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Old 09-19-2006, 02:31 PM   #1
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Road & Track - The Next Mustang

Here's an article in the November issue of Road & Track about the 2009-2012 Mustangs. It says that in 2012 the Mustang will get a total makeout. Hopeful this will include a chassis with SLA front suspension and an optional IRS.
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Mustang sold only as a coupe? NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

And, is it me, or is that concept butt ugly?
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Mustang sold only as a coupe? NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

And, is it me, or is that concept butt ugly?
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I guess in this case, it is a great thing that ford finds it impossible to recreate concepts as production vehicles. lol
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Mustang sold only as a coupe? NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

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It didnt say it would only be sold as a coupe... it was saying that the mustang, sold only as a coupe NOW will possibly offer a hatchback option as a hardtop. The vert wont go away, dont worry.
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It didnt say it would only be sold as a coupe... it was saying that the mustang, sold only as a coupe NOW will possibly offer a hatchback option as a hardtop. The vert wont go away, dont worry.
The mustang is not sold only as a coupe now....it is both. In fact, they have a current vert in the pic...so it only makes me think they are talking coupe only for the new one unless they are complete retards and didn't realize the current stangs are verts too...like the one the included. lol
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The Next Mustang: The First Look At the 2009 Ford Mustang
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Ewwwww it turned chinease
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The mustang is not sold only as a coupe now....it is both. In fact, they have a current vert in the pic...so it only makes me think they are talking coupe only for the new one unless they are complete retards and didn't realize the current stangs are verts too...like the one the included. lol
Theyre talking about hard-top models... a coupe is the only hard top model available. Its like they used to offer the coupe (notch) and hatchback. There will be a vert... theyd never stop the vert.
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Sorry that the color of the pictures is off. I have a online subscribtion to the magazine and had to print out the pics, then scan them to my computer, and my printer is running low on ink.
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they need a hardtop vert
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they need a hardtop vert
my thoughts exactly, but wouldn't that be adding a ton of weight?
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I just threw up in my mouth. A lot.
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I think that the red 2009 convertiable drawing looks pretty good.
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I don't think it looks that bad as well
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Yeah, the '09 looks pretty good. Definitely an improvement over the current style. It's the 2012 concept that worries me.

PS... If you notice the '09 looks strangely similar to the original 05 concept... They should have kept that front end look from the beginning.
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This new rear-drive architecture, which may be derived from the next Australian Falcon, could also spawn a sedan similar to the 427 concept for the U.S. market.
:hmm: Hmmmm, sounds heavy. I have a better idea, how bout Ford make a new chassis specifically for the Mustang, then this time they could make a Falcon based off a Mustang platform. Has Ford ever made a Mustang who's platform wasn't base off some other car.
All I know is that if this car get a total redesign Ford better think about making the car weigh less. There are plenty of people complaining about this enough that it should make Ford want to do some about it, and they sell enough Mustangs to justify the cost of making it happen. How about 3300lbs, or less. If the Mustang gets any bigger I will never by one, I don't care how good it is. You can make a Fox with a whole lot less hp, run a faster than a GT500.
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:hmm: Hmmmm, sounds heavy. I have a better idea, how bout Ford make a new chassis specifically for the Mustang, then this time they could make a Falcon based off a Mustang platform. Has Ford ever made a Mustang who's platform wasn't base off some other car.
All I know is that if this car get a total redesign Ford better think about making the car weigh less. There are plenty of people complaining about this enough that it should make Ford want to do some about it, and they sell enough Mustangs to justify the cost of making it happen. How about 3300lbs, or less. If the Mustang gets any bigger I will never by one, I don't care how good it is. You can make a Fox with a whole lot less hp, run a faster than a GT500.
The current Mustang isn't built off any other car's platform. It was originally gonna be based off the DEW98 platform (Lincoln LS), but it's not. The Mustang is the first vehicle to get the S197 chassis.
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The current Mustang isn't built off any other car's platform. It was originally gonna be based off the DEW98 platform (Lincoln LS), but it's not. The Mustang is the first vehicle to get the S197 chassis.
Your right.

What I'm wanting to say is Ford is trying to make the knew Mustangs some kind of cheap, practical, sporty/luxury car like a G35, or something, and it weighs to much, and then they cheap out on stuff like the suspension. MacPherson Struts, and a 3-link in a car totally redesign in 2005. This is old technology. While they do work very good for what they are, why not put a 5-link in the back, and not using to use Double Wishbones because they don't fit is a bad excuse when your designing a whole new platform. There's all these Japanese sports cars that have these nicer things except they have IRS, and know there's going to be a new Camaro, and Challenger and I imagen there going to be a lot more modern than this, and thats just the suspension. LS motors laugh at N/A Modular motors, even the ones with 4 valves per cylinder.

I know Ford sells a lot of Mustang so they would probably say why should we change what it is. But to me the knew Mustang seems more suited for Baby-Boomers, and people in people in a Mid-life crisis, or someone who just wants to ride around in some sporty looking car that rides comfortably.
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ugh..............glad i bought my car in 04.............you dont need a roush/saleen kit on any 94-04 mustang to make them look good, i just wish the same was true for 05+
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the mustang is going to force the government to step in and set strict regulations on sports cars that exceed 5,000 pounds and force them to redesign it if ford doesnt watch their step.
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is it just me or does that look a lot like the 09 camaro?

it looks so heavy too
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Butt ugly.
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is it just me or does that look a lot like the 09 camaro?
That's exactly what I thought when I saw it.
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That's exactly what I thought when I saw it.
Its cause its just an artists interpretation of it... an artist that has no affiliation to ford. Its obvious he took the camaro concept and made it "mustang" influenced. Wait till official stuff comes out before we all start doggin on it
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I don't think the 2012 Mustang is really going to look like that. Concept car sketches always look different than the real car.
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That photo has been around for awhile now. I think they just included it int he article because they had nothing else
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is it just me or does that look a lot like the 09 camaro?
i don't see any resemblance..... but i still think its fugly


just looks more to me that the mustang got the amazing fish-gaping mouth look and the camaro is shutting up... now if you want to talk ugly concept:



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just looks more to me that the mustang got the amazing fish-gaping mouth look and the camaro is shutting up... now if you want to talk ugly concept:



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i don't see any resemblance..... but i still think its fugly


just looks more to me that the mustang got the amazing fish-gaping mouth look and the camaro is shutting up... now if you want to talk ugly concept:



Please God tell me you didn't just call the Challenger concept ugly...
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just looks more to me that the mustang got the amazing fish-gaping mouth look and the camaro is shutting up... now if you want to talk ugly concept:



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I don't really thing that the Challenger concept looks very good either. I like how the retro Mustangs and Camaro's look better. But I also never thought that Mopar Muscle Cars looked very good except off the Charger's. Just my opinion though.
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It almost looks like a 350Z with the face of a GT500 partially.
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I just got that issue of R&T today. Does anyone think they'll actually give the V6 the estimated 260-280 bhp?
I would hate to see one that's been geared, tuned, with full bolt on's go against me. Makes my 315 bhp feel like nothing.
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