Ford is set to reveal its updated 2013 Mustang at the 2011 LA Auto Show on Tuesday, but the automaker has released a teaser image via the company's Facebook page depicting a handful of the changes to the model. Those include new head- and taillights, as well as the Track App display. The spy shots we've seen so far have indicate that the 2013 Ford Mustang GT will borrow plenty of aesthetic cues from the current Shelby GT500 model, which means buyers should be able to look forward to more aggressive styling all around.

Some of those exterior tweaks likely have aerodynamic origins, including a new chin splitter and rear spoiler. We like what we've seen so far, and we can't wait to hear what Ford has planned for the 2013 GT500 when that vehicle bows. With the arrival of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, the top-dog Mustang finally has some muscle car competition, which is always good news for fans of the pony car genre.


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      Andrew L
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow I am liking those tail lights
        Brian
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andrew L
        I really like the tail lights, too. They are a huge improvement over the 2010-2012 design. The current tail lights just don't look like they belong on a Mustang however the new ones definitely do. It'll be very interesting to see the entire tail light design. When I first saw it, I was thinking that they were similar to the 69-70 Mustang tail lights however when I looked again and noticed that the first bar was a bur shorter than the one next to it, I began thinking that they could have gone with a design similar to 71-73, which I am hoping that they didn't do by the way. It'll be neat to see the entire design.
      ramairjer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Speedometer looks insanely busy.
        Brian
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ramairjer
        I am with you on that, they should have just marked the multiples of 20 with numbers and left the other numbers off. It would have looked better and been much easier to read at a glance.
      Curtis
      • 3 Years Ago
      this is only a minor refresh right? not an entirely new model. it'll still be wearing the same sheet metal, with new headlights, taillights, and front/rear bumpers. When does the next Mustang get revealed? Don't get me wrong, I loved the retro styling of the mustang when it was first unveiled in 04, and I liked the slightly updated styling it received in 09. Come 2012, this 5th Gen Mustang will turn 7 years old. How much longer will Ford keep this aging car around? I can't wait to see the 6th Gen!
        sntmods
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Curtis
        Try 11 generations since 1964. For the 2005 model, Ford introduced the S-197 architecture and that lasted till 2009. Ford likes to hold on to a body style for about 5 years so we likely will not be seeing the 12th gen until 2014.
      Oceanblue78
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am really liking these updates. Now all they have to do is at least giove me an option of lower painted plastic, and a tan interior and I am set.
        Pandaren Master
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Oceanblue78
        Wish granted. The 2013 will have painted plastic skirts to match your color choice. Check out the latest spy shots!
      gregoryambush
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why Ford, do you tease just show the car already.
      Kyle Potter
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh My Gawd. Who loves those taillights?
      Camaroman101
      • 3 Years Ago
      nobody likes a tease
      Mike
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like the drag racing tree in the dash LCD. :)
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        If you take a look at the spy shots, they didn't change the design of the rear. They just switched out the tail lights for LEDs.
        gregoryambush
        • 3 Years Ago
        I keep looking at the spy shot of the new Taillights, I know its not the best angle or pic to make a complete judgement call, but doesnt it look like they got rid of that slight upward angle for the outside taillight. The bottom of it looks flat to me.
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        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        Typical True voice, half assed comments along with the hating of Ford. So, since you wanna bring up the "pitiful sales" of the Mustang, why don't you show us where you're getting this info? Or is this just another one of your statistics that you came up with? Are you just going by that the Camaro is the better seller in this segment?
          XJ Yamaha
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Pitiful compared to what should be the question?
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
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        Dean Hammond
        • 3 Years Ago
        its a refresh matt, something the camaro and challenger have yet to adress, although I beleive chevy will be adressing the "look out of a gunslit " window design that borders on unsafe. I wouldnt complain, there was no need for Ford to do anything, as the major changes are around the corner, so i actually admire the fact that they di do something rather than just rest on their laurels and continue to clean up in the comparison tests......
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dean Hammond
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          @Dean Hammond
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          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          there is no ford that has as bad an outward veiw as that of the chevy, course you COULD prove me wrong by providing the example you pertain to....and ease up on the Tude Dude.....
        XJ Yamaha
        • 3 Years Ago
        Of course. Another pointless, opinionated post by someone who knows very little about the auto industry, and knows nothing about being able to back themself up with actual facts. Moron.
        Jon Bowen
        • 3 Years Ago
        you have no clue what you are talking about. let me guess ,you drive something german, or even better, ,a riced out civic
          Krishan Mistry
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jon Bowen
          True Voice is an idiot, but if you havent guessed that he jerks off to the Bumblebee Camaro poster on his bedroom wall, you are clearly new here.
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          Jason Allen
          • 3 Years Ago
          Calling people fags proves that you are jealous of out gay men. Is that really what you mean to tell all of us, that you're desperate for gay sex? More like captain c@&k lover!
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        1. Show me these monthly sales reports. 2. Where is this "gunslit" that Dean is referring to on the Mustang? The Camaro has, time and time again, been accused of its bad design of the front windshield and rear window because of the bad visibility. None of these issues have been pointed out on the Mustang.
          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          well, at least to counter bad visibility it aced the crash tests.....
          4 String
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Dean wasn't referring to the Mustang with regards to "gunslit windows." He was clearly talking about the Chevy Camaro. Chevy really needs to address that. All in all, the Mustang has been praised for good outward visibility and real world practicality (over the Camaro).
          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          whenever fords involved Elmo, Matt/ Truevoice gos off on an expected tirade...he should be titled King of VD.........VD = Vote Downs, unfortunately anything he says that is even remotely considered valid, usually gets outweighed by unbridled dribble and ultimately snarky uninformed name calling...an obvious defense mecahnism he has mastered over the years ...
        • 3 Years Ago
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      Bill Burke
      • 3 Years Ago
      Next to the Dodge Challenger, the Mustang is my favorate muscle car. Looking foward to all the 2013s. It's just like the good old days with Mustang, Camaro and Challenger doing battle. What's not to love?
        Roush
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bill Burke
        Nothing wrong with that. When the pony car market competes we win. :)
      Christopher Anderson
      • 3 Years Ago
      The tails. They are sick.
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