By Chris Haak
Ahead of its official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford has revealed photos and specifications on its new 2010 Mustang, which will go head-to-head with Chevrolet’s upcoming reborn Camaro pony car, plus the year-old Dodge Challenger.
The shape of the new Mustang is simultaneously different and familiar, which should be no surprise to anyone who has seen the Mustang build upon its styling heritage over the preceding years, and particularly with the most recent 2005-2009 generation. The new design is more sleek and designers have been able to clean up the car’s airflow, reducing both drag and lift, while managing to keep the Mustang’s distinctive shape intact. The headlights in the new car aren’t as tall, and have far more detailed internal parts than the old model’s did, and the rear lamps still maintain the classic three-piece look on each side, while becoming angular to change the car’s shape without messing with tradition. It appears from the photos that the greenhouse and roof are carryover, which – if true – take a bit away from the car’s new shape because they aren’t any different from the old model. If they are different sizes/shapes, then they are not sufficiently differentiated from the old car’s parts, and the problem remains. Continue Reading →