Coming to the 2014 LA Auto Show: The New Mustang, Powered by EcoBoost

“EcoBoost” and Mustang are two words that used to go together only when the driver’s nickname was “EcoBoost”.

These days, with engine technology pumping more horsepower and torque from smaller engines,”Eco” and “Boost” and Mustang only means lighter, faster, and better.

Back in August, Ford announced they were going to add a third engine to the all-new Mustang.  Along with the V-8 (classic) that generates 435 horsies, theres a 300-horse, 3.7 liter V-6.

Now there’s a 2.3 liter EcoBoost with 310 horsepower and 320 lb./ft of torque.

And all three are coming to L.A for the 2014 Auto Show.

“This EcoBoost engine delivers where a Mustang driver expects it to, with a broad, flat torque curve that pours out when you stand on it for easy passing or hustling down a twisty road,” said Dave Pericak, Ford Mustang chief engineer.

 

You may or may not know that the new Mustang is a new ground-up design, created fresh.  If you follow green cars, you probably never expected green principles applied to a street rod.  Then again, you probably never expected them to be applied to a Porsche hypercar either.  But hey, green is in these days.

According to Ford, these 4 design features will set the new Pony car apart from its predecessors:

  • A lower, wider stance with a reduction in roof height, and wider rear fenders and track
  • The return of Mustang fastback with a sleeker profile enabled by more steeply sloped windshield and rear glass
  • Three-dimensional, tri-bar taillamps with sequential turn signals
  • Contemporary execution of the signature shark-bite front fascia and trapezoidal grille

 

I like to hear that the Fastback is returning to the stable.  This is what separated the Fastback from the rest of the herd:

1968 Ford Mustang Fastback

“Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “The visceral look, sound and performance of Mustang resonates with people, even if they’ve never driven one. Mustang is definitely more than just a car – it is the heart and soul of Ford.”

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost

Knowing that the powertrain is evolving as the look is makes this former owner of a 1965 Mustang quite happy.

 

 

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