• Sep 18, 2008
Click either image for high-res spy shots of the 2010 Ford Mustang

If you frequent every car blog on a daily basis, then you've probably seen these latest spy shots of the 2010 Ford Mustang in base V6 and GT500 trim, as well as completely uncovered views of the interior. We're acutely aware, however, that some of you rely solely on Autoblog for your daily fix. Therefore, we're bringing you these three sets of spy shots now, despite the fact they've been on the web for a week. We apologize for the delay, but some back-of-the-house complications kept us from publishing them sooner.

Regardless, it's totally apparent that Ford wants everyone to see these spy shots considering how naked these prototypes are. The batch of shots showing a blue, base V6 model gives the best view of the Mustang's redesigned front end, including the newly shaped grille, new headlights, hood and lower bumper. The two new interior shots completely give up the goods on the Mustang's new dash design, as well. Finally, the GT500 convertible shots show that the top dog model will indeed be fierce with a giant hood bulge and its own front end design.

Unfortunately, we've heard that the Mustang's engine lineup will carry over largely unchanged for the 2010 model year, though could be entirely revamped shortly thereafter to keep pace with its crosstown rivals from Chevy and Dodge.




[Source: KGP Photography]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford - Innovation? Yeah, call us in a few years....
        • 6 Years Ago
        Because not everyone and their grandmother has a porsche. When you've got a car that anybody can afford, that is on every rental lot in the country, and has 18,973 variations, the design becomes stale much faster.

        RX-8 for example. That car came out a year before the mustang, recently got some minor adjustments, and still looks fresh. That's because I don't see 100 of them on the road every day.

        Ford's promising 3 year cycles on their vehicles now though which is a good move. One that any automaker selling very high volumes of vehicles should adopt.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Why is it OK for Porsche to make subtle, yet significant improvements to the 911, but if Ford does it to their icon car, they are derided w/ negative comments?

        This is a mid-cycle improvement, and a big one at that. The Camaro may look newer ( although w/ three years of press photos already, I don't know anymore ) but I think the Mustang will be an all-around more refined car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So lights are EXACTLY the same as the new Camaro?

      Aside from lights I don't see any visible difference whatsoever.

      Interior just looks like a refresh also.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No, they are based on a 69-70 Mustang, only the turn signals have been moved to the inside.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Meh. Very Meh. The Mustang has been nothing but MEH.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Really? All these teaser pics, spyshots, and countdown clocks for a revised front end and taillights? The interior seems to be more changed than anything but really this is your typical midcycle refresh (which needed to happen last year). Anything to take attention away from challenger and camaro I guess.

      I've got nothing against mustangs like a lot of people seem to, but this segment demands updates and overhauls every few years. And considering ford sells #@$%loads of mustangs it's even more important than it is for your average sports car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Psssst.....alot of them are rental fleet cars!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Better than current. However, it's still to transparent who's in charge, i.e., the accountants.

      Ford really needs to drop its redundancy so it can focus on a singular products. Does anybody really care if there's a Mercury division?

      I would rather see them run with Honda's business plan: Focus on a core group of products and get them so dialed-in others salivate wondering how it's done. It's not that difficult: Produce vehicles effectively and efficiently.

      PS. Word to Honda: You really do not need an Acura line. The Accord is a much better vehicle than the current TSX. Better looking, more power, and just as well put together. Sorry, Acura sales staff...

      Quit rebadging. We get it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You missed my point.

        If Ford (corporation) didn't dedicate sub-capital to Mercury, Lincoln and other saps within the organization they could truly upgrade the Mustang brand or "core" (your term) product as Honda makes with each revision of its Accord.

        Answer this: How many times have Ford's "core" products been recognized sequentially as a "best" in ANY legitimate buff mag? You don't need two hands, do you?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Apologies for the typo... (good Chardonnay...)
        • 6 Years Ago
        The Mustang is very much a core product for Ford. Its one of the longest running passenger car models you can get that has not deviated from what it was originally meant to be. With the only vehicle that has really beat it out (with the exception of pickups) is the Jeep Wrangler. Yes it was called the CJ before, but its the same basic vehicle.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Other than the front end, I can't see much difference. Why all the secrecy? --yawn--
      • 6 Years Ago
      As much of a Mopar person as I am, I'd happily take a Bullitt in Highland green....quit whining about the solid rear axle. Ford sells a boat load of 'stangs......so they must be doing something right.


      ....still rather have a Challenger though....5.7L 6 speed please.
      Carlos
      • 6 Years Ago
      And now we wait for Autoblog to talk about the 500 different tuner versions lol.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the updates, except for the lack of upgrading the engines. New looks should always come with new power, and Ford typically doesn't do this with updated or new models. They often carry over the same power plant from the previous generation for the first year or two, so when the reviews come out, they are bag on the performance and lack of refinement. I don't know if they do it to ease into production, or help with overall quality, but they need to buck that trend and get bold enough to always upgrade the engines with the new looks. At least the second year buyers have more reason to wait, but Ford can really lose sales with the current method.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Some serious negative camber on the front wheel in the main shot, no?
      • 6 Years Ago
      ""The Mustang is very much a core product for Ford. Its one of the longest running passenger car models you can get that has not deviated from what it was originally meant to be. With the only vehicle that has really beat it out (with the exception of pickups) is the Jeep Wrangler. Yes it was called the CJ before, but its the same basic vehicle.""

      I'd add the Chevy Suburban to that select group of passenger vehicles that have not really changed much in concept since the beginning. The Suburban has been around since 1935.



      • 6 Years Ago
      And you're still wandering why Ford is broke ???
        • 6 Years Ago
        wondering... although, they do give the impression they are wandering...
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