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Old 01/08/2003, 04:33 PM   #1
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New 2005 mustang concept car

Everyone,
I know this is not a CS but I just had to post it here because I wanted to ask everyone if they see the resemblance to the 68 Shelby??? 8)
And since the Shelby is the big brother to the CS I thought it justified. Any comments on the car? I also posted a pic and a link.
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Old 01/08/2003, 05:21 PM   #2
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Re:New 2005 mustang concept car

Not crazy about the car in general (think it looks too much like a Mercedes convertible) but those headlight buckets are straight out of the 67-68 stangs. :)
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Old 01/08/2003, 06:11 PM   #3
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Re:New 2005 mustang concept car

I love the car! The newest issue of Road & Track has a two-page spread on it (may not be on newsstands yet). The styling was taken directly from the 67-68 Mustang. I agree that the hood treatment looks like the Shelby. They went on to say that it's not the final design, and that the GT would look more agressive while the 6-cyl would look less agressive. Apparently this is something in the middle.

The best thing is that it gets the wife's stamp of approval -- she already wants one! I told myself I would never buy another new car (I've had 3 in the past 4 years ::)), but this may be the exception.

One thing... I've been trying my hand at fiberglass/carbon fiber fabrication. Were I to get this car, I would almost certainly look towards making a 2005 GT/CS! Wouldn't that be the cat's meow!

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Old 01/08/2003, 06:14 PM   #4
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Re:New 2005 mustang concept car

I found these on a German site called www.ponysite.de Great site, also some super European models.

But on to more important things. I don't like the over all shape of the new "05", but the styling ques are right on. Hope you like the pics.
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Old 01/08/2003, 06:17 PM   #5
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Re:New 2005 mustang concept car

:oA couple more pics
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Old 01/08/2003, 07:19 PM   #6
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I reread the article just now... actually, it's the Cobra that is supposed to look more agressive, and the V6 and GT will look less agressive. I doubt the latter in the case of the GT -- it usually has more agressive styling than the V6. I'll bet that the GT looks a LOT like the concepts, and the Cobra and V6 are steps up and down in agressiveness, respectively.

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Old 01/08/2003, 08:19 PM   #7
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Re:New 2005 mustang concept car

In my opinion, the 67-68 styling cues are apparent but with an aggressive modern look. I really like the concept car, but have heard they are only thinking two seater....my vote is keep seating for four. Otherwise, I think it is an outstanding design!
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Old 01/16/2003, 04:35 PM   #8
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Re:New 2005 mustang concept car

Really cool. I wish the side body line was a little more original looking and the headlights look beady - too small for the face. However, the green-silver one further down looked like an Elenor...maybe Ford is watching what is happening to the market.

I agree the 4 seater needs to stay.
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