DEARBORN, Mi., - You’ve see the camouflage, watched the reveal and eagerly await the day our all-new Mustang hits showrooms. But, only a lucky few were the first to drive our all-new 2015 Mustang and see it race first-hand.
In late June, unbeknownst to many, Ford let the 2015 Mustang out of the garage earlier than anyone would have anticipated for an international racing competition. Decked out in a special edition blue with black racing stripes, the 2015 Mustang sizzled on the track and surpassed expectations from Ford engineers, blowing by the competition with ease.
"We know fans around the world are clamoring to drive the all-new Mustang," said Harold Sears, Ford 3D printing technical expert. "It was such an honor to be the first ones to take it to the track."
Ford used its 3D printing technologies to create a 6-inch long by 2.5-inch wide replica of the all-new 2015 Mustang to compete at the Materialise Slot Car Championships 2014 during the RAPID 2014 Conference in Detroit late last month.
Ford uses 3D printing in product to development to create and test production-representative, prototype parts. Ford used the technology on each vehicle and engine it has developed in recent years, including on the all-new 2015 Mustang.