Well, the cat’s out of the bag. No, wait. The horse is out of the bag. The press embargo has been blown to smithereens and the 2015 Mustang is revealed.
Thanks to camera phones, the interwebz, moral decline in the West, etc., the traditional press embargo on new vehicle introductions is steadily slipping away. How things were supposed to work, at least in the case of the sixth-gen 2015 Mustang: The new car would go public media-wide with a multi-city, simultaneous press reveal on Thursday, Dec. 5.
But on Tuesday, evidently, some lucky civilian got hold of a copy of Autoweek Magazine containing the cover story, and photos of the pages were posted to a message board for Ford enthusiasts. Jalopnik and other automotive websites picked up and ran the photos, and it was off to the races. Today (Wednesday) Time.com ran a few more photos showing the exterior and interior, and those images have made the rounds of the internet as well.
Tomorrow the full story will be out with more complete specs and photos, but here’s what we seem to know so far. The big buzz is that the Mustang’s rear beam axle has finally been dumped in favor of independent rear suspension. And there are murmurs of 15-inch brakes and a 200-lb. reduction in curb weight. Talk around the campfire also includes three engines: a 5.0L V8 with 420 hp or thereabouts, a 3.6L EcoBoost turbo with 300 hp, and a four-cylinder turbo of 300 hp. We’ll have more official info as it becomes er, official. In the meantime, below are a few more illicit photos.