FloridaStreetScene

Go Back   FloridaStreetScene > Community Forums > Automotive News and Information

Notices

Automotive News and Information Here you will find news, videos and other information related to cars, trucks and motorcycles.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-28-2014, 12:03 PM   #1
AutoBlog
AutoBlog information
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,614
AutoBlog has much to be proud of, 50-99
Info Video: How Ford made its 2015 Ford Mustang safer for toupee wearers [w/video]

Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Videos, Ford


Ford is ready to tell the story of its 2015 Mustang Convertible, the can't-miss bits being the easier, quicker and quieter roof operation, a more robust roof build for a coupe-like cabin noise, more trunk space, better visibility and reduced in-cabin buffeting. The top release system has been completely redesigned with a single, center-mounted latch on the windshield frame instead of the dual latches of before. The driver can now release the roof without having to lean over into the passenger space, after which the top goes down fully automatically with the press of a button. Ford doesn't say how long it takes to stow, but it's apparently done in half as much time as before, so figure around 8 seconds.

The roof uses a five-bow structure, with the fabric outer and full inner headliner sandwiching ten millimeters of insulation. Detailing work on the top has eliminated "unsightly folds" in the corners when the roof is up and made it more compact when down; its Z-fold assembly is 6.7 inches lower than before at its highest point when put down. Ford says the new electric drive internals make less noise when in operation, and the fully-finished droptop look is achieved with snap-in caps that flank the rear seating and stow in the trunk when not in use (the outgoing Mustang's top was higher and the front when folded and always looked like it was catching air and creating drag).

The compact roof and newly independent rear suspension setup in back means liberated trunk space, 11.4 cubic feet ready to swallow golf bags and tourist swag. You can read a lot more about it in the press release below, check it out in the short video of running footage and learn about the aerodynamic improvements made to the entire Mustang lineup that decrease drag and increase fuel economy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtiq26o1HcU

Go to YouTube Video page.



More @ AutoBlog.com
AutoBlog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Video: A closer look at the 2015 Ford F-150 AutoBlog Automotive News and Information 0 01-16-2014 02:18 PM
Video: 2015 Ford Mustang revs it up at Cars & Coffee AutoBlog Automotive News and Information 0 12-09-2013 08:24 PM
2015 Ford Mustang Pictures Are Here, Unofficially and Gorgeously Car&Driver Automotive News and Information 0 12-03-2013 05:10 PM
Video: How the Ford Shelby Mustang came to be AutoBlog Automotive News and Information 0 09-20-2013 02:04 PM
Video: Ford Mustang Cobra Jet wheelies with abandon AutoBlog Automotive News and Information 0 11-21-2012 09:46 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
The forum is protected by expressed copyright and the information contained within this forum is intended for its members to be used here and is privileged to the valued users of this forum. You are notified that any use, dissemination, or coping of the information here is not permitted without the permission of the administration.