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Tape roll’s role in 2015 Ford Mustang design

There’s nothing quite like that brand new roll of adhesive tape, straight from the cellophane wrapping, is there? That sweet, tangy aroma of the glue; the squeaky-clean backing…it all comes together, and suddenly, the world is your oyster, ready to be adhered together. You know what we’re talking about…

And when it comes to design concepts in the automobile world, coming up with sleek lines and edgy touches to any given car concept, guess what is commonly used in providing a base for the keystone of design?  You got it–TAPE!

“Great design is about proportions,” explains Kemal Curic, Ford exterior design manager. “From the beginning, we need to focus on creating the right structural lines – the skeleton of the car. Then our job is to tailor the vehicle body to enhance the figure. This is a process of editing every single line to find the perfect balance of concave and convex angles. We achieve this on the clay model, and tape is what we use to decide which lines to move.”

So, with all the high-tech design capacity today’s technological world offers, Ford Mustang designers still relied upon a faithful stand-by to get the job done. Simply. Awesome.

“Tape gives us a defined line that is like a carpenter laying a level line on a building,” said Larry Pelowski, Ford master modeler, exterior design. “So when the designers put tape on the model, there is no question what their intent is.”

Just how important was tape to the design of the new 2015 Mustang? So significant such that the design team consumed enough bonding strips of magical adherence, it would result in a span of 155 miles if placed in linear fashion. Too cool!

The Mid-Engined Ford Mustang at the 2014 NAIAS

It’s pretty cool when the past gets paid its due, and especially remarkable when it surrounds a half-century celebration of continuous production. At the 2014 North American International Auto Show, Ford has the all-new Ford Mustang, Ford F-150, and several other refreshed models for the upcoming showcase on display. What could be quickly passed over at the show, however, is the 1962 Ford Mustang 1 concept–a mid-engined Mustang that never came to pass.

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One of the better 2015 Ford Mustang realistic renderings

We have all seen plenty of what is to be the next Ford Mustang in several artistic sketches and renderings.  Up until now, most have seemed to be far-fetched, edgy, and a little too “bought in” to the Evos concept debuted some time ago.  This one, by Josiah LaColla, seems to show some of the more realistic and tastefully applied changes we’re rumored to see in the 2015 Mustang.

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Trace the Ford Mustang lifespan from concept to Production

There is a lot of intel floating about right now about the forthcoming Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary, and it’s got everyone stepping back to reflect upon just how it is the pony car made it to where it has arrived, to date.  Between artists’ renderings, captivating spy shots, CGI enhancements, and the sort, no one is short-changed when it comes to imaginary speculation about what the next chapter of the Mustang shall bring in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

This time around, we’re happy to pass along a series of design concepts (sketches) which Ford kicked around the sandbox before eventually pinning the right tail on the donkey.  From the Mustang I sports car concept of 1962, to the design of 50 years later, this piece straight from ford definitely gives a solid kick towards what has been and what could be…you just have to sift through the finer details. ;)

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Upcoming Ford Mustang rendered from latest spy shots

Remember those spy shots of the 2014 Ford Mustang that floated around the web last week?  Yeah, they didn’t really show too much more than we had already expected, but what’s cool about what we’ve scooped up this week, is that the team over at CarBuzz has taken those same images and refactored them in a totally slick “what if” rendering.

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Next Ford Mustang apparently to be Limited 2014.5 Edition

Ready for another next-gen Ford Mustang rumor? Sure you are!  This month’s biggest morsel we could scavenge for was the notion the upcoming Mustang redux will be a 2014 1/2 model, to be produced in limited fashion for commemorating the car’s 50th Anniversary.  Sounds familiar, right?  That’s because, as so many of us well-know, the original pony car we look at with admiration & awe today was released (technically) as a 1964 1/2 model.

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The Ford Mustang before it actually Was

Ever wondered just how the Ford Mustang came to be? Maybe a few of you know the whole story, but hey, there’s always something to be said about repeating things for emphasis, right? Also, there’s usually something new people are able to pick up on while getting a little history lesson…something obscure not heard of before.

Chew on these tidbits, then… Did you know the early Ford Mustang was inspired by (*gasp*) the Chevrolet Corvair? How about the Ford Thunderbird design nearly bleeding over to make the Mustang a two-seater? What about Studebaker styling cues that almost (thank goodness) made it to the first generation Mustang? We’ve all joked about this one at one point or another–could you imagine the Mustang having been offered with 4 doors? Yikes, right?!

Hit the link below to check out the rest of the slides from Road & Track…there’s some good stuff in there!

Source: Road & Track

2015 Ford Mustang rendered and detailed AGAIN

Time and again, we have all been privy to rumors and speculation surrounding the 2015 Ford Mustang. Car & Driver is now the latest party to lay out solid intel surrounding the forthcoming Ford installment of the 2015 Mustang. Everyone knows the 5.0-liter is back and it is awesome, but what does the 2015 Mustang hold for us in power, design, refinement, and pizzazz? Sources say we shall find out soon enough on Thursday, April 17, 2014 — exactly 50 years from the day the Mustang made it to the marketplace. Nothing like ringing in half a century of legendary dominance by making an entrance to the birthday party in entirely new skin, right?

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2015 Mustang speculated and rendered…again

It’s getting closer, Ford Mustang fans.  The time when we finally find out if Ford will truly ditch the retrograde look on the 2015 Mustang and lean toward a more Euro, chic look is inching nearer by the day.  The 50th Anniversary of the Mustang, in the 2015 model year, is going to be a seriously awesome event.  Very few cars on the motorways can raise notice for being in contiguous production for 50 years; that’s a feat, no matter how it’s sliced.  What we do know presently, is that Ford has buzzed the 2015 Mustang is going to be a “world car”–perhaps set at capitalizing further upon a more global scene…or maybe taking design and styling cues from world-class automobiles from today?  Hard to surmise for sure.

The recent Ford Evos concept was said to be foretelling of the 2015 Mustang future.  While nothing concrete has confirmed this fact, we don’t think it’s any coincidence Ford is teasing out ideas to gauge what the marketplace could or would be willing to tolerate in a complete Mustang platform redesign.

Keep reading to see what InsideLine has to say on the “what could be” related to the forthcoming 2015 Mustang.

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2015 Ford Mustang redesign says ‘no’ to retro look

What was everyone excited about in 2005, in the world of Ford Mustang?  Oh yeah, the ditching of the SN95 platform and the advent of the S197 platform–a totally retro throwback to the classic Mustang era…with a modern twist.  That was nearly a decade ago, folks, and we all know that Ford isn’t going to sit on a warm egg forever.  Pretty much every notable media source, including Inside Line, is in agreement that the 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang is going to finally ditch the retro look.  So, while the neo-classical montage might take a trip to the dump, what we have to look forward to is a teasing of concept let loose from the advent of the 2005 Mustang, the 2010 Mustang, and nudges of aftermarket cues ever since the bread crumbs started to fall, leading up past the 40th–and now the 50th Anniversary.

So just what do we have to expect in year 50?  We’d say a global platform.  A non-retro look.  A Ford Mustang that sets a new trend in the aftermarket.  A pony car that not only exudes performance, but also efficiency to make other makes quite envious (as if not already accomplished)…

Keep reading the IL clip to get more on their take.  All we know is, we’ve been saving our pennies for a glimpse at one of these; we might even take one home. ;)

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