Ford Details New Mustang Convertible's Roof


It wasn't just some simple chop job.

Ford didn’t just simply cut the roof off its all-new 2015 Mustang coupe. When it came to engineering the new Mustang Convertible, the goal was to achieve beautiful aesthetics as well as a quiet interior. Specifically designed for “maximum droptop enjoyment,” the new roof utilizes what Ford describes as a new electromechanical drive and single-handle center latch that allows for the roof to be lowered in half the time of the outgoing model.

All new Mustang convertibles receive a full fabric outer layer for the roof plus a full inner headliner to enclose the five-bow structure.

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Between these two layers lies a thick (10mm) insulation pad that makes the convertible almost as quiet inside with the top up as it is in the coupe. A lot of detail work was done in order to eliminate those "unsightly folds" in the corners when the roof is up. Ford claims its Z-fold is flatter and tucked further out of the way than before. The highest point of the folded stack is just 6.7 inches lower than the outgoing Mustang. This in turn gives the car a sleeker and more sophisticated look. "From the start, we committed to giving Mustang convertible a unique look from the fastback with the clean, cohesive design it deserved ," said Joel Piaskowski, exterior design director.