• Jan 22nd 2007 at 2:05PM
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It's a delicate balance combining American muscle with Italian design. A handful of custom Italian coachbuilt Corvettes managed to marry the two with considerable panache in the late 50's, but most would agree that the Pininfarina-designed Cadillac Allante of the early 90's was a big step backwards. The most recent attempt carried off the combination with beautiful synergy when legendary automotive designer Giorgetto Giugiaro's Italdesign styling house reinterpreted the classic Ford Mustang in distinctive Italian style. The result was an Italian beauty to rival the best of them, yet faithful to the iconic Mustang shape. Scissor doors and Ford Racing-tuned American muscle under the hood.

When Giugiaro's mouthwatering creation bowed at the Los Angeles auto show several months ago, we called it "rolling automotive pornography". There's no big news here, but we had the pleasure of beholding the show car's beauty when it took the stage again in Detroit, and we were happy to snap a few photos for your viewing pleasure.

Click here or on any of the tantalizing images below to see our high-resolution image gallery of 21 pictures from the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. For some bonus fun, check Autoblog reader Eric's take on what the 2009 Mustang will look like when it adopts some cues from Giugiaro Concept.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      What an ugly-ass abortion of a car...
      • 8 Years Ago
      This, rather than the existing god-awful retro-mess, is what could have been if there were any competence remaining within the Ford organization.
      • 8 Years Ago
      1000x better that the POS Mustang that is on the roads today, and this is possibly the best Mustang itteration ever
      • 8 Years Ago
      Uhhhhh .... Eric no offense but I sure hope Ford does not hire you. Your rendition looks like it needs some plastic surgury for droopy eye lids.

      Now re: the Giugiaro version ... with "just a bit" of fine tuning THIS would be a winner !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      This Mustang looks like it has adapted the 6 series BMW sad whale look :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Penned by the same Design House which created the Alfa Romeo Brera, the Giugiaro Mustang is one of the best looking 'stangs ever. It is far more sleek than the current model, and brings back the full-fastback look. The only things that should be changed are tweaking the rear-half to more resemble the 1969 model ( though maybe without airscoops ), providing the car with normally opening doors, and losing the sci-fi taillights.

      A Mustang based on the Giugiaro design might be the beginning of a Ford renaissance, just as the Giugiaro – designed Brera has greatly helped Alfa’s fortunes.

      Also, while the 'Blazing Copper Metallic' is great for the new Edge, maybe Ford can offer this new Mustang in the classic Acapulco Blue, Tungsten Grey Metallic, Torch Red, and Black. Could you imagine this thing in Black with a Black Interior?
      • 8 Years Ago
      i didnt really have a problem with the side shot, but damn that rear end is gawd awful!
      • 8 Years Ago
      ick, the Eric Mustang looks like its suffering the effects of a stroke. mf
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