J Mays: I’m Not About To Screw Up The Next Mustang Design
J Mays, Ford’s global design chief as well as the guy in charge of designing the 2014 Mustang, was commenting on the recent transition of the Volkswagen Beetle to it’s latest design when he dropped a few remarks about the next generation Ford Mustang and how important it is to not transition drastically away from the look and feel of the Mustang that we have come to know.
“It is weighing pretty heavy on my shoulders, and I’m not about to screw that up,” he says.
The “tricky balancing act” of trying to update a classic requires taking a step back to keep the car’s heritage in perspective and the stomach to understand that a lot of the proposals for changes will end up being thrown away in order to please particular, but loyal, fans. “They are buying into a club,” he says about owners of cars that are part of a unique slice of history.
Here is a previous video of J Mays discussing the future of the Ford Mustang:
Source: USA Today