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2015 Ford Mustang GT Makes its Grand European Debut in Geneva

The 2015 Ford Mustang was designed to compete on a global level like no American muscle car before it and the first step to global domination took place yesterday with the opening of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show – marking the grand European debut of the next generation Mustang.

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The Geneva Motor Show has become one of the key European auto shows for performance car debuts and the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang is one of the many sports cars making its European debut at the massive Swiss show. The new Mustang might be slightly overshadowed by far more expensive and more powerful supercars from the likes of McLaren, Bugatti, Ferrari and even the new Corvette Z06, the 2015 Mustang is likely to be the bestselling of all of the performance cars introduced at this year’s Geneva show. Of all of the sports cars introduced in Geneva, the 2015 Mustang is the one that will be of greatest interest to show goers over the next week as – while still very expensive due to the fact that it is an imported performance car – the new S550 Mustang is the most affordable of the high powered performance cars making their debut. In other words, those folks heading to the Geneva Motor Show with the hopes of checking out a car that they plan to purchase are likely to be drawn to the 2015 Mustang.

As you can see in the image above, the 2015 Ford Mustang GT Convertible is the star attraction, perched on the elevated rotating platform in Magnetic (Grey) with the top down. The 2015 Mustang was designed to be a global success so the Mustang GT Convertible shown here is identical to the droptop Mustangs we have seen here in the US over the past few months. We do not have detailed pictures of the other Mustangs in attendance, but you can see in the image above has a Triple Yellow 2015 Mustang Fastback in the backdrop – presumably powered by the 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine. The 2015 Mustang will be the first modern Mustang sold abroad with a non-V8 engine, with the new 2.3L EcoBoost that will likely serve as a popular option here in the US serving as the new “base engine” for European 2015 Mustang buyers. The 3.7L V6 will not be offered but those Europeans who don’t feel the need to have the 420+ horsepower Mustang GT should find the EcoBoost 4-cylidner to be a great option.

Although the 2015 Ford Mustang debuted in 6 locations around the world including one in Barcelona Spain, the 2014 Geneva Motor Show marks the first time where European show goers can check out the new Mustang in person. As was the case at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and the more recent Chicago Auto Show, I would expect that the 2015 Ford Mustang will be a major attraction once the doors in Geneva open to the public later this week.

Along with the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro and the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the 2014 Geneva Motor Show offers attendees a great chance to see what American high performance is all about – ranging from the 300-ish horsepower 2.3L EcoBoost Mustang to the 625 horsepower Corvette Z06.

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Image: Geneva Motor Show website

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