Why It Matters: The quintessential pony car is so pivotal to Ford's image with enthusiasts that design staff all over the world are involved. Under the skin, we expect a turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder as an alternative to the usual V-6 and V-8 choices. That's big news, as Ford hasn't offered a turbocharged engine in the Mustang since 1986, when the SVO with its buzzy 2.3-liter inline-four was last offered.
Platform: The Mustang will keep its front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, but it will gain a more sophisticated independent rear suspension—as we saw on a next-gen Mustang mule we spied earlier this year. We hear that the new car will be slightly narrower, and that the engine bay will be slightly more cramped with the adoption of crash structures and pedestrian-safety measures more agreeable to tightening regulations. It’s possible that passenger and cargo space could increase slightly.
Thanks to: Car and Driver