• Feb 8th 2008 at 3:36PM
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We've shown you plenty of 2010 Ford Mustang spy shots in recent months, but after seeing the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 in person this week at the Chicago Auto Show, our eagerness for the pony car wars to begin anew has reached a fever pitch. These new spy shots of the refreshed Mustang GT that is scheduled to debut as a 2010 model focus exclusively on the car's rear end where we get our best view yet of its new taillights. It appears that brake lights are inspired by three vertical brake lights that were on the original Mustangs. Brenda Priddy's spy photog also happened to catch this particular convertible just as a train was passing by bearing "GT" on the side of a car. It must make spy photography so much easier when random objects in your environment happen to caption the subject of your shot.

[Photo: Brian Willliams for Brenda Priddy & Co.]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ford needs to do something with it's cash pony, it will suddenly have two serious and stylish rivals to contend with after having the market all to itself for many years.

      The news on the powertrain front sounds intriguing. An all-new 5.0L V8 is planned and Ford will also offer their sadly named "Eco-boost" twin-turbo V6.

      It's hard to tell if it has IRS or not but I wouldn't hold my breath for it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A classic case of mis-direction.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I know it's not a final production piece, but the ass-end doesn't look quite right, it's riding way too high and the tires are too skinny.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah, Bill; not putting a hybrid drivetrain in the Mustang is going to kill Ford. How does this work exactly?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Probably the non-red inserts between the red lenses. Every modern Mustang has not had a break bewteen the individual vertical sections of tail light with anything BUT more red lens.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I guess I'm wrong about Dorf going bankrupt if there are enough morons out there who still dumb enough to buy this junk. Simply wake up to the very simple fact that when Dorf first made the Falcon into the Mustang gasoline cost 1/10 what is today.
        • 7 Years Ago
        .....and cars, houses, etc. all also cost 1/10th what they do now, it's called inflation.

        That and these cars gets better fuel economy now and last longer than they did back then too so in reality they cost less to operate in todays dollars than the original did.

        Man I have to stop feeding the trolls.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If this doesn't have a hybrid power train or other type of greener engine Ford will be making it's last cars before bankruptcy...
        • 7 Years Ago

        What the hell are you smoking and where can I get some?

        A couple hundred lbs worth of batteries, motors, and modules is just what the Mustang needs. Good idea Einstein.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Last time I checked the original Mustang had three verticle brake lights with a round back up light below the bumper, and the current Mustang has... 3 verticle brake lights with an integrated reverse lamp. So I fail to see how these new ones, which appear to have two sets of alternating clear and red verticle coverings, are more "retro" than the current ones.
      • 7 Years Ago
      seems to be missing a log underneath the rear......independent rear suspension?!
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Refreshed?" More like still using aerodynamic brick BS.

      Oh yeah, obligatory Euro-Spec Focus banter, yadda yadda.....
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