2015 Ford Mustang Revealed at Last on Good Morning America
This morning on Good Morning America, the world got their first look at the 2015 Ford Mustang. Okay, so strictly speaking, it wasn’t the first look: photos have been leaking in the media all week. But this first officially sanctioned look at the 2015 Mustang revealed everything we had hoped: the next generation of pony car is stylish and powerful, and pays more than enough homage to Ford’s muscle cars of old.
At 8:30 am EST, a large trailer—towed by a red Ford F Series truck decked out in Mustang swag—pulled up in front of a throng of muscle-maniacs in Times Square. The anticipation was such that it trumped an appearance by Spider-Man himself, who delivered a DVD featuring the first official look at the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Eight minutes later, GMA hosts Robin Roberts and Josh Elliot stood with Ford President and CEO Al Mulally and threw to a retrospective that covered the Mustang’s five decades of excellence. Narrated by Roberts, the package began in 1964, when “everything America thought about cars was about to change.” Footage from the film Bullitt and the song “Mustang Sally” by Wilson Pickett emphasized the cultural impact of the Mustang over fifty years; it was also noted that the Mustang has taken more than 2,000 checkered flags over the course of its life on the race track.
Then, the reveal: from the bowels of the trailer emerged the bright red 2015 Mustang, looking sleek, svelte, and quick. A fastback model, the 2015 Mustang was everything the leaked pictures had promised. Seeing it clear as day, it more than meets those expectations that had been built over the last few months.
Mulally called the Mustang “an American icon, a global passion” as the hosts oohed and ahhed over the ‘stang’s exterior. “The heart and soul of the Ford Motor Company,” as Ford’s President called it, the 2015 Mustang will boast the model’s first independent rear suspension, meaning that the next-gen Mustang will be the most capable in the name badge’s history.
A subsequent press release from the Ford Motor Company confirmed as much: the all-new Mustang touts design features including a lower and wider stance, reduction in roof height, more steeply-sloped windshield and rear glass, three dimensional tri-bar tail lamps, and the hallmark shark-bite front fascia and trapezoidal grille.
“You only get one chance to make a first impression, and when you see this car you immediately see a Mustang strong and true,” said Moray Callum, Ford executive director, design, The Americas.
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