2015 Ford Mustang Convertible Quietly Rolls Out Online After Coupe Debut
After last night's 2015 Ford Mustang coupe debut, one question still lingered: Where's the convertible? For many of you, your Hawaii or California vacation just wouldn't be the same without a Mustang droptop, yet it was nowhere to be found. At least initially.Now, we have a few pictures of the 2015 Ford Mustang convertible. The first one was discovered on Ford's own consumer website. It shows the rear view of a gray soft top car. The other was tweeted by Ford U.K. with the caption "Oh, there's one other thing we didn't tell you... It comes as a convertible, too!" Interesting that the convertible is first shown in the U.K. before its global debut, but it should be noted that the Queen's island sells more convertibles as a percentage of new cars than any other nation in the world. And yes, that includes the U.S. Use that factoid during your next dinnertime get-together. Like the 2015 Ford Mustang coupe, we expect power to come by way of a 305-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6, a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that will be even more powerful, and a 5.0-liter V-8 with upwards of 420 horsepower. All three engines will have a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission available, powering the rear wheels. The four-cylinder is the first engine of that specific arrangement in the Mustang lineup since 1993. Those rear wheels, by the way, are the first to utilize a fully independent suspension in back since the 2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra limited edition. Before that, Ford had never implemented an independent rear suspension on a production Mustang. The 2015 Ford Mustang comes in right around the 50th anniversary of the storied pony car. We're checking it out today in the sheetmetal and should have more impressions of the car as soon as we can get our fingers on a keyboard. Sources: Ford, Ford U.K. via Twitter
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