Starting today, you can build your own 2015 Mustang

After months of speculation on the 2015 Ford Mustang’s curb weight, powertrain options, and performance, Ford’s online Mustang configurator went live today, which allows you to choose the color, wheels, roof design, and drivetrain of your new pony car.

The configurator is embroidered with dry, route 66-inspired backdrops, and the 2015 Mustang looks pretty striking in contrast. Moving forward from the retro styling that debuted with the fifth generation ‘Stang, the new stallion is much more streamlined, with sharper headlights and more aerodynamic front grill flares. It’s more muscular too: the hood lump is more pronounced, as are the flares running down the Mustang’s sides.

The base Mustang, a carryover 3.7-liter V6 mated to a six-speed manual, starts at $24,425. The iconic GT, which will get a re-tuned version of the previous gen’s 5.0-liter “Coyote” V8, starts at $32,925.

All new for 2015, however, is the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, which features a twin-scroll turbocharger and a high-capacity direct injection system. The four pot will set you back $25,995.

Note: all prices include Ford’s standard $825 destination charge.

Power outputs have yet to be confirmed by Ford, but there are reports that the V6 will churn out around 300 horsepower, the Ecoboost more than 305 hp, and the V8 somewhere around the 420 hp mark. It’s interesting to see that the V6 and EcoBoost are rated so closely, but the fast-spool and instant torque from the turbo will likely ensure a completely different acceleration experience.

What we can confirm, via Mustang6g, are the curb weights for the new models. The EcoBoost will weigh 3,517 pounds; the V6 will weigh 3,526; and the GT will weigh 3,704. Automatic models only add a grocery bag’s worth of weight, or in the case of the EcoBoost, take away 5 pounds (how does that work?). 

That means the new Mustangs will weigh less than 100 pounds more than the current generation, which is certainly reassuring after the reports of a 300-plus pound increase.

With extra power from the “Coyote” V8 and Ecoboost, the few extra pounds shouldn’t be that noticeable if you drive the Mustang like you’re supposed to: straight and fast. Let’s be honest, cornering has never been the Mustang’s specialty.

More details, like confirmed power output and acceleration are forthcoming, but as Ford’s website says, “this is just the beginning.”

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