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Old 02-23-2006, 11:29 PM   #1
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Another article on the 2009 Ford Mustang

With the smashing success of the 2005 (S197) Mustang redesign and the overwhelming excitement surrounding the 2007 Shelby GT500, Stang fanatics need not wait long for the next phase in the pony car’s legacy.

So what can be expected? The ideas are likely to stay in the ballpark at this point, but one thing is for sure; the changes will still capture the essence of American muscle. With budgets closing in and new designs restricted as a result, the likely outcome is going to be an enhanced version of the model currently available. In short, the car will retain that which made the recent revamp popular; hints at heritage.

Many fans of the Ford Mustang predict an evolution to come in turn just as it happened in the 1960s; expectations for the ’69-’70 appearance abound, as the Generation Y crowd is the next market to target. Sharper, more modern lines are expected all-around, while the front fascia will likely have a contemporary shape with ominous eyes slanted forward.
The hoofbeat in the concept Pony will undoubtedly continue to be powered by the 4.6-liter engine variants (the 3-valve, 4-valve, and blown applications). There will be a new twist with these new engines, however; displacement on demand technology is expected, in hopes of allowing more economy into the concept of harnessed power. Rumors of the 5.4-liter, 3-valve engine have even been tossed about. The base engine for the 2009 concept is slated to be the 3.5-liter DOHC V-6, estimated for upwards of 260hp and a much smoother rev pattern than the 4.0-liter truck engine it will replace.

On the inside, fans of the S197 Mustang will quickly notice something is gone—the “My Color” instrument panel will not be returning. The most recent (2005) interior overhaul received positive notes on fit, finish, and overall design quality and will hopefully continue the trend. The concept is poised for a more “fun” approach in hopes of attracting a more youthful generation. More retro touches are expected and some conjecture about an interior such as the one in the BMW Mini Cooper S will serve as inspiration.


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Re: Another article on the 2009 Ford Mustang

The biggest thing that I think many people would like to see is the displacement on demand.... similar to what the new V8 Chavy Impalas offer.

You can run on 4-cylinders or switch on all 8 when you want to have some get up and go. It's an incredibly simple thing to do with today's technology because all you do is run two fuel pumps (one to the front 4 jets and one to the rear 4 jets), and give the person a switch that turns one of them on and off as they like.

This would be great for the daily drivers that like to play around or head out to the track on weekends.


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they are definatly talking about that type of tech. going into the next mustang and I think we will see it.
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I hope so, I think that would be awesome. Efficiency and power.
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If they go with a 5.4 3V with displacement on demand in the GTs and the 3.5 Duratec in the base model, they'll sell assloads of them.

I'll say it again here though... the best change they could make would be to lose weight. Not only will it improve gas mileage, but will greatly improve acceleration, braking and handling.

They really should start looking into using more lightweight materials.

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Will it look like a squared up 95 Stang?

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