Red Cars for the Post-Holiday: Mustang

Gary S. Vasilash

Now that Christmas is a couple days behind us, chances are you’re thinking about making your list for next year.

Top of your list: 2015 Ford Mustang.

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After all, you can’t buy one yet, so you might as well have something to look forward to.

Among your choices when it comes to the new car, which will be produced at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant in southeastern Michigan, will be powertrain.

There is a standard 3.7-liter V6, which produces some 300 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.

A new 2.3-liter EcoBoost, a four-cylinder engine that is expected to provide more than 305 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque (a twin-scroll turbocharger can be helpful).

A 5.0-liter V8 that will generate on the order of 420-hp and 390-lb-ft of torque.

No matter which, you probably can’t go wrong.

As Dave Pericak, Ford Mustang chief engineer put it, “We built a new Mustang from the ground up that is quicker, better-looking, more refined, and more efficient, without losing any of the raw appeal that people have associated with Mustang for half a century.”