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Ford Mustang's New Benchmarks: M3 and 911

Forget the Camaro, Ford had other targets in mind.

The rivalry between the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro goes back decades, and it likely won’t end anytime soon. However, Ford looked above and beyond its Chevy rival when it came to setting performance and handling benchmarks for its all-new 2015 Mustang. Dodge Challenger? No way. This time Ford put the Germans in its crosshairs and declared the BMW M3 and Porsche 911 as the Mustang’s new standards.

This makes complete sense simply because the Mustang is now a global performance car; it ain’t just for America anymore. Now that it’s ditched its solid rear axle in favor of an independent rear suspension, the Mustang will also have many of the driving characteristics European drivers prefer. Also of note is the fact that the Euro-spec model’s suspension will be tuned slightly differently over its American counterpart. Other than that the cars are identical. So does this mean that we now live in a world where the Mustang is targeting the best of the best from Germany and not America? We’ll just have to wait for the eventual head-to-head comparison tests to find out.

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