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Euro-Spec Ford Mustang to Get Different Suspension

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One of the biggest highlights of the new 2015 Ford Mustang is the demise of live rear axle, which is replaced with an all-new integral-link independent rear suspension. This system is plenty good enough for America, but as it turns out the European Mustang is going to get an even finer setup.

The standard Mustang’s rear suspension features specially-tuned geometry, springs, dampers and bushings for spirited, high-performance driving. The Euro-spec Ford Mustang will be tuned for better road holding and handling. To that end Ford engineers are going to make it stiffer – at least according to Ford official Frank Davis, who has been talking to Jalopnik about the car.

It is unlikely that by simply stiffening the suspension they can improve the handling. If anything, they might compromise the ride comfort. You might be thinking Ford is a huge car maker; they are not going to mess it up. But the thing i,s they don’t have much experience with corners in the States. And the European department’s knowledge extends only as far as hot hatchbacks.

The Euro-spec Mustang will be available with either the 2.3 liter EcoBoost four-cylinder or the 5.0 liter V8 engine. Apparently, the V6 is reserved for America only. Not that it matters, because that four-banger offers the same sort of power with much better fuel economy. It is turbocharged though, which can be a bit of a pain at times.

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