2015 Ford Mustang SHO Ecoboost
May 27, 2012
We’ll get the 2015 Ford Mustang Turbo
In recent years Ford Motor Company has been putting a turbocharger on anything with an engine. The Ford engineers are going buck wild with the Ecoboost concept and so far they are making some pretty impressive numbers. With Café standards rising and more American and international customers placing efficiency as one if not the top priority for their next car purchase. So therefore Ford is working to give their potential customers both fuel efficiency as well as performance. We have already seen that the next-generation 2015 Ford Mustang will be dropping the nostalgic look for a more sleek and aerodynamic shape. It looks as though Ford will base the Mustang heavily off of EVOS concept and with their joint operations with DuPont look to be adding carbon fiber components in order to drop an estimated 750 pounds. If Fords can manage to drop this much weight then it brings up the question whether or not they would try to place the 2.0 L Ecoboost that is in the 2013 Focus ST or give us what we want which is the 3.5 L twin turbo Ecoboost engine that is found in the Ford Taurus SHO.
2015 Ford Mustang SHO Ecoboost Specs
My money is on the 3.5L 2015 Mustang SHO but we may actually see both engines as the normally aspirated V6 that is currently available in the base model mustang will get replaced by the 2.0L Ecoboost as the base engine. Now this of course is if the company can reduce the weight as the Mustang currently weighs in at a starting weight of 3500 lbs and the Focus ST weighs in at 3150 lbs. So if Ford can drop the weight of the Mustang 750 lbs then we have a 2750lb 2015 Mustang with 250 hp and 266 ft-lbs of torque making for a decent drive. Now if we add the twin turbo 3.5L with all 365 hp and 350 ft-lbs of torque then be have a sub-3000lb track day monster on our hands.
2015 Ford Mustang SHO Ecoboost Price
Not sure where the price will lie with the Mustang as losing weight will cost money and especially if they are pioneering mass production parts of carbon fiber materials. Sure they are going to get one hell of a bulk discount rate but hopefully we will see the base 2015 Ford Mustang starting at around $24k and then there will be umpteen different editions coming out. My advice to you would be to just buy a 2014 50th Anniversary Mustang Shelby GT 500, the legend has passed and these cars will be rolling through the Barrett-Jackson auction in 30 years selling for $500,000 and you will sit and think, why the hell did I get the 2015 4-cylinder. Splurge, its only money.