One of the past 12 months biggest stories is the 2015 Ford Mustang.

Not only is it the nameplate's 50th anniversary, but it's also an important vehicle to the blue oval for a number of reasons.

It's been an automotive icon for years and it seems for the first time in a long time it may be actually becoming a properly modern coupe.

Now equipped with an independent rear suspension, it's about time. Though a solid rear axle provided the Mustang with its wacky character, it definitely hurt the vehicle's performance. Go drive a Shelby GT500 and it's readily apparent how much the suspension hurts the car.

In addition, the '15 will come with three engine choices: a base V6 good for about 300 horsepower, a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder mill good for more than 300 horsepower, and of course a monster 5.0-liter V8 engine. It's hard to believe a four banger will be higher in the hierarchy but that's how Ford designed this structure.

Considering four cylinders are pretty hateful, I am skeptical. BUT, a recent story sourced from WardsAuto seems to indicate that the four-cylinder car may not be all that bad after all. They should know as they were given the chance to go for a spin in the EcoBoost vehicle.

It didn't get to drive the car but going for a ride along is pretty useful sometimes.

**For the FULL FIRST impression(s) click below! Here are some telling excerpts:

...From the passenger seat, the all-new 2.3L EcoBoost sounds and feels convincing enough, propelling the car with gusto through three laps on a short handling track about the size of a football field in the Charlotte Motor Speedway parking lot....

...During our short time with the car, the 2.3L exhaust sounds plenty aggressive and resonates more deeply than just about any other mainstream 4-cyl. engine on the road today...

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FIRST Impressions Of The All-New 2015 Ford Mustang's 2.3-Liter EcoBoost Motor — Will It Have Enough SOUL To Be A PROPER Mustang?

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