In April 1964, Ford Motor Co. introduced the Mustang; a new line of cars that developed into a new genre of automobile, the Pony Car. Coupes with a long hood and short trunk soon began to emerge from Chevrolet, Dodge, AMX and others. Fast forward 50 years and Ford is at it again and recently gave TIME magazine an exclusive look at the sixth-gen Mustang.

The vehicle, which will go on sale next year as a 2015 model, is lower, sleeker and wider than the current Mustang. The most notable difference: this is the first Mustang to be produced for foreign markets, as Ford tries to turn an American icon into its global flagship.

The new Mustang will also have a surprise under the hood: an optional four-cylinder, turbo-charged engine. It’s a nod to Europe, where gas prices are twice those in the U.S.

As for the rest of us, we will just have to wait until tomorrow for Ford’s big reveal, and you can bet we will be watching closely.2015 Ford Mustang - Courtesy of TIME Magazine

– Photo & Quote Courtesy of TIME Magazine

Author: Al DiVencenzo

Al is a contributor to OnAllCylinders