Advertisement
Find a Car
Go!

Spy Shots: 2010 Ford Mustang

Follow Marty

2010 Ford Mustang GT500 spy shots

2010 Ford Mustang GT500 spy shots

Enlarge Photo
The next-generation Mustang prototypes have begun running around without the heavy vinyl camouflage seen on prior versions.

The latest 2010 Ford Mustang prototypes are disguised only with a graphic tape, providing a very clean view of Ford's revamped pony car. In this case, TheCarConnection.com's spies caught a prototype for the next Shelby GT500 convertible in this more revealing state of undress, giving us our best look yet at the one of the range-topping models in Ford's future Mustang lineup.

In addition to the new grilles and headlight designs, we can clearly see a series of new hood ducts toward the front-third of the hood.

UPDATE: These new interior pictures have surfaced, showing a Mustang interior that keeps a familiar look but has a more tightly integrated, higher-quality appearance.

More details are coming at this fall's Los Angeles auto show. Stay tuned.--KGP Photography

2010 Ford Mustang spy shots

2010 Ford Mustang spy shots

Enlarge Photo


2010 Ford Mustang spy shots

2010 Ford Mustang spy shots

Enlarge Photo


2010 Ford Mustang GT500 spy shots

2010 Ford Mustang GT500 spy shots

Enlarge Photo


2010 Ford Mustang GT500 spy shots

2010 Ford Mustang GT500 spy shots

Enlarge Photo


2010 Ford Mustang GT500 spy shots

2010 Ford Mustang GT500 spy shots

Enlarge Photo
Advertisement
 
Follow Us

 

Have an opinion?

  • Posting indicates you have read this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
  • Notify me when there are more comments
Comments (12)
  1. Somewhat dissapointing...not seeing any real difference from the old model, aside from possible a slightly more aerodynamic front fascia. Clear that Ford is not interested in a serious refresh, which is understandable since the second muscle car era is likely dead anyway.
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

  2.  
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

  3. Agree the exterior is disappointing considering all of the new competition coming to the market from Chevy and Dodge. The interior is a huge leap forward compared to the current model. My brother has a 06 GT convertible and the interior is aweful. That would be a deal breaker for me if I was in the market for a pony car.
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

  4. Surprised they were so mild with this refresh since the competition is getting fierce in this segment. I am happy to see the interior upgrade considering the current low-rent decor they have going on now. I hope domestic automakers have learned their lesson that the outside needs to match the inside.
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

  5. Does anyone else think they see an independent rear suspension in that last photo?
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

  6. Pictures look stretched tall, but agree - it looks far milder than I expected. The rear does NOT look like IRS - those bits are the convertible-specific chassis braces, not rear A-arms. Interior looks pretty cool compared to my 06. The existing GT500 fascia (it resembles the 2004 Concept Car)looks vastly different than the existing GT/V6 Mustangs - the 2010 GT/V6 may look much different than this one.
    Lastly, I don't see much of the Giugiaro Concept Car in these photos - too bad.
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

  7. Yep it looks like an independant rear to me too. i like the exterior makes the car look smaller but still solid. i believe the drive trains and the fuel economy numbers will make or break this pony car. if they can put a solid performing eco boost 4 cyl in there that can play with the V6 camaro and a 6 cyl eco boost that can play with the v8's i think you have a very competitive package. i personally would love a fuel efficient rear wheel drive mustang with an eco boost 4 cyl in it getting 30+ mpg. guess i have to wait for another few months to find out.
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

  8. Its got the "me too" overdone, stare at me please, fake air diffuser out back like My Mitsu Evo to stay 'fresh'...I thought it was a retro car? Old stangs never had diffusers nor did any cars back then so why now? I guess its to 'lighten up' the look of the rear. Looks like the interior is awesome. Looks like they did IRS finally - again. No excuse not too anymore
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

  9. This 2010 Mustang will be a good indicator of whether Ford Product Planning is awake and focused or asleep at the switch allowing the bullet train of Camaro competition to thunder over them. Recall that Ford has been given a golden opportunity to see its greatest competitor, the Camaro, for 3 years and prepare to meet the impressive style, engineering, and all around performance of this fresh GM platform. Early indicators are the Ford has a Tiger Shark in the pool with it...
    The interior looks good. Looks like a little bit of the 67 Mercury Cougar is in their---a nice dash design. Yes Ford needs to make sure the interior is greatly improved and it seems they have done that. But we'll see ... Pictures can distort impressions.
    Ford must to understand that they cannot match the competition and build the Mustang reputation and performance orientation without making a couple of product planning changes...
    1. Make the Mustang a Full Line of Performance vehicles, INCLUDING THE BASE MODELS: Mustang and Camaro have slowly built the performance of the base models over the years so that by the late 1990s they were no longer the pathetic underpowered runabouts that they were in the 80s (such as the base Mustang equipped with a wheezy and unrefined 4-cylinder engine), however, they never got religion about fully developing the Mustang into a consistent performance champion. Sloppy handling of critical themes should have been ironed out decades ago and one of them is that the base model must be a respected performance machine itself. The 2010 Camaro apparently has gotten that message and it's as though they read my mind. I have often pondered about a base model with dual exhaust, impressive looks, and which makes the right moves with handling, steering, shifting and braking that shouts: "Hey this is a performance car!" And this has a double benefit as these models can achieve respectable mpg thus keeping performance buyers from leaving the brand especially during hard economic times. Early reports are that this new base Camaro really moves handles, shifts, and brakes. --it's exciting to think about how the SS model will perform. If Ford's base Mustang arrives with 225 pathetic horses and ho-hum handling, then you know Ford product development/engineering/management is not performing as it should.
    2. The exterior style may or may work out well. Hard to say with the disguises. Yet it likely will be successful, as a design that is easily recognizable as a Mustang, linked to the previous model, can be both achievable, yet modern and fresh. Look at the Camaro. Whether you like the style of the Camaro or not, most believe it has met the criteria of making the car look as if it has a direct lineage to the 1969 Camaro without being truly retro.
    3. Get off the endless bandwagon of "limited production" ultra special, Mustang derivatives--often overpriced and designed for the gold chain crowd--and concentrate on improving all performance aspects of the Mustang and Mustang GT. Build up the engineering teams that your poor management has often decimated and manipulated into efficient ineffectiveness and allow them to engineer! The base Camaro and Camaro SS will kill you guys without some large improvements to your 2010 lineup. Lets hope we are all pleasantly surprised and the 2010 Mustang is significantly improved for 2010.
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

  10. As Ford has always done in the past, I'm sure they'll make the exterior of the new car look worse than the original (05-09)
    Looks like they have removed the practical round dash vents (like in an airplane) and put in the usual rectangles which are difficult to adjust.
    Biggest problem with interior of 05-09 was not enough defrost air onto the left upper windshield...and for a car made in the rust belt! Hope they have addressed that issue.
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

  11. I'm not a huge fan of the 2010 styling depicted in the various pictures shown all over the internet recently. That's ok though because if the current generation is any hint to it's potential sales, it will do just fine. IMO, the current model is alright from the dealer but with any of the many aftermarket parts available, it's VERY easy to make the car a great looker and performer. I think the Mustang is a very good "old-school" type car for the enthusiast crowd. Not bad totally stock but lends itself to a wide range of modifications which allows the owner to personalize his or her car. As far as the comments about the "base model" car needing to be a true performance car, I totally disagree. Not everyone who wants a Mustang, wants a racecar. Many simply want a more unique looking car. One that doesn't look like everything else on the road. After all, it's a "ponycar", not a "sportscar".
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

  12. Wow, prematurely deployed fabric airbag interior. The newest rage!
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

 

Have an opinion? Join the conversation!

Advertisement
Advertisement
Try My Showroom
Save cars, write notes, and comparison shop with hi-res photos.
Add your first car
Take Us With You!
   
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.