Shaving off weight is a great way to make a car better. Less mass means the car needs to use less power to move, resulting in better mileage. Ergo, when one wants to use everything that is under the hood, adding lightness can also add speed.
That said, the luxuries and safety equipment that we have all gotten used to and expect in a car all have weight though. While companies such as Mazda have gone as far as to make the rear view mirror in the Miata a tad thinner to save some weight, you can only do so much to save weight and still offer leather interior and a nice audio system. Unfortunately, that means we have bad news to report. And it pertains to the 2015 Ford Mustang.
Steeda Autosports, an aftermarket tuning company that has some good ties with Ford, got their hands on the new 2015 Mustang ahead of the crowd. Probably for testing and such. So while the original notion was that the sixth-generation Mustang will enter a lower weight class than before, Steeda claims it’s gained somewhere between two to three hundred pounds. That’s a lot. That’s also not what a tuning company likes to find out as a surprise. Weight usually means that what extra equipment has been put into the car is a solid quality though. While the old horse has put on a few extra pounds, it also has a brand new saddle and a fresh personality. While the weight isn’t good news, it shouldn’t be a deal breaker for potential Mustang owners.