• Oct 20, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of the 2010 Ford Mustang GT

Spy shots of the 2010 Ford Mustang are an easy thing to come by lately, as Ford has seemingly taken to driving prototypes around Detroit just for fun. We've shown you the base V6 model wearing little camo, the GT500 and even the car's interior. Now we bring you shots of the '10 Mustang GT model that were recently snapped in the parking lot of a strip mall. The shots show of all the goods, including the new front end inspired by the Giuigiaro Mustang Concept that debuted in 2006 at the LA Auto Show.

The refreshed '10 Mustang GT has a much harder job on its hands than did the 2004 model that kicked off the modern Mustang era. That car enjoyed a rear-wheel-drive muscle car segment of just one – itself – for years. The new Mustang, however, will find the Dodge Challenger and brand new Chevy Camaro waiting for it next year.


[Source: Great Lakes 4x4 via Mustang Evolution, photos by Caleb Tipton]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      It will be interesting to see how the 10, which looks like the 05 with some styling tweaks, will fare against the others--especially since initially the engines will be carryovers. The Ecoboost is needed to compete against the 3.6 Camaro, but the much weaker old Mustang 6 will have to soldier on for at least another year. The Mustang aura is still worth something, but with the economic downturn, it is anyone's guess how it will do in the sales wars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm glad they're updating the interior and shaving pounds. I always had faith that Ford would have the sense to do these basic things to give their cars wider appeal. It still just doesn't do it for me though. Mustangs haven't been cool since the original GT500, and I like American muscle! The new Challenger and Camaro have something visually that this lacks. Not to mention better suspension.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I take part of that back. While the headlights might look minor, I don't think we are giving the hood much credit. Checking some of those angles, considering it is under camo, should make for a mean and aggressive looking front end.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good Americans buy $22,000 Harley's and put $5,000 in chrome goodies before the first payment. Good Americans buy Mustang GT's with a live axle, add a few aftermarket pieces, and have the time of their life going sideways thru 2nd gear. This car is a solid, well-built vehicle for the money and has its very own personality. Pure American Muscle. Long live the live axle.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good thing it has all that CAMO on, or no one would have noticed it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The round headlights on the '09 looked better.

      Needed IRS and the Ecoboost motors as of yesterday also.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm a former Porsche Carrera owner (x2) and offered my wife a BMW or Volvo convertible as a replacement for her existing small SUV. She said she just wanted a Mustang. Saved me $20K and she's happy with our 5 sp '07 V6 convert. First time I went into a unulating sweeper a little hot I thought the thing was going to swap ends. Handling is just dreadful. I remember thinking in today's world a car doesn't have to drive and ride like a buckboard to handle well. Hell, Ford didn't even install a rear anti-sway bar. Think they put them on the GT tho. I spent the $130 and installed it myself. Difference was like night and day but what's that about lipstick on a pig. No IRS in today's world - what was Ford thinking. Retro is one thing, but... And how much would it cost - $50 or so. Nothing on an $25-$30K vehicle. Can't believe the guy taking the pictures of the camo '10 didn't take a peek under the rear just to see particularly since both Chevy and Dodge will have IRS on their new pony cars. Those cars should be much more planted. At least more so than the current Mustang with its live axle.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I bet most of the magazine racers crying about the live axle haven't driven a new GT. The handling is pretty good, and if it makes the stang lighter and cheaper, I'm cool with it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree. I have driven a few GTs. And also a few other sports cars. The only time this thing gets uncomfortable is in a turn with a ton of potholes. And even then, it's not as bad as some make it out to be.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, that really doesn't look much different than the '09. The current Mustang is a good looking car that didn't need a massive redesign, but I guess I expected a bit more sizzle now that the Challenger and Camaro are out there.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks just like the old one. i.e. nothing special....
      • 6 Years Ago
      OK, a little info for the mis-in-formed >>

      - The new TT EcoBoost engine IS headed for the forthcoming Mustang refresh. Expect northwards of 300HP with good fuel economy.

      - The 2011 GT gets the new 5.0L 400HP engine.

      - The interior is MAJORLY overhauled: fit, finish and textures will be fully world-class. Plus, the below...

      Exterior:

      More voluptuous and aggressive exterior styling; a significant evolution over current car
      Sequential turn signals standard.
      Optional HID headlamps.


      Interior:

      Interior feels more "open" than previous model.
      ‘Premium Interior Trim’ includes chrome pony on inside door panel.
      Steering wheel spokes and center pony emblem now real aluminum.
      MyColor adjustable gauge colors now includes Halo Color--the ring around the tach and speedo can contrast the numbers.
      When headlights are off, the gauges are lit in brilliant white.
      Ambient lighting includes door handles.
      "MUSTANG" on door sill plates illuminates same color as Ambient Lighting.
      Upon startup, gauges do a full sweep.
      Grabber Blue cars have optional Grabber Blue interior stitching and Grabber Blue stripe on seats.
      Dark brown leather interior optional.
      Orange interior optional. Not a bright orange, a little "redder". Looks great.
      Console houses cupholders with flip-open cover. Just behind that is the flip-open cover for your MP3 connection to Sync.
      Industry-leading NAV system with 8" TFT high definition screen and real time updates.
      Park distance control with rear backup camera.


      Performance:

      2010 GT’s 4.6L 3v V8 gets horsepower boost.
      Beefy strut tower brace on GT.
      GTs with 19" wheels come with Pirelli P-Zero tires.
      Acceleration Package optional
      Heritage Performance Package optional


      Now, y'all were saying something...? :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      i will still choice the camaro over this mustang...
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