The 2015 Mustang Exposed!



Phillip Ferrini
The Mustang Source

There have been plenty of leaked renderings and photos of test-mules cloaked in camouflage, but this 360-degree rendering is the most compelling yet! If that's not enough, the Car and Driver Magazine link has plenty of info on the upcoming pony, even down to the powertrains and all. Is it truth or just speculation? Suppose we'll have to wait and see, but have have a look at the 360-degree rendering, it's pretty cool!

If this is what's to come, maybe change isn't so bad after all!

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Tony Adair (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:57:42 -0800): Nope....hate it.
David Lowery (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:02:23 -0800): I have owned a 2010 convertible and love the retro look cars. That being said, it. I wouldn't like to see it stay the same as it is. All cars are always evolving or going away. Just hope Ford never goes back to the 3rd or 4th gen models.
(Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:02:33 -0800): Ugh, they kept the fat, ugly, incompetent ass from the current model. This is the smaller, lighter, nimbler Mustang? This is a huge disappointment. WTF Ford!
Roger Sherman (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:02:54 -0800): NOT much innovation going on here. To the design Team, ONE extra curve must mean "ALL NEW". Actually looks like a mid-90s vehicle with NO real reason to collect them.
Eva Saridakis (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:02:54 -0800): Still not a 69 Mach I but does looks mean, needs a black hood.
Joe Newcomb (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:04:58 -0800): Nice, like the retro-mod look. I would guess this is a link into a new look tho'
David Melhado (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:05:24 -0800): front end on the 2010 - 2014 is far superior!
Redline Schlueter (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:07:29 -0800): Looks to much like a focus or a Taurus. Should have gone more with the round sunk in headlights like the old Shelby. And flattened out the rear end not swooped it in on the top of the trunk like that. But with all that still its a cool car!
Alex G. O. Mireles (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:10:27 -0800): Seriously, they did such a great job 05-09. From then on it went downhill. This thing looks atrocious.
Tomasz Smok (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:18:11 -0800): FUGLY!!!!!!!!!!!
Dan Warthen (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:21:09 -0800): Thumbs down, looks like a steel-head catfish
Derek Hutzley (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:25:53 -0800): I would be happy to take the first GT off the assembly line.....
Dave Carlin (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:40:20 -0800): '05-'09?? Really, you can't be serious. '10-'12 was a huge improvement. '13 not so much. This '15 looks pretty damn nice to me.
Jennifer Swearingen (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:51:54 -0800): would not buy
Lenin Alvarez (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 13:00:17 -0800): looks like a 2005-2009 had a baby with a 2014 Corvette, for now ill keep my 03 Cobra till i can afford a 2013 GT500
Melissa Marie (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 13:18:32 -0800): Love it!!!
Robert Minor (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 13:56:10 -0800): I was a driver back in the day when the 'Pony Cars' were young and so was I. The originals (Mustang & Camaro) were both fresh and exciting and were perhaps the first cars to be sold as accessories for a lifestyle as opposed to an appliance, however luxurious, used to replace the horse. As with most of the automotive designs coming from American (and most European companies) they became almost parodies of themselves during their life cycles as they grew lower, wider, heavier and got increasingly tweaked around the edges and got the worse for losing their original identities. They got a re0birth with the second major design shift starting in '68 which didn't become truly coherent until the '69 model year with the new Mach I's and the Shelby 350's and 500's. They then began the same downward path from a styling perspective with each successive year until they were effectively dead. What with gas crunches, insurance increases, and government regulations in addition to the growing threat of Japanese imports this segment of the market lay dormant and pretty much unloved for the next 30 years. Today I drive a Jaguar XJ8 and my daughter drives a 2006 Mustang coupe that she loves. She hated the change to the rear-end treatment that appeared in 2010 and doesn't find anything to get excited about in the proposed 2015 we see here. I have to agree with her as we're seeing a repeat of the 60's and 70's when incremental styling changes concentrated on the easily update front and rear panels while leaving most of the rest intact destroyed the elemental beauty of the original and cohesive design. I know that the boy racers will like the bulging biceps look of the front end but it hardly fits the rounded feminine backend and both are left disconnected by a blasé and uninspired midsection. For what many expected was going to be a major re-imagining of the Mustang this is nothing but a poor excuse for a bean counters idea of evolutionary change not revolutionary. Too bad really as I suspect the new Camaro will get an even bigger share of the pie as a result.
David Wolfe (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:12:46 -0800): Man, they still have to fix 'RE-DESIGN' the ass end! It's BUTT UGLY! Now the ass end definately doesn't follow the lines from the front end... The tail needs to become slightly concave, not convex! DUMB!! It needs to be as sleek looking as the front end! Thanks for putting the new 5.0 in Mustangs too late! An '07 like I had with one of those would have been great! I really do like the new front end! Very Sleek - Sexy - BOSS!
Craig T. Watanabe (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:16:53 -0800): I agree with the "catfish" front end comment and add "with JLo butt shelf". Looks like it was designed by committee. I'll keep my bought new '68.
William Martin (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:26:28 -0800): Sorry Ford, the front end looks too much like a Fusion. Keep the Mustang unique....why does every new car you make have to have the same face. I will keep my 2014 and hope Ford gets this right before the reveal
Daniel Reardon (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:26:29 -0800): Good looking car. With a 302 and independent rear suspension this thing should accelerate and handle very well.
Janine Minor (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:50:56 -0800): I was also disgusted with everything Mustang in the 90's. They were just AWFUL. Looked like run-of-the mill sedans (albeit with two doors), and though the boxy '80s versions were cute in their way, they did NOT look like muscle cars. In '05 they redesigned it completely (much for the better) with a touch of the classic appearance from the '60s/'70s (as was apparently a popular idea because other manufacturers followed suit with the Charger and Challenger, even the newer Camaros have a classic feel to them). 2010 ushered in yet another redesign, where they totally backpedaled on the rear end and made it look ridiculous. I liked the '05 up till the introduction in 2010 because the cars had a powerful feel to them; in profile and from the front, they had a shark-like look. This new model looks like an evil catfish. I am not impressed.
Chris Landry (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:18:26 -0800): Looks like a Masarrati Wtf Ford. Ill keep my 7 that actualy looks like a 60s mustang.
Rhonda L. Apel (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:38:06 -0800): It's a mistake, this is realy the new 2-door fusion.
David Maniscalco (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:45:23 -0800): The front looks too much like the Fusion--you sure they are not coming out with a 2 door Fusion?? 2010-2103 Best So FAR, and if that's what it is going to look like I will be keeping my 2013 a long ,long time.
Victor Radzawich (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:49:52 -0800): This is a shame! this looks so bad, still has the black panel to try and hide the fact that the rear is too fat and high, really who likes that? Our 2007 didn't have this, and we still had a small spare tire? that panel just makes it look worse off. I know most people hate change, but change for the sake of change is stupid, and that is just what this is,..stupid looking. This even looks better!
Victor Radzawich (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:50:14 -0800):
(Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:03:27 -0800): It looks really nice if they were trying to make a whole new model of car and weren't trying to make it look like a Mustang. It just does not say "Mustang" when I look at it.
Joe Frazier (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:43:21 -0800): looks like a new Jaguar now...poo
Cy Phillips III (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:43:23 -0800): Right on Alex G. - The new Stang has a rear end compatible to a Prelude. A USA Muscle car needs muscle in the right places and a nice rear end -not a rear end of a girraffe. 05' thru 09' was a nice body. i don't know what the Mustang Engineers are thinking ? Looking for love in all the wrong places. Cy Phillips III
Doc Plutalov (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:36:55 -0800): What I hate most about the changes in Mustang's exterior design since 2010 is that it lost its classical face and big "eyes", gradually turning into a Japanese car clone...
Travis Colonna (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:43:12 -0800): looks as if they were trying to make it look classier like ferraris but they missed the mark, straying from their consumer base they have built that liked the muscle car look and feel
Nick Henderson (Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:20:18 -0800): 05 - 09 is rugged and muscle. all the new ones are honda civics. the 05 saleen destroys the 13 saleen in looks
(Tue, 05 Nov 2013 23:48:07 -0800): looks like the rear quarter windows are upside down back corner shouldnt point up and that back end looks jap not yank maybee a t bar spoiler on the boot would improve it then the front looks a bit lacking i hope the v8 has a big bonnet bulge the head lights look a bit slanted not like the eyes of an american muscle car . its ok but i wont be in the que on the day of release
Erin Ashley Willman (Wed, 06 Nov 2013 06:58:03 -0800): I feel the same! Looks like they turned the Taurus into a coupe.
Mark Hildenbrand (Wed, 06 Nov 2013 09:26:55 -0800): Dave Carlin I have a '13 and love it, but I agree the '10-12's were the best looking of the newer lot though. Much "cleaner" than the '13+
Barbara Saul (Wed, 06 Nov 2013 11:07:17 -0800): Why oh Why must the new Mustang be so ugly when the 2005 to 2009 were so very well designed?
Rex Brown (Wed, 06 Nov 2013 11:27:04 -0800): Exactly, the grill looks identical to the Taurus. I'll stick with my 01 Cobra, love that little hot rod.
Edith Mattson Fritzsche (Wed, 06 Nov 2013 19:35:56 -0800): Porsche, please
Steve Wagner (Sat, 09 Nov 2013 15:18:07 -0800): right, I like my 2007 gt the best of the newer models
Joel Tobias (Tue, 26 Nov 2013 04:09:47 -0800): 302? 351 DOHC with ind rear suspension! We've waited long enough! What happened to the gull wing doors?
Steve Mack (Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:33:49 -0800): I love the verbiage on the magazine cover... “The images & info Ford doesn’t want you to see.” If Ford didn’t want you to see it, then why did they allow Car & Driver to photograph it... PUHLEEEZE!!!


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