The current Ford Mustang GT packs a ton of power, but at 3,600 pounds, it's far from being a lightweight. But that may change with the all-new 2015 Mustang, which is reportedly going to cut out the carbs and hit the CrossFit gym a lot harder than its predecessor.
Edmunds reports that the next Mustang will not only be smaller than the outgoing car, it will be much lighter as well, dropping "a minimum of 400 pounds," according to an anonymous source.
That would put the new Mustang around 3,100 to 3,200 pounds depending on the model. While that won't make it a featherweight like the 2,700 pound Subaru BRZ, it is a significant reduction, and one that will likely improve acceleration, handling and fuel economy.
The source also said the new Mustang will have less front overhang and be some 15 inches shorter than the current model, but also narrower. Here's the bad news — it will likely come with a price hike.
While pricing for lower-end Mustangs is expected to be comparable to today's models, the source said high-end models could see a dramatic increase. The base 2014 Ford Mustang starts at $22,995.
"My understanding is that the maximum price is going to go up about 10 percent and that will be depending on equipment," the source said.
Let's hope this lighter, more sports car-like Mustang doesn't get too expensive.
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