2015 Ford Mustang
The 2015 Ford Mustang continues this line of familiar muscle cars while bringing something completely new to the game. For the first time in its 50-year history, every pony model will sport an independent rear suspension system for more precise handling and a smoother, more comfortable ride. Redesigned for a new aggressive look while still maintaining its recognizable lines, the new S550 Mustang boasts five different trims levels across three engine types to suit the varying needs of drivers:
- 3.7 V-6, 300hp, 280 lb-ft, base engine.
- 2.3L turbocharged EcoBoost, 310 hp, 320 lb-ft. Available in Premium trim.
- 5.0 L V-8 G: 435 hp, 400 lb-ft. Available in Premium trim.
Power to the Pony
All 2015 Mustang models make good power, and yet they can all benefit from some easy, bolt-on modifications. An aftermarket cold air intake (CAI) can be added to increase the horsepower and throttle response. The stock intake is slightly restrictive in terms of how much air is let in and thereby capping the performance. Aftermarket systems make use of high-flow synthetic fibre filters (which are usually washable and re-usable) and strategically place them to draw cooler air into the intake. Cold air intakes that maintain the stock intake diameter do not require a tune and can be used with the factory settings. However, to get the absolute most of the modification, selecting a CAI with a larger intake diameter and matching it with an S550 mustang engine tuner will finish the combination and get the biggest return on your investment.
Stepping on the Brakes
With all that power under the hood, you might have forgotten about the opposite end of the spectrum and what is required in order to stop the speed. The powerful 2015 Ford Mustang V8 can deliver 0-100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds while even the EcoBoost is equally impressive at just a second longer. In order to deal with this power (and any additional modifications you may have made), aftermarket big brake kits can provide better responsiveness and shorten braking distances. One of the easiest ways of bettering your brake performance is by increasing the diameter of the rotor and the size of the caliper, thereby offering a larger heat sink. Upgraded brake rotors are drilled and slotted versus the stock version, meaning they can get rid of heat more quickly and save the parts from brake fade. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a big brake aesthetic to drop some jaws while you’re out and about, a Big Brake Kit will certainly achieve this too.
Lights, Camera, Action
Even if you do install the Big Brake Kit, that’s not the first thing that car enthusiasts or the average individual will notice. They might be able to hear the rumble but they can’t immediately see what’s under the hood. The smaller details are what everyone notices first and modifications to your S550's exterior lights can be an inexpensive way to immediately distinguishe a 2015 Mustang visually from everyone else. Multicolour and changeable daytime running lights, sequential turning signals, updated head light and tail lights (all likely using highly efficient and long lasting LED technology)- there are endless possibilities that require minimal tools and time to alter the appearance of your Mustang and get everyone staring.