Fresh off the official numbers on the new Challenger Hellcat, another popular muscle car's specs have been rolled out. The Ford camp finally announced that the 2015 Mustang GT will come equipped with a 5.0L V8 that gives 435 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, and the 2.3L EcoBoost turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (the first turbo mustang since 1986) puts out 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, the base model V6, which starts at $24,425, will give you 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.
As far as weight goes, the Eco-four with an auto trans is the lightest at 3,524 lbs. The V6 with manaul trans is 3,526, while the GT with a manual wieghs in at 3,705 lbs.
While building the EcoBoost engine, Ford strengthened the powerplant with a forged-steel crankshaft, piston-cooling jets, steel piston ring carriers, and forged-steel connecting rods, among other things. For the V8, Ford built the engine with biger intake valves, bigger exhaust valves, reengineered camshafts, stiffer valve springs, sinter-forged connecting rods, and a new cylinder head casting.
Test drive coming soon.