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Click above for gallery of 2010 Ford Mustang teaser photos

We now have just four weeks until the 2010 Ford Mustang is completely unveiled at the LA Auto Show, and to make everyone that much more impatient, Ford has continued its agonizing tease with this newest photo that shows a portion of the hood. The image confirms the cowl design shown by the spied 2010 Mustang hood we reported on earlier in the year. There's still no official word on whether the new hood design is functional or just for looks, but we did notice that Ford tagged the image file as "powerdome". Perhaps just a name, but we're hoping it's a sign that Ford has given its pony car a boost in power that won't leave Mustang owners too jealous of the Camaro's 400 horsepower.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Why compare trade in value to MSRP? At least compare it to actual sale price. If you paid $32K for a GT you got hosed.

      The Stang has always been popular with non-enthusiasts. That's why they make V6 convertibles... lots of folks want the style and just don't care what's under the hood. It will do fine.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No, I didn't pay 32,000.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Mustang buyers not enthusiasts?? Are you high??LOL What a moronic statement.

        The Mustang has the biggest aftermarket following of any car....actually, of any 5 cars combined.

        It's people like you that disgrace Autoblog. If I had to show someone that Autoblog posters don't know what they are talking about...your post is all I'd need to back that up.

        Learn something fool!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Chad- The mustang, camaro, challenger, genesis coupe, etc. are all designed to bring customers in the door. If they buy one great, but hopefully they leave with something, be it something less sporty, but more practical.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm sure some can agree with me when I say "ENOUGH ALREADY!!!"

      This is almost like a badly plotted Family Guy styled over exaggerated 2010 Mustang teaser series.
        • 6 Years Ago
        haha nice analogy.
        • 6 Years Ago
        A lot of big city dealers are selling new 2008 V8 Mustangs for $19,999 or thereabouts.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think they are screwing themselves if they invest too much into this class. I'm not sure there is the interest since the economy took a dump. Of course we all love them because we're enthusiasts but beyond us people are buying other things. My 07' Mustang GT sticker was $32,000 but it's current trade-in value is listed as $19,000.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I doubt the development of this vehicle is anything compared to Ford's overall spending. Now, if it were an all new vehicle, that would be different.
      Derek
      • 6 Years Ago
      If the new Mustang was a woman I would have dumped her ass a long time ago for teasing me like this.
      • 6 Years Ago
      We pretty much know what it's going to look like. What is really important is did they put a new V-8 under the hood that can match or beat the competition?

      Large HP numbers sell muscle cars. You can say the 350hp (or whatever) Mustang is as fast as the 422hp Camaro because it weighs less even if even if it could be true but people are going to see 300 whatever and 400 whatever, look at the price and go from there.

      If Ford wants to stay competitive they need a 390+ hp motor, brembos and the best suspension they can create that will make up for the solid rear axle.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No they dont, they have rarely matched the cambird's hp numbers over the years. They need to continue to offer a better "package" for the price and it will continue to be the only one with decent sales numbers to be in production. Ford continues to build options into the mustang family for horsepower junkies if they want to pony up for those options.

        The journalists may screech and complain, yet they always have concerning the mustang. Nothing will change in that regard, it will still get ripped for its solid rear axle which will probably put up the same numbers as the irs from its competitors. They will complain about its "lack of hp" in comparison to its more expensive competition, yet the performance numbers will be close.

        All Ford needs to do, is sell cars and a higher hp cam isnt going to sway those numbers much if at all.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nick, go over to your local Ford dealer, go to Parts and ask for the FRPP Power Pak and Whipple supercharger. Bring your checkbook. Problem solved. AND, it will be backed by a warranty...
      • 6 Years Ago
      "... Mustang owners too jealous of the Camaro's 400 hp."

      Hopefully Camaro owners don't get too jealous of the Mustang's 3500lb curb weight.
        • 6 Years Ago
        i'm with steve, i'd rather have a camaro, GM seems to be making better products than ford lately.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Bottom line is the Camaro can have all the HP it wants, just never forget that it and every other pony car ever built kneel and pay homage to the Mustang! It is the original!

        And on another note: We should all duly respect all of the American Pony cars! They are all excellent in their own rights. The debates can go on forever!

        Here's to our preferences and to mutual respect!

        Randy
        • 6 Years Ago
        Or Mustang owners envious of IRS and the ability to turn.
        • 6 Years Ago
        RE: "Or Mustang owners envious of IRS and the ability to turn."

        The Mustang has enough ability to turn to win the European GT4 Championship against BMWs, Porsches & 350zs, and to Grand-Am KONI Challenge series championship against these same competitors in the US. And the Mustang does this WITHOUT IRS.

        http://www.automobilesreview.com/motorsport/ford-mustangs-clinch-road-racing-championships-in-north-america-and-europe/5243/
        • 6 Years Ago
        Given enough money you can make pigs fly too.

        The Mustang is not a bad car. It was however designed to s very specific budget. You can see this in the use of a solid rear axle and the interior quality.

        It is also hugely successful but then alot of America is wide and flat so the ability to run a tight mountain road or canyon isn't huge.

        Run a stock Mustang in any type of tight turn road and the brakes will turn to mush and you will feel the rear axle hopping about.

        I'm just saying that GM has upped it's game and Ford needs to do the same if they want to compete.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Steve S

        Gm also upped their price. A v6 Camaro costs about the same as a Mustang GT. Ya, ya, they both have 300 hp but the Mustang had about 50 more lb feet of torque and about a second on it in the quarter mile. An SS is gonna be around 32k base. I'll wait for the new 25k Mustang.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Speculation is that it allows room for a strut tower brace.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have an 06GT, I won't be happy if they bump up the HP, if they do my car gets hammered in the trade in. However I play on paying it off and driving it for years to come. I've had it with car payments, they are dumb. Should have bought a used C5 for 25k, save 7k, pay a little more in interest but I would have been happier but I still love my car. Just with it had another 30hp..
        • 6 Years Ago
        Nick- Your car is a great base to work from. Spend $500 and it will have that extra 30 hp you desire.
        Steve S- I think you gather all your info from magazines, not the real world. The mustang has consistently sold better than more powerful cars available. All with a SRA. If IRS was the end all be all that journalist make it out to be, then shouldnt all cars and trucks have it? The mustang beats those other cars in racing with the same opportunities that IRS equipped vehicles have.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So, do we have enough pictures yet that we can put it all together and make a whole car?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't think so. Still missing lower driver/passenger sides of vehicle. No tail lights or headlights. No roof although I think that might not be changed this year.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I’d have to disagree a little. The Mustang can have less power but just not 75+ less, it needs to be in the ballpark. Its not like the Camaro SS is 10k more expensive but only 2k more (GT premium) and with that you get IRS, brembos, 20inch wheels etc. So either the Mustang can up the power and remain a bit cheaper or marginally up the power and lop off another 3 grand off the sticker.

      Keep in mind the V6 Camaro comes with 300hp and that is 22k. Why would you buy a 300hp Mustang GT with a solid rear axle for 26k (GT regular) when you could have a 300hp Camaro for 22k? Not including styling as that is subjective.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ah, 80 horse power didn't stop the 1998 Mustang GT (225hp) from outselling the 1998 Camaro (305hp), and besides, the Shelby GT 500 still makes nearly 100 more horse power in its current trim.
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