• Nov 21st 2006 at 11:34AM
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If there were ever a vehicle that could pull off the color pink, it would certainly be the current Ford Mustang. The unmistakable connection to the 60's lends itself well to the same successes Ford enjoyed forty years ago, as evidenced by the rejuvenated Shelby connection, GT/CS and the upcoming Boss. Unique colors were a 60's trademark as well, and the new palette covers the spectrum with hues such as White Chocolate, Crème Brule, Dark Cherry, Grabber Orange, Merlot, French Silk, Lime Gold, Orange Frost and Light Sage. Playboy Pink, first available on a Mustang in 1967, might be next.

It seems that Team Mustang engineers have been tossing the idea of Playboy Pink model around ever since the new body was penned. Given the fact that they are currently producing the hottest model in the Ford line up, they are being given a wide breadth when it comes to the implementation of new ideas.

The new Mustang certainly has enjoyed smashing success in the marketplace, and with the continued proliferation of new models, how can they pass on Playboy Pink? What a great opportunity for some co-marketing! The question is will Ford "pony" up the dollars to Hef? We don't think so, but never fear, the fanatical Mustang fan base will quickly resurrect the name and include "Playboy" in any reference to the color.

[Source: stangsunleashed]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Awesome color, I just saw a pearl pink mustang today and that made me search about the pink versions. I even thought it was a Mary Kay version but it was a prettier pink, like the pink gameboy SPs. Champagne pink? i just know it was gorgeous. I'm a guy, straight, and wouldn't mind owning one in that color.

      Oh funny how some guys like to talk as if women don't drive mustangs.. Sad...
      • 8 Years Ago
      "I would cruise the boulevards of America in search of prey. M3 prey, Porsche prey, Nissan prey, GTO prey etc."

      That wouldn't be pretty, especially not in the V6 "Pony Package" pictured above. The fastest 5-speed GTs tested by the major mags have done 0-60 in 5.1 seconds. The GTO typically squeaks into the high 4s, the M3, into the mid-4s. You might outrun a 350Z in a straight line, but the 'Stang is just too soft, with too much understeer dialed in, to come close to outhandling it.

      Don't get me wrong, I love the new Mustang, and its nostalgic over-the-road feel is perfect for the misty-eyed buyers it's attracting. But in C&D's recent "Lightning Lap" issue, it lapped VIR 0.3 second *slower* than a Chevy Cobalt SS Supercharged.
      • 8 Years Ago
      You're going to need more than a Pink Mustang to chase down any M3's or GTO's.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Does the new Mustang "wear" pink well? I don't think so. Unlike the Playboy Pink Mustangs of the '60s, the current car has no chrome to break up all those huge expanses of pink. It make the car look like a gigantic Pepto-Bismol tablet.

      I do look forward to Ford's resurrecting some of the other colors used on the older Mustangs like that metallic turquoise used on '66 Mustangs.
      • 8 Years Ago
      You people are all crazy, That you'd think I would use the bottom feeder 'stang for the boulevard wars is nuts. I love the color pink as a lure to bring suckers in, then blow their doors off. Under the skin the car will be a monster.

      DIY that you can buy the dry sumped aluminum block of a Ford GT on their Performance parts website? Yes you can.

      I am currently evaluating a project for my son (12 years old and I. My project has us picking up a slightly used V6 current model 'stang, gutting it and building a monster. Why spend the bucks for a V8 if you're going to yank the motor out anyway?

      ....and yes if I were to do this project, it would be a boulevard screamer. It will also be capable of turning left and right, with no racing stripes.

      • 8 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      Gay then gay now
      • 8 Years Ago
      Oak -- The Mustang pictured is a V6 with the Pony Package. M3 owners are no doubt sleeping soundly.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Now, That's what I call pretty in pink.

      Mine would be a stripped down streel legal and race ready whip. I would cruise the boulevards of America in search of prey. M3 prey, Porsche prey, Nissan prey, GTO prey etc.
      • 8 Years Ago
      With Ford's heavy involvement with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, I seriously doubt that the car would be labeled "Playboy Pink" but more likely, a "Warrior in Pink."
      • 8 Years Ago
      Damn, that thing is absolutely dire. We don't need to discuss who this appeals to, because the target demographic is, uh, flamingly obvious. I'm all for fun special editions and one-offs, but if this is the kind of crap that Ford thinks is a good idea we should all be very afraid.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Heff will buy one for his overrated girlfriends. They were spotted at Glamourcon in LA. You could hear the collection of murmurs: "They're not hot." Neither is this Mustang. But it is a publicity stunt. A cute one at that. As long as it isn't too airbrushed.
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