In time-honored form, the V-8 Mustang GT gets a raise in power to 430 hp, readying for street battle with the Chevy Camaro SS. It's the more everyday editions — including the new, four-cylinder Ecoboost turbo model — where the data gets interesting.
Mustang fans may remember a flurry of anonymously sourced articles last year claiming that the 2015 Mustang would be significantly lighter than the previous model. Ford never confirmed that, and in conversations execs never cottoned to the idea.
In reality, the only way the new Mustang will be lighter than the old one is if you take off one of its wheels; both the V-6 and V-8 weigh somewhere between 12 and 87 lbs. more than their predecessors, depending on transmission choices.
(While the base Camaro has a 325-hp V-6, it's also carting around an extra 200 lbs. in curb weight.) Now we really need to drive the Ecoboost and see what kind of new-century plans Ford has made.