What do you think about the weight of the 2015 Mustang? - MustangForums.com



The New S550 2015-2017 Mustang Discussions on the newest generation of the Ford Mustang.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-04-2014, 07:30 AM   #1
mustlemn
1st Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: NC
Posts: 64
Default What do you think about the weight of the 2015 Mustang?

Do you think that the 2015 Ford Mustang will actually be 200-300lbs heavier?
mustlemn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2014, 08:29 AM   #2
moosestang
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 11,278
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mustlemn View Post
Do you think that the 2015 Ford Mustang will actually be 200-300lbs heavier?
Yes, I do. It's really sad how me make cars heavier and heavier with added safety features, but yet we do nothing about the real problem, which is bad drivers.

The fed wants cars to get better gas mileage and weight plays a key role in mpg.
moosestang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2014, 08:57 AM   #3
Cruzinaround
3rd Gear Member
 
Cruzinaround's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: PA
Posts: 616
Default

WHat do I think?

I think we need to wait for confirmation of the real specs. Even the final HP ratings haven't been revealed yet.

--
Cruzinaround is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2014, 03:36 PM   #4
moosestang
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 11,278
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cruzinaround View Post
WHat do I think?

I think we need to wait for confirmation of the real specs. Even the final HP ratings haven't been revealed yet.

--
Ford will probably rate it at 450, I bet it makes 420 at the wheels.
moosestang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2014, 04:42 PM   #5
MustangInTexas
2nd Gear Member
 
MustangInTexas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 307
Default

i too am in the camp of we just need to wait for the official Ford numbers. And since when have manufacturers rated their HP at the wheels? You want to compare apples to apples on that, you need to compare the same type of numbers.
MustangInTexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 09:45 AM   #6
mustlemn
1st Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: NC
Posts: 64
Default

moosestang what's the best balance between making cars safer and getting a better mileage? I am wondering if withing 50 years all performance cars will be EVs? Corvette C8 may be hybrid.
mustlemn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 12:46 PM   #7
moosestang
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 11,278
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MustangInTexas View Post
i too am in the camp of we just need to wait for the official Ford numbers. And since when have manufacturers rated their HP at the wheels? You want to compare apples to apples on that, you need to compare the same type of numbers.
???? I said they will rate it at 450. I said I BET it puts down 420rwhp. How did you get manufacturers rating their hp at the wheels from my post?
moosestang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 12:51 PM   #8
moosestang
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 11,278
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mustlemn View Post
moosestang what's the best balance between making cars safer and getting a better mileage? I am wondering if withing 50 years all performance cars will be EVs? Corvette C8 may be hybrid.
I guess it depends on the person. as you can see from my sig, I'm not afraid to go without a full roll cage and air bags all around. big brother wants to make sure nobody dies, but you are all going to die some time. I don't understand why we need harsher crush standards for roofs? For the off chance that some idiots rolls their car 20 times?

I would not want to try and design a light weight performance car in the US. We have too many stupid federal regulations for cars, with more on the way.
moosestang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 12:56 PM   #9
moosestang
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 11,278
Default

I personally would like to buy a high performance 3 wheeled car like the scorpion p6, but something with a roof for when it rains. I'd love to see an ariel atom type car sold in the us, but it's impossible to build such a car here. Put 3 wheels on it and it gets classified as a motorcycle and you can get around all the federal BS.
moosestang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2014, 03:22 AM   #10
stealth_GT
6th Gear Member
 
stealth_GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Pole
Posts: 6,661
Default

Still not 4685lbs. which makes me happy

Weight is not a bad thing, for a sedan it makes it feel solid, like a tank.

For something like a coupe.. not so cool!
stealth_GT is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
**New...from NAT! 2015 Ford Mustang MRT Rear Window Louvers**Free shipping! NorthAmericanTuning Vendor For Sale / Group Buy Classifieds 5 11-09-2016 12:45 PM
**New from NAT!2015 Ford Mustang MRT Rear Window Louvers**Free Shipping! NorthAmericanTuning The New S550 2015-2017 Mustang 3 03-18-2016 12:21 PM
More hp to 2015 mustang gt Bobbyg74 The New S550 2015-2017 Mustang 6 08-14-2015 02:31 AM
2015 Mustang Oil Change Help OBleedingMe The New S550 2015-2017 Mustang 0 08-08-2015 01:02 PM


Tags
2015mustang, ford mustang

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:57 PM.