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Re: 2015 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Design Concept: A Look Into the Future

I really like that concept, but would it pass Europe's pedestrian crash test?
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Nothing to see here... Just another unimaginative chop of a 10-12 car with some lines and shapes changed here and there. Nothing more was done in this lame rendering than the update it just had for 2013.

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I think the new platform should offer 3 unique coupes.
1. Mustang - a bit smaller and lighter than current car with euro styling and mustang details.
2. Thunderbird - Stretched platform. a bit larger than current, with traditional american muscle looks.
3. Lincoln Coupe - Unique styling of stretched platform using aluminum and composites to make it much lighter.

With Flexible manufacturing, they could all be made on the same line, along with a Lincoln Sedan.

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I think this is off. What is NOT retro about this styling? Ford said it will not be retro.
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I think the new platform should offer 3 unique coupes.
1. Mustang - a bit smaller and lighter than current car with euro styling and mustang details.
2. Thunderbird - Stretched platform. a bit larger than current, with traditional american muscle looks.
3. Lincoln Coupe - Unique styling of stretched platform using aluminum and composites to make it much lighter.

With Flexible manufacturing, they could all be made on the same line, along with a Lincoln Sedan.
I like your thinking! Perhaps to differentiate them, they should have at least one unique engine each. Let the Mustang have the 5.0 and the 5.8L V8s, while the T-Bird is powered by the 2.3L EB I4, and the Lincoln is motivated by the 3.5L EB V6. I'm open to other suggestions but having a plant that's unique to model is important.

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I would add a 4 door sedan off that platform as well for Lincoln... an LS and a Mark off a mustang platform would be pretty sweet

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scford58, are you connected with Carscoop? (Link)
&or is that rendering yours?

very nice - my only dissent is the headlites - they're kinda close to the current ones & really want something different & swoopier

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here's another rendering found via a post at MustangsDaily forumn

from TwinTurbo300
No the rendering isn't mine, I wish I had the talent that you and many others have. I have the ideas in my head but unfortunately not the talent or tools to bring them to life. I do like the rendering you added from TwinTurbo 300. I really like the lack of a thick B pillar giving the profile a less retro look.
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Re: 2015 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Design Concept: A Look Into the Future

^ in my ngM chops (nextgenMustang)I slimmed the B-pillar significantly but didn't do away it
imho
- unless the ngM could be pillarless (doubt it)
- I'd keep a vestigial visible separation
- prefer to limit sneaky design (like partially blocked off grille openings or "black triangles" to extend a 'window' shape)
- actually thinking of using the B-pillar (maybe metallic) as a place for some designator, like engine size/type or model/trim or something


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I like your thinking! Perhaps to differentiate them, they should have at least one unique engine each. Let the Mustang have the 5.0 and the 5.8L V8s, while the T-Bird is powered by the 2.3L EB I4, and the Lincoln is motivated by the 3.5L EB V6. I'm open to other suggestions but having a plant that's unique to model is important.
mostly agree
but as I've said before, imho Lincoln needs to offer a wider range of engines - like other Lux mfgs - esp for Europe
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- Nano 2.3EB upto 350hp**
- new 3.7-Atkinson Hybrid (thinking the 3.7/3.5 has lost its exclusiveness so just use it for an exclusive hybrid possibly including cylinder deactivation along with start-stop)
- v8 5.0EB (maybe with minor front-only electrics for about 700hp )
- turboDIESEL (maybe more than ONE )

the 2.7EB and 3.7H could probably be same-price/your-choice
**note: I strongly disagree with GM's 4cyl base-ATS plan ... Lincoln can add that later after securing a Luxury perception
edit/note2: I'd much rather have a Focus/C-Max/G.C-M based littlest Lincoln 4cyl sporty-ISH car to fill that rôle

&but
I have misgivings about a Thunderbird...
...as I said elsewhere, imho if the Ford Brand goes even more lux with a Tbird (as I see it),
that 'split' in their lux-strategy would seriously diminish Lincoln's specialness (which isn't an easy thing to accomplish anyway/so far imho)
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Re: 2015 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Design Concept: A Look Into the Future

I think the MKR could be reworked into a modern version of the '67-71 Thunderbird sedan as well as a coupe & 'vert. This would leave Lincoln with something(s) bigger. But how much can the next gen Mustang wheelbase grow to? How much longer can the wheelbase go before any problems begin?

Is the '80's Mustang look even under consideration in a more modern package? The '80s Euro-look wasn't all that bad.
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Re: 2015 Ford Mustang GT Coupe Design Concept: A Look Into the Future

^ by 80's Mustang you mean the Fox platform right?
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I heard long ago that the Mustang platform will not be used for larger cars (might be a limitation at FlatRock) & I bought into that idea
so
larger RWD belongs on the Falcon/GRwdP imho

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size imho is not sufficient differentiation for Lincolns
(afterall, I *want* a C-car from Lincoln!!)
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