What were the Late Model SN95 Designers Thinking
The New Edge Mustangs are one of my favorite body styles. I spent three months, and communicated with almost 300 people to locate the car I have. The sharp angles give the car a muscular appearance that still stands out today. As with all things, I have an opinion as to what should or could have been done differently.
One thing that bothers me is a cosmetic issue with the front end. Whenever I see my car, or another New Edge from the side, my eye is drawn to the front bumper cover. The off-set angle does not match the lines of the side skirts. A departure and approach angle are great features for Jeeps (I have a Grand Cherokee, and those steep angles have been needed before). However, when I look at my Mustang, I don't want my mind to immediately visualize a Jeep.
Sure, the front end will drag if drivers are not careful. Concrete parking barriers become tiny impenatrative walls. Speed humps, speed bumps, drive way dips, and road debris all become an immediate threat to the front of the car. An even, matching line would look better in my opinion regardless of the new obstacles. In reality, those obstacles are still a threat once they are under the car. Another plus is that the owners of these cars could possibly become more aware of their surroundings.
The Corvette from the same era did not sacrifice looks or aerodynamics with an upturned nose. My WS6 Trans Am was a missile looking to grind its front bumper on everything in its path. I even owned a Mitsubishi Eclipse, and the snout was nice and low.
I know, I am whining about a bumper cover. I have nothing better to do at the moment, and as I walked from the house to my studio the side profile if my 02 grabbed my attention and kept it.
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