Ford recently dropped details about the new 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible and the redesign has got uber sex appeal. “This is the best convertible we’ve ever built with a one-of-a- kind design that is instantly recognizable as Mustang and an outstanding all-around driving experience.” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer.
The design and engineering started from the ground up and the focus was on an array of small changes visually but make a big difference overall for the new Mustang convertible. “From the raised and straightened muscle line on the rear haunches to the recontoured trunklid, the new Mustang convertible has a more linear quality whether the top is up or down, giving the car its own distinct presence on the road.” said Joel Piaskowski, exterior design director.
Each Mustang Converitble sold will come with a full fabric outer layer for the roof plus a full inner headliner to enclose the five-bow structure. Sandwiched in between these layers is a full 10-millimeter thick insulation pad that makes the convertible nearly as quiet when the top is up (we like seeing topless ladies around here) compared to the coupe Mustang.
Dropping the top is quite easy in the new 2015 Ford Mustang convertible. (Something male buyers will be happy to know.) A new center-mounted single latch offers quick 1-handed operation right from the driver’s seat, so you don’t have to get out and strongarm it. The new electromechanical drive system raises or lowers the roof in convertible top with just a press of a button on the center console. The electric drive system is also much quieter than the previous electro-hydraulic design on previous Mustang Convertibles.
When you’re sitting in the driveway or at a traffic light and you decide you want to enjoy some sunshine, you shouldn’t have to wait around for the top to lower,” said Pericak. “Our team worked to engineer a retractable roof that gets out of the way or closes up quickly and quietly.”
The combination of a more compact convertible top mechanism and lower beltline for the new Mustang means the Z-fold roof is flatter and tucked further out of the way than before. This gives the Mustang convertible a sleeker and more sophisticated looking profileand better rear visibility for the driver.
In addition torsional stiffness of the convertible body has been increased by 13 percent to produce a more stable platform. The result is more refined ride quality over any road surface and significantly improved handling when pressed into the curves which makes for more pleasant Spring and Summer driving.
Even though most convertibles lack usable trunk space, the new 2015 Ford Mustang convertible aims to improve this sore point for convertibles. The more compact roof and flat load floor enabled by the new suspension have increased trunk volume by 19 percent to an impressive 11.4 cubic feet. Ford claims that is enough to space for 2 large golf bags, even with the available premium audio subwoofer you can add. I’ll have to put this to the test when I get the Ford Mustang convertible to review. There is also a lower liftover height for the trunk which should make loading and unloading much easier.
Recently the Ford Mustang celebrated it’s 50th anniversary. Amazing to think about all those changes over the years. The new 2015 Ford Mustang convertible sounds pretty sweet and sexy for the latest Mustang convertible iteration we welcome the new changes.