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Tech: 2015 Mustang Powertrain Updates

Power Improved

We dig deeper into the hardware behind the S550 performance specs

By Dale Amy

After months of anticipation, yesterday we finally got Ford’s official power figures for the 2015 Mustang lineup. As you now know, those numbers are:

5.0-liter V8: 435 hp & 400 lb-ft

3.7-liter V6: 300 hp & 280 lb-ft

Ecoboost 2.3-liter I4: 310 hp & 320 lb-ft

But there’s more to the story than mere numbers, so let’s have a quick look at some of the S550’s powertrain hardware and changes.

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News: Ford Racing Coyote Block

Ford Tough

Built for high-powered Coyote projects, Ford Racing’s new 5.0 block is stout where it counts

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Racing

Quite honestly Ford’s TiVCT 5.0-liter engine—codenamed Coyote—flipped a massive reset switch in the world of Ford performance. If you didn’t have a Coyote engine under your hood, you either wanted one, or you wanted your combo to run that hard. It is a robust performer right out of the box, and like its predecessors, it has taken to bolt-on performance mods like a racer to a starting line.

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News: JLT 2015 Mustang Cold Air Intake

First Place

When you get your new Mustang, JLT Performance has its S550 cold-air intake ready

By Steve Turner

Photos by Stacy Stangz and courtesy of JLT Performance

My how our expectations have changed. Back in the Fox era, we had to wait for years before products were developed for our cars. These days, prospective Mustang owners are already planning their mods before they order their cars. That’s how important the aftermarket is to new Mustang sales. We want cars we can mod.

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Video: 2015 Mustang Goodwood Hill Climb

Still Climbing

The 2015 Mustang shows off its handling prowess on the famed hill climb

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company and the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Now that the Mustang is becoming an international commodity, we will get to see it run at all sorts of venues worldwide. In case it slipped past you in all the excitement about the debut of the 2015 Focus ST at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, the 2015 Mustang appeared there too.

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News: 2015 Focus ST Teaser Video

Good Word

Ford will debut the new Focus ST at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Friday

By Steve Turner

Photos and Video courtesy of Ford Motor Company

To show off the capabilities of the new, 2015 Focus ST, Ford will pit the real car and drivers against virtual competitors playing Gran Turismo 6. This is being dubbed as the first virtual versus real race on the famed event’s hill climb.

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