We’d like to spare you a recapitulation of what you already know regarding the areas of superiority of the 2015 Ford Mustang over its predecessors, and instead, bring up one quality leap that you perhaps hadn’t previously considered: paint.
The 2015 Ford Mustang is built at Ford’s Flat Rock, Michigan Assembly plant, and the coloration and sheen of its body is the responsibility of a relatively new technique in automotive paint application known as a 3-wet paint process. As TestDrivenTV explains in the video below, what that essentially entails is a three-stage application of paint, where each consecutive coat is applied to the 2015 Ford Mustang while the previous coats are still wet.
Somehow, by not letting the paint cure between each coat, CO2 emissions resulting from the paint application process are reduced by as much as 25 percent. Because science. The staple of the entire process is a comparatively new miracle of chemistry which minimizes solvents, and negates the need for a standalone primer, and curing ovens.
So, independent rear-suspension and 2.3-liter EcoBoost aside, even the shiny outer shell of the 2015 Ford Mustang is a state-of-the-art improvement over previous generations. And happily, quality doesn’t come at the expense of sustainability, nor vice versa.