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First 2015 Mustang GTs Reach Ford Racing, Driver Shares Impressions

Just like Hennessey Performance Engineering got one of the very first 2014 Corvette Stingrays last year, the folks over at Ford Racing just got their hands on a couple of pre-production 2015 Mustang GTs fitted with the Performance Package.
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That’s the word from IMBOC member WMUCarGuy, one of the guys that was lucky enough to pick up one of the vehicles from the company’s Flat Rock Assembly plant.

Besides taking a lot of photos and posting them online (they’re available below courtesy of our friends over at Mustang6G), WMUCarGuy also shared his driving impressions, thus becoming the first user to create some sort of mini review for the 2015 Mustang.

According to him, the redesigned pony “is a massive improvement over the current car in terms of the way it drives down the road. The new IRS soaked up bumps that would severly challenge a Mustang with a live axle.”

“The shifter is really mechanical and notchy, much moreso than the current car, which I really liked. Steering response was the best of Mustangs with EPAS that I’ve driven,” he added.

As for the interior, the driver said it’s “a big improvement in fit/finish, and the materials was great”, although the cabin still had “a few pre-production parts”.

That’s about it from this lucky driver, but there are more interesting details that can be seen in the photo gallery below. The 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine seems to be a near-production version with a new strut tower brace. The key fob, which allows keyless entry, is also pictured.

According to Mustang6G, Ford Racing will be getting no less than 12 pre-production 2015 Mustangs to begin testing upgrades for the sixth-generation vehicle. Details aren’t available right now, but we already know that the company’s performance and motorsport division is working on a supercharger for the V8.

The 2015 Ford Mustang will arrive in dealerships in the fourth quarter of the year. Until then, the manufacturer will unveil the Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition at the New York Auto Show next month.

 
 
 
 
 

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