ll always be my favorite. And who knows if I’ll be here for the next 50 years, so this anniversary is a big one.”

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Nicole Mallochet Gambier
ta future voiture????
Dhairyasheel Jachak
Ajay Dakre
Luis Rodriguez
lets make it look like a camaro ss lol
Jimmy Carnline
The new Mustang looks fantastic!
Johan Torn
Thanks Jimmy i restored it myself took a few years but now it great
Alain Villanueva
yep i did it indeed but i get a message of not enough funds
Rupert West
Amazing motor :)
David Wilkinson
Yup, mine is ordered!!
Chris Ramp
One of my Dream Car!!
ÞřįNćę Krissh
Aggressive eyes and hunky look \U0001f44d
Michael Powers
Why would I want a Mustang? Especially when I have the choice of a Camaro or Challenger.
James Loon
Nice ride...
Marion Ruuge-Aronson
No, but I have been riding around in Pat's 1995 black mustang GT. What fun! convertible.
Ciara Parham
It has a muscle look to it but still looks so much like a Fusion in the front. I do like it though
Tony Hunt
Everybody else has to wait until November for these to hit the showroom. Going to sell a lot in the Midwest in November. NOT! Great job Ford............
Jennifer Visnic
beautifu;
Diane Hagan Ormerod
Nope, bought a 2015 Subaru Forester. Safer!
Alan Aipperspach
I wish!
Muneeb Anwar
Qasim Stylezz
Kanav Sharma
Utkarsh Negi Rachit Seth
Varun Verma
beauty
Loved Gunned
Ugly!!!! Ugly ugly ugly!!! Its no mustang no more!! It looks like a FISH!! FORD,, drop the name mustang and call it the FISH or Mick Jagger Face because it does not look like a horse!!
Denise Leffler-Jones
I will keep my 2009. This one is eurotrashed !!
Waqas Anwar
nice..
Ixion A Toro
Nice....
Scott Cronan
Theres a "like" for ya. Call it a jump start.
Scott Cronan
Hey guys thanks for your moronic input. @Viktor all the Z beemers have the exaggerated long nose and front end I was referring to. But we are impressed that you can name 3 different ones. @Tibor I'm actually a Ford guy but I am also smart enough to know that until the remake of the GT350 the Mustang couldnt touch any M series "pos" BMW. I'm a huge fan of automotive tech marvels like the M3. Its been king of the hill for a long time. Judging by ur FB page you like Fords more than women. And you surly dont read any of the top 3 auto mags. If you dont have a love of automobiles In general you SHOULD NOT be reading this magazine. How bout Mustang Monthly? Oh wow look at that 6 "likes" now... you guys get any?
Onur Kartal Önder
Cool design
MI Lad
Like
Jeffery Thibodeaux Sr.
Love it can't wait
jmccool6969
Bring this baby on. I am in the mood for a long test drive. 
Gloria Stuart Poole
beautiful
Abhishek Sen
Woooow!!!
Jennifer Leigh Cordaro
William Rodgers Jr.
Grace Hatmaker
Wowza
Eddy Riviere
Mijn droom auto
John Chauke
I loved mustang and i am still loving it, i wish\U0001f697\U0001f697\U0001f697\U0001f697\U0001f697
Nick Walters
no not yet but ill put it next to my 67 shelby gt500 and my 94 gt
John Fracasso
Cool!
Tibor Horvath
Don't compare a pos BMW with a legend ok? Go race some family cars.
Kim Galvin
Sweet mother of mary!
Tibor Horvath
I currently have a 2011 5.0 and still love it!! Turns heads and gets compliments everywhere I go.. Next car though not sure if I want a mustang again I've had 2 now and seeing this I'm considering maybe a switch to a camaro or challenger in the long run :S still you never know.. I might like this in the end.
Brian Coons
Not digging those headlights. They're going to keep messing with this design, and it'll eventually lose that retro look they sought after and made the Mustang popular again.
Carla CJ Jaimelee
No way, do not like the new body style!
Maciej Aleks Cybulski
ORANGE PLEASE!!!
Nitish Sudan
Great look
Abdul Mohamed
owh..awful..
the_roadrunner
have  fun, Grandma!

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