Originally Posted by mustlemn
Do you think that the 2015 Ford Mustang will actually be 200-300lbs heavier?
I think it's bad. Ford did absolutely nothing to stop possibly incorrect rumors of the GT trims being 200-300 LIGHTER than the outgoing S197. They let such rumors fly with no regard to how such rumors induce false expectations which in turn leads to great disappointment.
Yes, I believe the S550 could be 200 lbf lighter, but NOT the S550 V6 or S550 GT. No way. There is just so much more heavy hardware for the S550 GT to be lighter than the S197 GT.
MM&FF interviewed Ford engineers and the engineers said nothing about the curb weight. With the knowledge that the chassis is wider and IRS equipment is heavier, MM&FF guessed that there will be NO
weight savings. I too am now of that assumption because the S550 does not employ exotic materials like CF nor do the mass produced parts employ machining to mill off unnecessary weight from the heavy components. Too many milling production steps would make the S550 too expensive.
If any S550 trims would be lighter
than the lightest 2013-2014 S197 V6, it would only be the 4-banger S550 trim with no packages of any type (definitely no Premium package) and absolutely no options.