View Full Version : Is This The 2010 Mustang? Giugiaro Concept

11-21-2006, 01:53 PM
An enthusiast in Italy snapped a photo of what appears to be a joint project between Ford’s design boss J Mays and ItalDesign’s Fabrizio Giugiaro. Sources from across the net have speculated about this photo - talk that leads to the assumption that the 2010 Mustang may have a little Italian flair.

What’s most intriguing about this pony is that its sleek body lines seem to resemble a cross between the GR1 concept car and the new Camaro. An all glass hood wraps the top and streamlined headlights tucked into the front bumper pushes the current retro design towards a more contemporary look with just a few subtle hints of what we recognize from past generations.

While this is just that, a concept, there is no guarantee this will be the next generation Mustang. It does, however, have some resemblance of the concept drawings we’ve seen for the 2009 and 2012 models. What adds credibility to this story is the fact that the individual who snapped this picture with his camera phone was reportedly chased down by the guy standing beside the car. In addition, this vehicle is scheduled to make an appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show later in the month.

Speculation indicates this concept will have “the most powerful Mustang engine developed to date”; leading us to believe the Italian developer has high hopes for his creation. We can only wonder what’s beneath the hood - a supercharger? Turbo? The most powerful Mustang to date, or just the most powerful engine (as in naturally aspirated)?

This isn’t the first time an Italian had input in the design of a Mustang, by the way. Back in 1965 Nuccio Bertone debuted at the New York Auto Show his take on what the Mustang should look like - designed Bertone’s sidekick at the time… none other than Giorgetto Giugiaro. We should have more details on this car at a later date.

11-21-2006, 01:56 PM
More Rumors (2009 and 2012 Mustang)


Featured in the November 2006 issue of Road & Track, the 2009 and 2012 Ford Mustang are expected to be built on another new design. The styling of the S-197 continues, but gets refined with more edgy lines and less evident retro features.

The V6 Mustang is expected to get a new 3.5-Liter engine based at 260-280 horsepower. This new design 3.5-Liter engine is being tested in Ford’s Australian line and with modifications should make its way into the United States. With this power output, the 2009 V6 Mustang may run times faster than earlier GT models.

Expect the 2009 GT Mustang to have an increase in power as well; rumors have the GT as a larger displacement modular design based around 350-400 horsepower! Expect to see Displacement-on-Demand (DOD) technology that will guarantee power when needed, but maintain fuel economy when desired as well. A 5.4-Liter design is not out of question for the GT, and a supercharged model could be produced as well.

For both the V6 and GT, a speculated 6-speed automatic transmission may be used. A 5-speed standard transmission is likely to be in production, but a 6-speed standard is in the works as well. The “DEW-lite” S-197 Mustang chassis could possibly receive an independent rear suspension (IRS) package, but with the popularity of drag applications, this plan will likely fail to make the showroom floors.

Road and Track also has insight into the 2012 Mustang. This model will be another redesign aesthetically, generating more angular swoops in styling. Aerodynamic styling will help maintain a fast powerhouse that creates less drag and nets better fuel economy. News for the 2012 Mustang is rumored at best. As the model will be 5 or 6 years away, expect changes in engineering from styling to power output. One thing is certain, however, the legend lives on!

John Chingasos
11-21-2006, 02:19 PM
Good find STAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

11-28-2006, 02:02 PM

More pic's (http://www.thefusionsource.com/index.php?categoryid=3&p17_sectionid=33)

Link to Blue Oval News Article (http://www.blueovalnews.com/index.php?categoryid=12&p2_articleid=426)

11-28-2006, 02:56 PM
sweet car...horrible seats!!! Can't wait to see what Ford would release. :thumbsup:

11-28-2006, 07:12 PM
Is it just me, or does the 2012 drawing look like their main design queue is the Warthog in Halo?

If so, can't wait to see what the Explorer will look like :).

12-04-2006, 12:10 PM
I think these pic's are from The SEMA show.

CORRECTION..............LA AUTO SHOW 2007.


12-04-2006, 01:34 PM
yikes.... :barf:

Looks like a Daewoo or Hyudai

12-04-2006, 03:50 PM
Looks like the hood and the top of the front fenders are all in one. I wounder how does it open? From the front or back of the hood? :scratch:

12-04-2006, 09:09 PM
Most likely a rear opening hood...(pops up slightly at the rear slides forward some and then tips upright)...which combined with the doors is very similar to the mods Chuck made to his Cobra.

This is a very muscular looking car... I like it!!!

12-04-2006, 09:41 PM
I like it....the front end looks like a 6-series BMW.

Wonder how this will affect the Mustang....if any.

12-04-2006, 10:23 PM
I'm with Firme... :barf:

I just hope they move the drivetrain back so the car will have a 50/50 balance. :thumbsup:

12-05-2006, 09:20 AM
I'm hoping the concept has queues that will be shed once it loses its "concept car" look and prep'd for real world production. I absolutly hate saying "it remind me of Brand XYZ", it should say..."wow that looks like a Mustang"

John Chingasos
12-06-2006, 02:34 PM
I like it!!!!!!!!!!!!1