Ford will reportedly update its 2013 Mustang with a new look and more V8 power.

The Ford Mustang is scheduled for a clean-sheet redesign in 2015, but before the current generation of the pony car bows out, Ford is planning to update the iconic two-door for 2013.

According to the fan site Mustangs Daily, the Mustang will receive cosmetic and powertrain updated for the 2013 model year. The redesign is intended to keep buyers' interest until an all-new model debuts for 2015.

Design changes are expected to be slight, but the Mustang is said to be in line for a GT500-inspired front end. That means we can expected a more pronounced upper grille as well as a smaller, more rounded lower grille. LED fog lights should also be part of the update.

Outback the 2013 Mustang will receive a new taillight treatment, with the current forward-slating units set to be replaced by a new design that runs flat across the back of the car.

The 2013 Mustang GT will see a slight bump in power to about 425 horsepower, giving it better footing against the higher power rating of the heavier Chevrolet Camaro SS. The V6 version of the Mustang is already on par with the V6-equipped Camaro, so it remains to be seen if the six-cylinder's power will be increased.

The freshened 2013 Mustang will reportedly debut at this November's Los Angeles Auto Show, so keep watching this space for any updates.


1.'2013 Mustang to...' view