Questions About 2015 Special Models

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  1. washMO66

    washMO66 Founding Member

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    Hello Stangnet - It has been quite some time since I have been on here. It has also been some time since I owned a Mustang, sold my 550HP 347ci 66' and my 02' Saleen Extreme got traded for my wife a new Volvo many years ago.

    With that being said I have a new interest in getting another Mustang. It started with the 13' & 14' GT500 and now the release of the 15 pictures and specifications my wheels are turning and I am excited to see what specialty models Ford my release next year.

    I have heard that there may be two other high performance models in addition to the GT. Potentially a high revving naturally aspirated model producing ~ 500FWHP (maybe a GT350?) and of course the GT500 with the same supercharged 5.8L motor.

    If anyone can fill me in on any additional info, especially estimated release dates for these other models I would appreciate it. It the mean time I may check in from time to time to see what is new and what info might be available.
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    I hope it isn't FrontWheelHorsePower! Or do you mean fly wheel? :)

    The SVT models probably won't be out until 2 years after the next gen releases. I've heard of Mach 1 making a return; I've heard of the GT350 being N/A but less power than the GT500; and I've heard of the GT500 eventually taking a twin-turbo ecoboost. If I remember correctly, I've heard that the GT500 will not have the 5.8L.

    I'd take a GT. Even in 2011-2014, the GT was the heritage of the modular 99-02 Cobras and the 03-04 Mach 1s. It's a great car, and I bet it will be even more awesome in 2015 but with a lower cost than the specialty vehicles that will come out in 2016-2017.
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    washMO66 Founding Member

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    Yep - that was Fly Wheel smart guy.... :)

    Really that long of a wait? If that is the case then I will likely just order a 2015 GT and put a pro-charger on it, some long tubes and exhaust and have some fun. I just really want something to drive to work and have some fun with. My 08' Tundra Limited Crew is nice but I want a car again. I thought about a C7 Vette but with the kids a two seater just would not fly and a couple of 11 year old boys will fit in the little Mustang back seat. I can't wait 2.5 years for it. Maybe I should snag a 2013-14 GT500 as there seem to be lots of them out there for sale and I could prolly get one well under sticker.... Really want that new 2015 body style and the IRS.
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    At this point no one outside of Ford really knows how long the wait will be if any before high performance models will be released.Historically there has been at least a year before additional models have been released. However it seems that they are testing something right now:http://www.stangtv.com/news/2015-gt350-performance-mustang-caught-testing-with-less-camo/
    It could be a Mach 1 , Gt350, GT500 or something else. Since they seem to be hitting the 50th anniversary theme pretty hard , I'm hoping its a 2015 GT350 to mark the 50th anniv of the original tuner mustang, the 1965 Shelby GT350.
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    There have been rumors that the 2015 GT will eventually be closer to 500HP. Even at 420HP, it will be plenty powerful and fun.
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    I think 500HP is a little too much out there. I think itll probably be closer to 440 or 450, right around where the Boss 302 was.
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