Spied! 2015 Ford Mustang Prototype Caught Under a Very Un-Pretty Cover
We know it’s about a year away from being revealed, but the 2015 Ford Mustang probably is the debut to watch for next year. Tantalizingly, we’ve been fed a steady diet of spy photos showing smidgens of the next-gen car’s design and its possible independent rear suspension—and now along comes this photo, which clearly shows a heavily camouflaged next-gen Mustang wearing production-spec bodywork.
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Without a doubt, this is a 2015 Mustang test mule, despite the a baggy full-body wrap hiding almost all of the styling. Oddly, this test car lacks a rear bumper and has a poorly fitted stand-in piece up front. Based on the cover’s front and rear cutouts, it appears as though both the headlights and taillights have migrated higher on the Mustang’s front and rear ends, and there is a small fender vent peeking through the camo, as well. It’s hard to see from the angle the photo was taken, but it appears as though the rear suspension on this prototype is indeed independent; we believe the new Stang will ditch its signature solid rear axle.
Most important, while this photo might not reveal much about Ford’s next pony car, it does show that the blue-oval brand has progressed to the production-prototype stage of the car’s development. That means a greater chance of snagging spy photos of the 2015 Mustang in its production-ready skin out on the open road—hopefully while wearing less cover-up.