The new Ford Mustang is longer, wider at 4,784mm and 1,916mm respectively, whereas the wheelbase and the height remain the same at 2,720mm and 1,381mm, similar to the outgoing fifth generation model.
The Mustang will get two new engines- the 2.3-litre Ecoboost engine and the 5.0-litre V8. The Ecoboost engine is expected to churn out 305bhp at 5500rpm and 407Nm of peak torque. It is said that 90 per cent of the torque will be available as early 1500rpm. It’s the first Ford engine to use a low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger to provide quicker boost response.
The top-of-the-line engine is the 5.0-litre V8 that will generate 420bhp peak power at 6500rpm and 529 Nm of torque at 4250rpm. This engine is also expected to power the Mustang GT. Both the engines will either get a six-speed manual transmission from the Getrag or the six-speed automatic transmission from ZF with paddle shifters, sending power to the rear wheels through a limited slip differential.
Ford will be building the left-hand drive and the right-hand drive versions at their Flat Rock assembly plant in Michigan. It will arrive in Australian showrooms by the end of 2015, priced from about USD 45,000 (Rs 27.78 lakh). So this means, an Indian release may not be far away.