Spied! 2016 Ford Mustang SVT Prototype
Even though the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang is on its way to dealers, we caught Ford out testing the 2016 Mustang SVT Prototype in full camouflage around the Dearborn campus. Previously, we've only seen the SVT nose stuck on the front end of the current 2015 Mustang, but this time, we managed to catch the full, production-bodied prototype. The differences between the 2015 Mustang and the 2016 SVT include a larger hood bump, hood vent, wide rocker panels, and a vent just behind the wheels. While in the past Ford has left the tailpipes uncovered, we now see wire mesh camo in front of the outlets. But we'd guess the quad tailpipes are under there. Now, Ford is even covering up the wheels, making us guess just what the vehicle will offer. If we had to guess, we'd expect to see large brake calipers with cross-drilled carbon rotors up front and cross-drilled steel rotors in back, as that was what was seen on those early prototypes. We can expect power to come from a 5.8-liter V-8 engine pared with a six-speed manual transmission, and from our limited view of the interior, we can see that the redline has been bumped up to 6,500. Other transmission and engine options may be available when the car launches, and thanks to some hiccups with the new motor, production of the new SVT may be delayed. Stay tuned for more info on the 2016 Ford Mustang SVT. Source: Chris Doane Automotive
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