It’s hard to settle the 2015 Ford Mustang and its competitors with the city in which power cars were born and made. While crumbling Detroit slogs through insolvency proceedings, trying to forget the past and working hard to get up and run again, the Ford is completely transformed into something lustrous and modern. In the mean time, its two biggest enemies have recently been freshened with changes of their own.
The new sixth-generation Mustang at long last gets an independent rear suspension, a mainstream-Mustang first and the equal of Detroit hosting the Olympics. That’s in line with a redesigned front suspension supported by a lighter, harder subframe.
Located in the subframe, the 5.0-liter V-8 secures on a new intake manifold, heads and valvetrain, raising output from last year’s 420 horse power and 390 pound to 435 and 400, correspondingly.
The car’s fundamental profile is familiar, but at anything closer than field- artillery sort, the expanded proportions and tauter skin are instantly recognizable. The rear haunches sit wider than before and are crowned with sharper creases; the view from the front is all fangs and sinew; and the body sides are sucked in, letting the notion of a narrower car though it’s actually 1.5 inches wider.
The prices for the V-8 GT start at $32,925, but including a list of options from the Performance package’s suspension, upgrade and adaptive cruise control, ours climbed to a so called Germanic $45,885
A year has passed since the Chevrolet Camaro got its new front and taillights, but it’s still not quite in the same league with the big boys. the 426 hp SS 1LE is more or less a ZL1 without the supercharger.
It pilfers a whole bunch of suspension parts, a strut –tower brace, close-ratio transmission with a cooler, and a high pressure fuel system from the ZL. Recaros removed from the Z/28 a energetic dual-mode exhaust, and something extra, the Camaro tallies at $41,880.
If not Detroit, then where do these cars belong to? To test their suspensions we leave for Pittsburgh and the Allegheny hills. Just as many of Detroit assembly lines had slowed or stopped working, the fires in the still city slowly diminished. However, Pittsburgh today thrives as an Appalachian Silicon Valley, drawing the power houses like Apple and Google and at the moment ranking very high among the best cities in US for just about anything-starting a business, family or just drunkenly brawling at football games. And only if Henry Ford decided to settle in Pittsburgh instead of Detroit, an American car might not be such an anomaly.