KJ Jones
Brand Manager, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
December 6, 2013
Photos By: KJ Jones

After what literally amounts to years of speculation, conceptive renderings and “spy photos” posted on the Internet by Mustang enthusiasts worldwide, Ford has finally pulled the wraps off its long-awaited, highly secretive 2015 Mustang.

The ’15 ‘Stang—code name: “S550”--made its online debut just after the stroke of midnight on December 5, 1013, with the lifting of a 3-week-long embargo against reporting on the new car.

The new-Pony’s front. What are your thoughts?...
…And the new-Pony’s tail. Love it? Hate it?

Many of you stayed up late and caught the “midnight show” right here, becoming familiar with the new S550 ‘Stang through our Online Editor Amie Williams’s breakdown of what’s new, different and most-importantly, hot about the Pony we’ve all been waiting for.

However, official reveal activities took place roughly 10 hours later, with launch events held simultaneously in New York City, Los Angeles, Shanghai (China), Barcelona (Spain), and Sydney (Australia).

Senior Tech Editor KJ Jones was on hand with other Media at the West Coast reveal, held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California.

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KJ’s photos of the LA launch event highlight this report. The 2015 Pony brings a bold, all-new “look” to Mustang—inside and out--along with a dual-ball-joint front end, and independent rear suspension as very-exciting standard equipment.

Under the hood, while an updated, 420-horsepower Coyote 5.0, or the returning 3.7-Liter are found in V-8 GTs and V-6 models, rumors about the addition of a 2.3-Liter, 305-horsepower, direct-port-injection, turbocharged EcoBoost engine are now confirmed. The forced-air-induced bullet is available as an option, that we think will definitely make driving the new ‘Stang a lot of fun.

Impressions, of course, will vary from enthusiast to the next. However, after spending a morning looking the ‘15 Mustang over from stem to stern, we’re somewhat hard pressed to find any real “bad (as in not-good)” qualities or traits. The car’s strong, new, exterior/interior appearances are great, and when you consider its IRS coupled with any of the available powerplants, we’re sure you will agree that the 2015 Mustang definitely is a “bad (as in good this time)” ride.

While we hoped that we might see the new Pony take a cruise down Hollywood Boulevard and be driven to a Mustang celebration held later in the afternoon on Venice Beach, it was loaded into a transporter for the trip across town.