Car of Tomorrow: 2010 Ford Mustang
The Car of Tomorrow is a distinct type of 2010 Ford Mustang racing car that features unique body design and casing materials. In order to enter a vehicle in the Nascar Nationwide series, the second most prestigious of all Nascar races, the Ford company designed a separate type of race car that combines the best features of the Car of Tomorrow with standard features of other pony cars and 2010 Ford Mustang body types.
Car of Tomorrow Features
Although the vehicle that Ford has entered into the 2010 Nascar Nationwide series is technically labeled a Mustang and has a Mustang grille and facade, many of the design features of the body of the car are the same as those for a Car of Tomorrow. Among these features are the elevated windshield that slopes up at a greater degree than in standard Mustangs, the steep window at the rear of the vehicle, and the elongated roof section that connects these two.
2010 Nascar Nationwide Race
The Nascar Nationwide race is slated to be held in July of 2010. There will be three other races that come in the following months between the Nationwide Race of 2010 and summer of 2011, each featuring the Car of Tomorrow/Ford Mustang hybridized vehicle. For the 2011 series of Nascar Nationwide races, Ford plans to use a fully designed Car of Tomorrow model.
Dodge plans to enter a vehicle that is based upon the design strategy and features of the Challenger pony car. However, Chevrolet has entertained the idea of introducing a separate type of vehicle that doesn't fit into the same category of pony car into the Nascar Nationwide race. This would likely be a modified version of the Camaro, which will be relatively new to the scene of Nascar races and an unusual competitor for the 2010 Ford Mustang entrant.
2013 will likely be a much more dramatic change for the scope of the Nationwide race, as Toyota plans to introduce a brand new production line vehicle to the race at that time, and many of the other makers are also considering revamping or redesigning their entraies to the competition. In all likelihood, the Ford entry to the competition will be partially dependent upon the performance of this year's Car of Tomorrow and 2010 Ford Mustang combination vehicle competitor entry.