The 2015 Ford Mustang Might Have Just Gained A Whole Fat Guy In Weight

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We know how much the 2015 Ford Mustang will cost, but we're still not exactly sure how much power it has. Ford will only say that the V8-powered GT will have "more than 420 horsepower." Let's hope it's a lot more, because we just heard that the Horse just gained around 200 to 300 pounds.


And putting 200 to 300 pounds in your car is basically like carrying around the weight of Brian, your fat friend who's been trying to shed pounds ever since he graduated high school, at all times. You know how heavy it felt that one time Brian got really drunk at Christine's pool party and jumped on your back?


Yeah, that's what Ford has been trying to avoid.

The news of the weight gain comes to us from famed Ford tuner Steeda, via the always-on-the-ball people at Mustangs Daily:

Our work is cut out for us because unbeknown to most Mustang aficionados (and not "officially" confirmed by Ford for obvious reasons), the 2015 Mustang ended up gaining 200-300 pounds in this remake – and with weight being the "enemy of performance", there are plenty of challenges needed to ensure that the 2015 iteration of America's favorite Pony Car isn't left at the starting line spinning its wheels against the competition.

As Mustangs Daily points out, the additional poundage isn't exactly surprising, between the new suspension system, new safety features, and added technology. Even still, Ford supposedly expected it to come in lighter than the last generation, not heavier.

Because as any proper automotive enthusiast knows, weight is The Enemy. It ruins everything, from handling, to ride, to acceleration, to your birthday. So let's hope that Fords engineers have worked some sort of suspension wizardry to make it feel like it's dancing on air.

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Ford engineers are actually masters of making big cars feel small, so this shouldn't be an obstacle. Sadly, their method for doing so has always been the same:

Make interior ergonomics so shitty and cramped that the car feels extra small around all the occupants, then use assorted rocks, gravel and sand between the metal panels to help reduce vibration.

Still, this will probably weigh less than the Challenger...