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Spy Shots: Next Ford Mustang GT will channel GT500

Next Ford Mustang GT will channel GT500

By John NeffRSS feed

Posted November 4th 2011 12:45PM

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After decades of winning a hack car sales charts, a Ford Mustang has eventually met its match in a ultimate Chevrolet Camaro. Naturally, this high-profile segment, is one which Ford is loathe to concede. After being infused with utterly brand brand new engines in 2011, a Mustang will shortly receive a visible refreshening which aligns this horse's looks even some-more with a range-topping Shelby GT500 model.

Our spy photographers have snapped a Mustang GT prototype with only a skinny layer of 3M vinyl hiding a changes. Up front, you can obviously see a GT500's influence in this Mustang prototype's extending grille. Also note which a coupe has dropped a Mustang GT's circular, grille-mounted foglamps, as good as swapped out its galloping horse badge for a brand brand new trademark that's been changed from a center of a grille to a side. Even a lower air money coming in is shaped like an open smile, only like on a current GT500. And, is which a splitter you see hanging off a car's chin?

We can additionally see code brand brand new projector beam headlights up front with a little LED tech buried within, as well as out back, a back finish gets brand brand new taillights. That back wing is additionally new, as well as a back fender has been slightly redesigned as well.

Ford obviously hopes to impregnate a Mustang GT with a GT500's assertive looks, as well as these spy shots uncover they're on-track to do only that. Will it be sufficient to boost sales above a Camaro? We'll see. The some-more interesting subject is once a Mustang GT looks like a GT500, what will Ford do with its most powerful hack car? With a impending attainment of a 580-horsepower Camaro ZL1, we're sure Ford's got something planned.
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