Australian specifications for new Ford Mustang confirmed ahead of 2015 arrival.
Ford has confirmed all but price for Australian versions of the new Mustang ahead of their showroom arrival in the latter half of next year.
As confirmed at the Mustang’s simultaneous global reveals last December, both four-cylinder and V8 versions will come here, but Ford has now detailed their specific outputs.
The price-leading 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine will produce an impressive 233kW and 432Nm, while the top-spec V8 GT will churn out 303kW and 525Nm.
These figures are the metric DIN equivalent of the 310hp/320lb-ft and 435hp/400lb-ft produced by the respective US Mustangs, driven by CarsGuide earlier this year.
For both engines, a six-speed manual transmission will come as standard, while a six-speed torque-converter automatic available can be optioned.
Unlike previous Mustangs, the sixth-generation model does away with simple solid-axle rear suspension in favour of integral-link independent rear suspension.
Both engines will come with 330mm disk brakes on the back with the EcoBoost having 352mm disks on the front and the V8 upping the ante to 380mm.
The EcoBoost package rides on 19-inch wheels shod in 255/40R19 rubber, with the the V8's 19-inch alloys get slightly wider 275/40R19 tyres.
Externally, V8 models can be identified by unique grille inserts with vertical elements, dual bonnet vents, 5.0 front-guard badging and a GT badge between the tail lights.
Drivetrains and roof designs aside, the coupe and convertible Mustang models will share trim levels.
On the outside there is a rear diffuser, LED daytime running lights, HID headlights, a pony-shaped puddle lamps and heated mirrors.
In the dashboard there is an 8-inch multimedia touchscreen with Ford's ‘SYNC2’ system to run the 9-speaker sound system, satnav, reversing camera and Bluetooth phone connectivity.
Inside there is push-button start, heated and cooled front seats, dual zone climate control, automatic headlights and wipers, leather multifunction steering wheel, leather parking brake and auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Safety features include Ford's MyKey system, electronic stability control and tyre pressure monitoring.
Local pricing for the Mustang has not been confirmed, although it is believed it will cost between $50,000 and $70,000.
Ford Australia President and CEO Bob Graziano said the new Mustang has received a lot of local interest since it was first announced with "an unprecedented 15,000 customers asking for details about the car".
Motorsport fans will also be watching the new Mustang with interest as the coupe variant with either EcoBoost or V8 power will be eligible to compete in the V8 Supercars championship in 2017 under new regulations announced recently.
Ford has confirmed its withdrawal of factory support, however the door is still open for private teams to use the Mustang shape in a similar arrangement to the existing Erebus Motorsport V8 AMG team.