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This 2016 GT Premium is a Family Affair

This 2016 GT Premium is a Family Affair

Decker doesn’t plan on leaving it stock for long. GT350R-inspired Read More

This 50th Anniversary Edition S550 Makes 760 at the Crank

This 50th Anniversary Edition S550 Makes 760 at the Crank

With the help of his son Jake, Frank got to work on this 2015 Mustang Read More

This S550 Police Car Is Changing the World One Student at a Time

This S550 Police Car Is Changing the World One Student at a Time

Who doesn’t like seeing a new S550 Mustang outfitted with a uniform Read More

Chip Foose’s Personal Ride Is the Very First Production 2015 Mustang S550 Convertible & It Doesn’t Disappoint

Chip Foose’s Personal Ride Is the Very First Production 2015 Mustang S550 Convertible & It Doesn’t Disappoint

Take an inside look at Chip Foose’s personal EcoBoost powered S550 Read More

Driving Impressions of the 640 RWHP S550 Steeda Q650

Driving Impressions of the 640 RWHP S550 Steeda Q650

The deep metallic paint, aggressive styling, dropped stance and HRE Read More

Adrian Gomez Came Across One of the First 2015 Mustang S550s by Pure Luck

Adrian Gomez Came Across One of the First 2015 Mustang S550s by Pure Luck

When the new 2015 Mustangs slowly started trickling into dealerships, Read More

Team Hellion’s Melissa Urist Owns This Wicked Turbo-Powered 8-Second 2015 Ford Mustang GT

Team Hellion’s Melissa Urist Owns This Wicked Turbo-Powered 8-Second 2015 Ford Mustang GT

We take an inside look at Melissa Urist’s turbo powered 8-second Read More

Shelby Launches Limited Run of 140 50th Anniversary Ford Shelby GT-H Mustangs
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Shelby Launches Limited Run of 140 50th Anniversary Ford Shelby GT-H Mustangs

Both Shelby and Hertz felt the program would be a great way to get Read More

Increasing EcoBoost Mustang Power With Hooker BlackHeart Speed Exhaust
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Increasing EcoBoost Mustang Power With Hooker BlackHeart Speed Exhaust

Find out how to increase EcoBoost Mustang power with the Hooker Read More

Galpin Auto Sports 2015 Ford Mustang Supercharged Speedster

Galpin Auto Sports 2015 Ford Mustang Supercharged Speedster

Officially it is known as the Galpin Rocket Speedster, the subjective Read More

Galpin’s 2015 Rocket Coupe Mustang: An Art Form in Its Own Right

Galpin’s 2015 Rocket Coupe Mustang: An Art Form in Its Own Right

Stuff like this comes from out-of-the-box thinking and years of Read More

Mustang Girl Monday: Kady Holloway

Mustang Girl Monday: Kady Holloway

This week we would like to introduce Kady Holloway and her 2015 Read More

Among His Five Mustangs, This Yellow 2015 Ford Mustang S550 GT Is Favorite

Among His Five Mustangs, This Yellow 2015 Ford Mustang S550 GT Is Favorite

Among his five Mustangs, this yellow S550 is his favorite. Read More

KAR Motorsports’ 1,000hp 2015 Ford Mustang S550 Is a Carbon Fiber Knockout

KAR Motorsports’ 1,000hp 2015 Ford Mustang S550 Is a Carbon Fiber Knockout

Carlos Gomez' S550 is as much a looker as a tough-as-nails stomper! Read More

Stage 3 Performance 2015 S550 Ford Mustang Is Supercharged, Juiced, and Hell on Wheels

Stage 3 Performance 2015 S550 Ford Mustang Is Supercharged, Juiced, and Hell on Wheels

Sam Soto’s 2015 S550 Ford Mustang features a Vortech supercharger, Read More

About

Ford Motor Company dropped the curtain on the 2015 Mustang on December 5th, 2013 in six different cities, on four different continents. It was a massive unveiling by any account, and marked the 50th anniversary of the famous pony car as well as the era of the "S550." Though production and sales would not occur until the following year, Ford was quick to get the word out about the new model and its many enhancements.

Whereas many of the previous generations in the modern era could easily be deemed a simple evolutionary design when it comes to the chassis, the 2015 Mustang, or S550 as the new platform was dubbed internally, is a considerable departure in utilizing an independent rear suspension (IRS) on all models. The simplicity and durability of the former solid axle gave way for better ride quality and world-class handling capability. Both the rear and front suspension were clean-sheet designs, an integral-link rear suspension was designed to equal or surpass the previous Boss 302, and the front uses a MacPherson strut arrangement with double-ball joints and twin lower links (rather than A-arms). The S550 retains the same 107-inch wheelbase as its S197 predecessor, and electric-assist power steering.

Prior to its initial launch, Ford announced several other improvements over last year’s offering in the performance department. A throwback to 1986, the S550 marked the return of a fearsome trio of engines – a turbo 4-cylinder, V-6, and a 5.0L V-8. This go-round, though, every engine offered over 300 horsepower, and was designed specifically for the Mustang. The 2.3L Ecoboost, 3.7L V-6, and Coyote 5.0L all received revisions to make them more potent than ever. And each engine was backed by either a 6-speed manual or paddle-shifted automatic transmission with matching improvements in shifting. The brakes are no slouch on the S550 either, as the V-6 Mustang uses a 2-piston caliper and 12-inch rotor combo, while the Ecoboost and GT have 14-inch rotors and 4-piston calipers. There is also a massive 15-inch rotor, 6-piston caliper for track rats available on the GT. Wheel and tire combos start at 17x7.5 with 235/55R17 on the V-6 and Ecoboost, and 18x8 with 235/50R18 on the GT (with larger wheels optional up to 19x9.5).

The 2015 Mustang is a departure from the retro styling that re-launched the brand in 2005, though it uses several design queues from older generations such as the C-pillar, which is reminiscent of a fastback. The defined B-pillar of the S197 has been traded for a seamless design that appears a modern take on the late ‘60s and ‘70s Mustangs. The front and rear fascia are devoid of the hard edges that made the S197 retro, and instead uses a more rounded approach. The wrap-around headlights flow into the flared and muscular fenders, which contribute to the wider body. By pushing the A-pillar back and adding space between the cowl and front wheels, the hood and fenders have been lengthened. The hood, roof, and decklid have all been lowered, which effectively sinks the greenhouse into the body and makes the shoulders much more pronounced. The front grille is a sultry, large open mouth, and the front fascia is now flush with the fenders. The rear end is appropriately capped off with angled tribar taillights, which are showcased by the blacked-out rear panel, and a diffuser below.

As modern as the exterior may feel, Ford intended to surpass those expectations in the interior and electronics. Track Apps, launch control, tire pressure monitoring, and a number of toggles for different driving modes – Normal, Sport, Track, and Snow – that are integrated with the stability control system keep the driver tuned into the performance. Meanwhile push button start, SYNC AppLink, MyKey, MyColor gauges, blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, remote starting and window-open are just a few of the many high-tech gadgets in which the 2015 is equipped. The style of the interior, though, is not entirely "techy." In fact, it has an aeronautical inspiration that even seems to borrow from the Ford GT with its toggle switches. Seating position is lower than the S197, and there is more hip and shoulder room for rear seat occupants. The trunk is also larger, and there is a wider pass-through from the rear seats.