• Jan 18, 2008
Most renderings of future product are based off of spy shots and the best educated guesses of those close to those who are in the know. Things run a little differently over at The Truth About Cars where Robert Farago has commissioned a rendering of the 2010 Ford Mustang based on the changes he'd like to see Ford make to its iconic modern classic.
The most obvious changes Farago would like Ford to make are the addition of dual air intakes placed next to the headlights. The turn signals would then be moved outside of the headlights and around the corner. The character line that runs the length of the Mustang in this rendering also curves upward after the doors and mimics the rear haunches of older Mustangs. His design exercise is an evolutionary take on how the quintessential pony car should move forward, and we're digging it.

The reality, however, is that spy shots do show the new Mustang with a face inspired by the Giugiaro Mustang Concept, with new headlamps that lean into the grille from either side like on the GT500. The turn signals can also be seen within the familiar confines of the headlight housing. Still, that dual air intake idea would be perfect for feeding the twin-turbos of an EcoBoost direct-inject V6.

[Source: The Truth About Cars]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Those who are groaning about all the Mustang blog entries--then why are you in here, commenting?

      They probably see Mustang stories generate click-throughs (like yours), and see it's compelling to people. If you don't want stories like these, you should stop reading them and commenting on them
      • 7 Years Ago
      Good if you look quickly, but it is not Mustang, too smooth and feminine --- the grille is blah, the 2 little scoops need to slant back into the fender --- and the Buick hipline on a Mustang!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These ideas were not worth the time to do the rendering.
      • 7 Years Ago
      *Groan!* Oh please, not another story about the Mustang! All we read is the Mustang this ... and the Mustang that!

      Everytime you look up on the 'Blog there's a story about this car ... or some variation of it.

      Enough already! I'm just sick of it!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Purifoy,

        Whether you like it or not, the Ford Mustang is the quintessential American car. So you either get used to it or go cry to your momma. I much rather read about the Mustang a million times a day than read stupid comments like yours.

        I say, keep them coming (the Mustangs and the news about it)
        • 7 Years Ago
        *Groan!* Oh please, not another complaint about a story about the Mustang! All we read is the too-much-Mustang this ... and then too-much-Mustang that!

        Everytime you look up on the 'Blog there's a complaint on a story about this car ... or some variation of it.

        Enough already! I'm just sick of it!


        People. This is an AUTOMOBILE on an AUTOMOBILE BLOG. Get over it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Man.... isn't it about time Detroit got passed the retro design theme. Mustang you say? Take the pony off the grill and the vents by the headlights & you have the 1967 Camaro!
      • 7 Years Ago
      For folks who don't immediately recognize TTAC's rendering, it is pretty much a 1970's fastback Mustang.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I have been Mustang'd out on this blog for a long time. There has not been a vehicle that has come close to the number of headlines as the Mustang on Autoblog. Enough already. This car is for punks who pester their parents for one as a high school graduation gift...... Like me, in 1985 when I got my Mustang GT. ;)
        • 7 Years Ago
        Nice comeback, douche.
        • 7 Years Ago
        "I have been Mustang'd out on this blog for a long time."

        So leave. No one is MAKING you come here.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree. I am tired of Mustangs. I don't know why people buy them.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Very sweet.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Just a thought, but shouldn't the headlne for this story read:

      Rendered OPINION....? and not rendered speculation.

      Sure, Mr. Farago had his speculated OPINION rendered, but does he have any connection to the Ford Motor Co. or anyone who works on the design team for the next Mustang?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Don't laugh to much about the Mustang II - it sold a lot of cars - more than any of the late 60's models.

      The original Stang was meant to be a secretary's car - as power went up in later years, sales went down. Who needs the high insurance cost ? Are you listening Ford ?
      Designing for performance enthusiasts is sure way to financial oblivion.

      Be nice to see a lean, mean fuel efficient machine - like the P51 it was named for. Current models look fat.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Well, I doubt that equation would work today. Heck, I see plenty of chicks driving Mustang GTs with five speeds. At this point in time, people want power.

        I doubt dropping the V-8 and maybe putting in a high strung V-6 and a turbo four would do anything for sales.

        Also, the Mustang seems to be doing fine with the V-8 (as sales go). Getting rid of that option would be suicide.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Gee, maybe the 2010 Mustang could be a 'retro' version of the Mustang II. Wouldn't that be a big hit!
      • 7 Years Ago
      From day one the Mustang's been too plain. The concept here seems to help a lot, especially the new shape of the rear fenders. I think that the current car needs a bit more shape/style. And for goodness sales get it at least 1 if not 2 more gears!
      • 7 Years Ago
      It does not look anything like what you see in the spy shots of the actual car. There should be turn indicators next to the head lamps.

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