• Sep 4th 2008 at 3:58PM
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Click above for more spy shots of the 2010 Mustang

It's not a continuation of the piece-by-piece unveiling that started the other day, but a member over at Mustang Forums managed to take a wealth of pics showing a heavily-covered 2010 Mustang mule out and about on the streets. Considering Ford has placed stickers on the windshields of these mules directing passers-by to check out the official 2010 Mustang teaser site, it's obvious that the Blue Oval wants this car to be seen. We'll bite. We've gathered together five shots and the rest of them can be seen here. There are some details that look fairly clear beneath what may be the world's best auto camo. Take special note of the front lights, which are a bit reminiscent of the vents from the '70 Boss 'Stang along with the quad light setup from the '69. All of these various cues make us keenly interested to see the real thing in, oh... seventy-five days or so.


[Source: Mustang Forums]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm not sure I understand why Ford keeps taking a covered up car to car shows and events.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think it is pretty simple. The Camero and Challengers started as concept cars several years back, were shown frequently and it would have made no sense to keep the production cars in camo for too long. The Mustang is just a refresh and doesn't need to be revealed (and made stale) well in advance of it's official release date (75 days from now).

        But Ford also can't stay quiet with the new car with all of the news about the other two, so cruising around in the camo helps to keep some attention on the fact that there is also a new Mustang in the mix.

        I understand from someone who has seen it that it is stunning, so I'm really eager to see it too.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think it's a jacket to keep the Mustang warm (and the padding is for protection).

        It would be a strangely cool (yet ridiculous) trend if people could buy "jackets" for their cars. Leather ones with sheepskin trim, black leather punk jackets, bomber jackets, slick blazers, Member's Only for the old school, sleeveless vests for the summer, etc.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So based on the the proportions I'm guessing this is just a facelift, not a full rebuild?
        • 7 Years Ago
        No guessing about it. With the same roof, windows, doors and dimensions, it is little more than a freshening of the front and rear styling. The overall presence will be close to the same as before.

        Lots of hype over almost nothing, but what is Ford to do? They cannot afford to remake it yet, but the Challenger is now here and the Camaro is coming soon...with better engines and great styling.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I agree. But Ford needs to unveil it already! The suspense is killing me....
      • 7 Years Ago
      This looks like its more of a true fast back, which would rock. I love the 69-70 fast backs, hopefully this model has more of those looks to it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "reminiscent of the vents from the '70 Boss 'Stang"

      the 'vents' were simulated and had black plastic fillers behind them, that had a mesh look as texture. the quad lights on the 69 are usually preferred.

      well anyway that piece of the car was not a 'Boss' deisgn, it was part of the regular 70. mine was a 302 auto coupe.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I have owned two Mustangs in my life. I am a fan of the pony car, but I just think it has just got a little big. It would be a heck of a lot quicker and handle better if it lost some weight.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I have puzzled long and hard about whether the Mustang should be smaller, as in less rear seat room or no rear seat. I think the right answer is that it has to be a reasonable 4 seater for it's base customers. That then defines it's size and weight, and those racing enthusiasts that also want it to be a performance car just have to deal with it's size.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It seems this does not have HID headlamps, I was expecting it on 2010 Mustang.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I take it you haven't come across the HID units in the current 'Stang? Those are not all that distinguishable from the halogens. So not sure how you could've drawn that conclusion.
        • 7 Years Ago
        HID headlamps are an option on the current mustang........ I like that they finally painted the mirrors
      • 7 Years Ago
      Evolution, not revolution. It's worked great for Porsche for decades. In all fairness, the 60's Mustangs are generally thought of as the best looking ones made. Stick with this same general design, just refine the look bit by bit and put more effort into the chassis, engine, interior.

      Just imagine if this wasn't 'retro' but Ford had instead just developed and refined that same platform and design for the past 44 years? Porsche has done just that with the 911 and it is a top notch vehicle. Even Corvette has followed this general philosophy since about 1984 and it is really paying dividends now with the best Corvettes ever made. Just goes to show that if you don't insist on a totally clean sheet design every few years, it gives more time to really tweak the small stuff.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks amazing its wider and meaner now and more refined .. cant go wrong with an American icon going over 45 years strong !!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      All this car needs is a facelift. Its still a great looking car and a complete overhaul has a place and time. With the press Challenger and Camaro have been getting, putting this thing out there in full cama and trying to hype it up is a great idea by Ford.Im looking forward to seeing the hood especially.
        • 7 Years Ago
        There's nothing fancy about that 40 year old tech. The lack of modern rigidity and safety standards is the only reason they were so light.
        • 7 Years Ago
        It needs the IRS coming on the Camaro. Both are at least 15-20% bigger than they should be. The original sizes were as big as they needed to be, and a lot lighter, using 40 YO tech.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What the new Mustang needs to be is lighter.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Maybe it's just the angle but the taillights don't look like they have the white reverse lights going vertical between each red taillight. I like!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yes, this is a facelift of the current car.

      It's getting styling tweaks, a revised interior and new powertrains to take on the Challenger and Camaro which are aimed squarely at it as well as other coupes that may overlap in price.

      It's widely believed the GT will be packing a new 5.0L V8 with 400hp under the hood. The GT500 will carry on unchanged. Ford's turbocharged V6 may also make an appearance.
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