Published on 2013-09-17
This S550 Mustang GT350 is the first ever caught on video and it sounds glorious!
The debate and rumors are flying about what will the next generation SVT S550 Mustang be called. I’ll get more into that story later because for now you have probably seen the title and you are looking for the pictures. Huge thanks to the KGP Photography and Mustang6g.com for getting these videos out to the public! Please view the original content at mustang6g.com
The most noticeable features on this prototype Mustang are the addition of what appears to be a functional hood scoop and front fender scoops. They are well hidden under breathable mesh covers to help camouflage the final production looks. My best guess is these will be heat extractor vents for some form of forced induction – supercharger or turbocharger. I’ve got my fingers crossed on a single or twin turbo 5.0L coyote motor! As with the 2013-14 Shelby GT500, these spy shots also hint at a large front opening in the upper and lower grilles for further cooling.
The 2015 SVT Mustang spy photos showed a S550 Mustang that was sporting a great looking set of wheels that remind me of the BBS RK style rims. While these wheels look great; it was the brakes that really caught my eye. It looks like the 2013-14 GT500 M-2300-T six piston Brembo brakes made the transition over to the new platform with the addition of some drilled rotors.
Unlike the other spied prototype 2015 Mustangs that we have seen before, this one featured the dual tip mufflers or quad tip style exhaust that was made popular by the 2013-14 Shelby GT500. If you take a look at the pictures below you will see that this quad tip exhaust style still needs a little bit more design work to be 100% functional. They have taken what appears to be a base line 2015 Mustang rear bumper diffuser and cut it to fit the dual tip mufflers. From the looks of it, Ford will use different removable rear bumper diffusers on the 2015 Mustang for each model. This will surely become a popular exterior mod by many!
I still spot what appears to be independent rear suspension (IRS) on this SVT version of the 2015 Mustang. I do notice that the rear wheel and tire combination seems to be exceptionally wide compared to previously spied models. Again I would be completely happy if these wheels made it to the final production version. I also notice that this prototype model had a plastic or metal rear air diffuser riveted or screwed into place between the mufflers. I would expect to see a fully functional rear air diffuser built into the rear bumper valance on the final production. This prototype version may be in place to simply hide the IRS.
2015 Mustang news and rumors are flooding the internet – Ecoboost v6, Ecoboost 4 cylinder, IRS (independent rear suspension), S550 Mustang platform name, test mules, spy shots, clay models picture leaks, computer renderings, no more v8, it floats on water and get 200 mpg. Ok well those last few are just me ranting and ... more