You know how people refer to someone as having "been around the block" to mean they're very experienced? Well, when it comes to automotive spy photography, Jim Dunne actually laid down the concrete slabs of the block's sidewalk. The unforgettable Dunne more or less invented the car spy game – a fact he cemented by writing book called Car Spy – and has been delivering spy shots and reporting on the industry for some 45 years now. (He also once employed this writer as his impromptu personal chauffer on a Volkswagen trip in Germany, while he slept, but that's a story for a different time.)

In any event, Dunne must be on a mission to prove that "elder statesman" doesn't also mean "washed up" as it is his shots of the upcoming new 2015 Ford Mustang that we've been handed by our friends at KGP Photography.

Mr. Dunne has likely spent the last few years obtaining powerful telescopic lenses, as the Ford in question has clearly been photographed from some distance. Nevertheless, what you see here is visual evidence that the sixth-generation Mustang has moved beyond the mule stage, and is now testing in proper prototype form. Sources indicate that there are production-spec body panels under that baggy canvass dress; but the slightly less bulky silhouette of the new car can be just made out. While the car's bumpers have been removed to obfuscate things, we can tell by way of the camo's apertures that the car's taillights have moved upwards and towards the lip of the tail. A fender vent appears to be visible, too, just behind the front wheel.

Have a closer look at this brief set of images – from and American classic and of an American classic – in the attached gallery. See anything notable in the first look at the new Mustang? Let us in on it, in comments, below.


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      Mike
      • 1 Year Ago
      Clearly an evolutionary design. Look... 4 wheels, is that an inside rear view mirror. Wow! Can\'t wait for someone to try an photoshop the hell out of these.
      MrMonkraoo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Judging from the space between the wheels, I bet those panels are not the actual new body but current Mustang panels tacked on.
      johnb
      • 1 Year Ago
      There are employees inside ford right now that know exactly what the next mustang is going to look like. Come on Boys and Girls. Leak the images already!
        EXP Jawa
        • 1 Year Ago
        @johnb
        Some of those folks actually enjoy their employment, or having it anyway...
          johnb
          • 1 Year Ago
          @EXP Jawa
          ...well yeah, but still. :)
          jz78817
          • 1 Year Ago
          @EXP Jawa
          "but still" what? divulging confidential information will get you fired for even a first offense at most companies.
      cpmanx
      • 1 Year Ago
      Approach and departure angles look dramatically improved. I predict it will be great for off-roading!
      Bryan Rex
      • 1 Year Ago
      this is not the next gen mustang... it is a test mule for the suspension and that is all...
      Jonathan Ippolito
      • 1 Year Ago
      IRS great so where is the new Lincoln varient of the Mustang ? Come on ford give us a new Mark 10 like you promised dealerships 3 years ago !
      bke599
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not much to see.
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's definitely a Mustang! But the devil is in the details, so about the only thing this tells us is no radical changes regarding proportions, etc.
      Eric Grez
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm sure they are testing internals in an older body style, no reason to say Ford messed up already. I would really like to see a more old-school fast back style with an all glass roof. Somethings striking that makes you go "Damn, Ford really pulled it off." They need to focus on keeping total weight down too if they want to be competitive with Camaro.
      cpmanx
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, this photo clearly dispels rumors that the next Mustang would be a 6-wheel dually. Beyond that, I don't see a lot of information at this stage.
      ffforte
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would predict it's going to be more fuel efficient with that ingenious use of space age fabric to replace heavier metal body panels.
      basnet2
      • 1 Year Ago
      2014s already out. 2015 prototype?
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