The temperature may be dropping but that doesn’t mean drivers can’t prepare for sunnier days. Ford dealerships across the U.S. are preparing to receive their first shipments of the convertible version of the 2015 Mustang, just in time for the holidays.
“… With available heated seats, remote start and selectable drive modes with a snow/wet setting, Mustang is the perfect offering for the season,” said Melanie Banker, Mustang brand manager. There’s a seat cooling feature available in the new Mustang as well, when its time to drop the top.
Just like the coupe version, the convertible pony car offers a 3.7-liter six-cylinder engine that’s good for 300 horsepower, an upgraded 5.0-liter eight-cylinder that pumps out 435 hp, and a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine making a decent 310 hp to offer.. The addition of this turbo-four power plant is a first for the Mustang.
“Mustangs are made for year-round practicality and enjoyment,” Banker added, “so it’s exciting that customers are taking delivery of their convertible Mustang models – regardless of the season.”
That enjoyment is supported by muscle car’s new fully independent rear suspension, which gives the car cornering capabilities that are vastly improved over the previous generation’s solid rear axle. It doesn’t mean it’s lost anything when it comes to taking off in a straight line, however.
The 2015 Mustang has a built in launch control as standard, letting drivers dial in the perfect revs for a clean takeoff, and a new toy available dubbed “line lock” is there to cater to those who want to warm up the rears for grip … as well as those who like to make big smokey clouds of burned rubber.
Ford reports that the new Mustangs arriving to dealers aren’t staying on the lots much longer than a week, so those looking to get a drop-top ‘Stang and feel the chilly winter wind through their hair better get hustling soon.