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Revealed: 2015 Ford Mustang GT Makes 435 HP, 400 LB-FT of Torque

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 7/17/2014

The moment you've long awaited is finally here. Official output figures for the entire 2015 Ford Mustang lineup were leaked to online forum Mustang6G, reportedly learned from a Ford event. The 2015 Ford Mustang GT will make 435 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque when it goes on sale later this year.

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UPDATE: Ford has confirmed that all the leaked information is accurate.

The 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 received upgrades for 2015, which raise output by 15 hp and 10 lb-ft from the previous Mustang GT. All 5.0-liter V-8s received bigger intake and exhaust valves along with the Boss 302's valve springs. At 435 hp, the 2015 Mustang GT is down 9 hp from the Boss 302, though it makes 20 lb-ft more. Also lifted from the Boss are its connecting rods and oil cooler, while the valvetrain gets a higher-lift cam profile. 2015 Ford Mustang© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford Mustang

Though Ford suggested carryover figures for the V-6 when it debuted the 2015 Mustang, the V-6 is down 5 hp at 300 hp and 280 lb-ft. But as promised, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost model makes more than that, rated at 310 hp and 320 lb-ft from its turbocharged, direct-injected four-cylinder. In our first ride in an EcoBoost Mustang, we liked the turbo-four's snarly exhaust note, though final sound tuning was not yet completed.

Now that we know horsepower and torque, the one burning question that remains is weight. We've heard that the 2015 Ford Mustang will indeed gain a few pounds due to the new independent rear suspension among other things, but so far we've had no word on official curb weight. Now, Ford has just answered that question. The 2015 Mustang V-6 manual will weigh 3526 pounds, a gain of 30 pounds over last year's model. The automatic gains just 12 pounds, at 3530. The Mustang GT manual gains a bit more at 87 pounds, with a curb weight of 3705 pounds. The GT automatic weighs 3729 pounds, up 54 pounds. The new EcoBoost models are pretty close in weight to the V-6s, with the manual version weighing in at 3532 pounds and the automatic at 3524. 2015 ford mustang© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 ford mustang

With all this new Mustang info, which model are you most excited about? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Mustang6G, Twitter

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