• Jan 3, 2008
click above for more spy shots of the 2010 Ford Mustang GT

Spy shots of the production 2009 Chevy Camaro and 2010 Ford Mustang GT in the same day? It's like these two pony cars have started competing for mindshare before a single one's been built. All the better for us, however, as in addition to the Camaro testers that were just caught on camera, we also get to glimpse the new Mustang GT that will arrive a year after the new bow tie brawler. Ford is playing it smart and will steal some of the Camaro's (and Dodge Challenger's) limelight with this mid-cycle enhancement when it appears in late 2009 as a 2010 model. From these spy shots, however, we can see that the changes are more than a nip/tuck. The 2010 Mustang will sport all-new front and rear fascias, so expect new headlights, a new grille, new taillights, etc. In fact, from what we can see of the high-tech looking headlights on this tester, it appears that the front-end will be carrying design cues from the Guigiaro Mustang Concept, which is a good thing. Check out more angles of the car in our gallery below and let us know what you think in the comments.

[Source: Brenda Priddy & Co.]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      So when will get the Euro-Spec Focus?
      • 7 Years Ago
      A Mustang with a trailer hitch?

      Drives like a truck jokes in 5..4..3..2..1...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Freestyle4x4f150:

        I'm a Ford owner (Lincoln, actually) and was merely making a joke about the flamewar insitigations that people like you fall for EVERY time.
        • 7 Years Ago
        No your the joke and lame, its a test mule what do you expect
      • 7 Years Ago
      Cool, the next Toyota Camr----Oh wait, its a Mustang. Sorry, I see so many all the time...Go into limited production please.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like the front end will get more aggressive, I liked the side mirrors.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Lets hope that they give the interior the same treatment that the Flex, new F-150, and MKS is getting. That would be really nice. Although that would make it a lot harder to replace the head unit (which I am sure a lot of Mustang owners like to do).
      • 7 Years Ago
      When is Ford going to add an independent rear to the Mustang? To compete with Camaro/Challenger they must or get left behind-- Is their any sports car sold in the U.S. that still has a solid rear axle other than the Mustang? Mustang will no longer be a one man show in another 2 years and special editions won't cut it. If it has an IRS I'll buy one.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The Mustang is cheaper than those other cars, which is where Ford has a significant edge IMO.

        Those other cars are nice but priced too high to be more than a relatively short-lived fad.

        Although I really wish they would at least TRY to make the interior not so cheap-looking. I've seen nicer interiors in my daughter's toy cars.

      • 7 Years Ago
      If the midyear refresh removes several hundred pounds and adds an independent suspension, then it might be interesting. But it is more likely that the changes will simply be cosmetic and the Mustang will continue its slide into irrelevance as gas prices rise to $4/gallon
        • 7 Years Ago
        Jared,

        You may want to do some reading, IRS is heavier than SRA. SRAs also don't have issues with handling except in uneven road surface conditions (I guess full throttle while turning over potholes is out of the question). SRA is also more durable and less expensive than IRS keeping the car affordable and robust at the dragstrip which is where most Mustang owners (yours truly excluded) intend to race these cars.

        I want to know what cars compete with Mustang and are lighter? Please enlighten me. I don't see any $25k sports cars out there with 300 HP that weigh less than 3500 lbs.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Tagg:

        I never said that IRS has anything to do with mileage, though it might have a minor affect due to IRS generally being a bit lighter than a solid rear axle. However, IRS has a lot to do with providing a better ride and improved handling. The current Mustang is overweight, handles poorly compared to the competition, rides poorly, and has poor fuel economy.

        As for the EVO/STi, feel free to bash the fan-boys of those cars. If you had read more carefully, you would have noticed that I was not one of those praising those cars.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Only the GT500 needs to lose weight. The base GT weighs something like 3500lbs. The 350Z weighs something like 100-150lbs less.

        IRS would be a nice addition but I doubt it will do anything with the weight. Oh and the 350Z doesnt get much better mileage.

        I can understand the poor handling if you are refering to the GT500. It doesn't help that it has a slab of iron under the hood. But the GT can easily hang with the 350Z.
        • 7 Years Ago
        What does IRS have to do with gas mileage?

        Besides that, the WRX/STi and EVO which are universally spooned on here get close to the same mileage but using premium fuel which will cost closer to $4.50 according to your logic.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Independent rear suspension? Less weight? Don't hold your breath - it'll be some cosmetic tweaks, a bit more power and Sync on the option list.
      • 7 Years Ago
      As revealing as Eva Mendez in flannel feet pajamas and a bathrobe. What's the point?
      (Altho I bet she's even hot in feet pajamas)
        • 7 Years Ago
        Hey, I saw her first.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This mule has GT500 earmarkings. The wheels, the spoiler, the hood, the front fascia, the front splitter.

      I read somewhere that the 2010 Mustang GT was going to look more GT500-ish and that the 2010 GT500 was going to look more I dunno, ridiculous, if it even exists. I like the gauge pods though
      • 7 Years Ago
      anyone see the gauges on the pillar?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Guages on the pillar are typically test instrumentation, added for development work like engine vacuum, etc.
        • 7 Years Ago
        boost gauge for ttv8?






        no, its a mule, prob just oil temp A/F stuff like that. i would be shocked to see that on the final car
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