2015 Ford Mustang GT350 Spied

2015 Ford Mustang GT350 front three quarter 1

We've had plenty of opportunities to gawk at prototypes for the 2015 Ford Mustang, but today our spy photographers brought us these images of a higher-performance model. Most likely called the GT350, expect this go-fast 2015 Ford Mustang to replace the current GT500 as the most powerful of all Ford pony cars.

Overall, this car looks just like other 2015 Ford Mustang coupes we've spied before: Evos-inspired nose with narrow headlights and rounded front end, curved roofline, and sweeping rear windshield. The difference is that this car has several clues that it packs a bigger punch underhood. The wheels are larger and wider than on other 2015 Ford Mustang testers, and they hide cross-drilled brake discs gripped by larger calipers. Out back, a quartet of exhaust tips (which our spy shooter said produces a "fantastic rumble") peeks out above a small aerodynamic diffuser. In front, the hood and fenders have mesh vents recalling the functional vents on the outgoing 662-hp Ford Shelby GT500.

Our spy photographers also managed to glimpse inside the 2015 Ford Mustang, revealing a steering wheel with a full bevy of buttons to control a slew of infotainment functions -- MyFord Touch is expected to be offered on the 2015 Mustang for the first time. The basic two-binnacle gauge cluster remains unchanged, however.

In case you need more proof that this 2015 Ford Mustang has some go-fast goodies, our spy shooter saw the prototype entering the Ford SVT headquarters in southeast Michigan. As for what's underhood, we expect a naturally aspirated V-8 engine -- rumors suggest the massive supercharged 6.2-liter from the current Shelby GT500 just won't fit inside the new Mustang's more slender nose. Horsepower and displacement ratings are the big unknowns, but expect at least 500 hp from at least 5.0 liters of V-8 muscle. The car will likely be called the Mustang GT350; the name is up for grabs now that the Shelby GT350 has ceased production.

We expect to see the standard 2015 Ford Mustang at the Detroit auto show in January, but a high-performance GT350 version likely wouldn't debut until much later in 2014.

BigBlock45
Mmm, some of the pics purport to show bulges and scoops eerily like the new C7 Vette.  The big rear shoulders, the air extractor behind the front wheels, the narrow (appearing) hood, and what could be more of a fastback roofline and the quad tailpipes.  I'm feeling car designs are too homogenized with everyone fighting aerodynamics and pushing for fuel mileage.  Oh, GT350... what about a twin-turbo 3.5 Liter V-6  putting out 400+ horses?  That would be lighter, but powerful, adding to handling with the IRS.   just sayin...
TheClassicCarFactory
I pray to the car gods everday that the new Mustang is not a 2 door Fusion.....
WESC
The current GT500 has a supercharged 5.8, not a 6.2
William Proctor
The brake rotors look like a 2-piece (rotor/hat) design which saves a few pounds per wheel and reduces rotating mass.  Maybe better images in the near future will tell the tale prior to model specs are released.  You can't see them well but I think the rear brakes are cross-drilled as well.  

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