There has been so much speculation, so much trash, and soooooo many spins on what was going to come up for the “next Ford Mustang” over the past oh, 7 years. Some said “twin turbo, man” while others said “dude, the 5-oh is coming back”. Others, not holding opinion to the candle’s flame, have suggested that a simpler, nimbler car will make it into the limelight soon, under the Mustang brand.
We have to sit back and ponder here. Do we think of the new Coyote 5.0-liter V8 power plant sitting inside the S197 platform forever? Nay, nay. If we dared think this is the end, we’d better sign the government (read: taxpayers) loan papers now and just turn in our blue-blooded keys.
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So, up until this moment, everyone has spent time, energy, and conjecture upon the 2012 (which we now know well), the 2013, and the 2014 models of the Ford Mustang. This leads us to a 2013 Mustang and a 2014 Mustang setup that simply continues what we’ve just now born witness to for the 2012 Mustang lineup…awesome cars with incredible power & sexy refinement while still holding the Mustang moniker up to the legacy it always has.
What’s surprising for us all to think about is the fact the 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang might bring upon more surprises and/or dream crushes than any of us have thought would happen thus far.
Why are we saying this?
We have heard Ford personnel directly state that the next-gen Ford Mustang won’t just be a refreshed or polished version of the current S197 platform; rather it is destined to not be “…an evolution of the 2005, 2010 cars.” –Ford’s design chief J Mays, at the 2010 Paris Auto Show.
Lots of speculation abounds in any enthusiast community, and the fact Mustang is headed toward its 50th Anniversary leads no one to stay on the bench without rumored ideas or dreams for what may come.
EcoBoost? SVO? IRS? A more compact frame? Sleeked styling cues? Australian design? A Mustang II resurrection?
We have our own sources on the inside, but for now, we’re content with leaving them alone and watching the fireworks up in the sky…
Source: Mustangs DailyCategories: 2013 Mustang, 2014 Mustang, 2015 Mustang, Ford