Ford has finally disclosed just how much power will be churning under the hoods of the new 2015 Mustang models. Consumers already know that a new EcoBoost model with a turbocharged four cylinder engine will be introduced to the lineup, but now they also know that the 2.3-liter engine will be pumping out an impressive 310 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s quite a bit more than the last turbocharged ‘Stang, which was the 1986 SVO.
The base model will come with the 3.7-liter V6 engine, which now makes sense why it isn’t the mid-grade version of the car. That engine is less powerful, putting out only 300 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. Astute Mustang fans will notice that the 2014 V6 model puts out 305 horsepower, which is more than a little suspicious, to say the least, almost like Ford was trying to make the V6 engine the weakest of the bunch.
Of course, real performance enthusiasts will be most interested in the 2015 Mustang GT with its beefy 5.0-liter V8 engine. Power output is impressive at 435 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. Originally, Ford announced that the engine would put out over 420 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque, and the company has delivered.
Whenever an announcement is made about any of the three current pony cars, fans of the other two seem to get bent out of shape. Lest there are any accusations of falsified numbers from Ford Motor Company, the SAE certified all horsepower and torque outputs.