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    2010 Mustang details

    Curious about what the 2010 Ford Mustang looks like? Its new pony badge offers a clue. Like the upcoming restyled Mustang, the new pony is more defined, more muscular and sure to catch the eye of Mustang enthusiasts.

    “It’s just a faster-looking steed,” said George Saridakis, Design manager for the 2010 Mustang.

    A stronger, more dynamic pony badge with defined edges and crisper forms in a subtly toned tinted-chrome finish will charge across the grilles of the V-6 and GT versions of the 2010 Mustang. For the first time, a black-chrome version of the Mustang pony badge will accent the new GT grille.

    “We wanted to give the Mustang pony a more realistic feel,” said Douglas Gaffka, chief designer for the 2010 Mustang. “We lifted the head to make the pony more proud, tipped the neck into the wind to give it a feeling of greater speed and better balance.

    “It’s more chiseled and more defined and looks more like a wild horse,” Gaffka added. “It’s more realistic in terms of proportion to an actual Mustang.”

    Senior Designer Rick Howard spent hours researching images of horses and understanding their appearance in natural, wild settings. That effort, along with his personal riding experience, helped bring forward the design of the Mustang pony badge.

    Like the Mustang itself, which was revealed at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, the Mustang emblem has a proud heritage. The original Mustang logo was drawn by Phil Clark for the Mustang I. The Mustang logo then was refined for the Mustang II in 1974 by Charles Keresztes, a former member of Hungary’s Olympic equestrian team. The pony continued on the front grille through 1978 when it was replaced by “FORD” in block letters through 1982. The iconic Ford Blue Oval graced the front of Mustangs through 1993. The pony emblem returned in 1994 with some refinements. The logo was updated again in 2005.

    For Howard and the team, creating the new badge was a labor of love.

    “We’re very much concerned with detail and precision in our cars at Ford, and that includes the art we do,” Howard said. “We want our Mustang pony badge to be as good as the rest of the car.”

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    Re: 2010 Mustang details

    Here's a picture of the 2010 Mustang:


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    The cosmetic changes appear to be what they call "evolutionary" - no big deviations from the current look.

    I really like the current Mustang. It very nicely blends the retro element with the modern. It is much less clumsy-looking than the Camaro. But the Challenger is stiff competition.

    Too bad they'll all be gone five years from now.....

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    lol you just HAD to go there, didnt you Eric?

    I think the current mustang, and the proposed 2010 mustang, are awful looking.
    I also think the new Camaro is jaw-droppingly gorgeous (particularly in the SS trim)

    in fact, just this morning I filled out a survey for GM on Camaro options and pricing
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    Quote Originally Posted by damen
    lol you just HAD to go there, didnt you Eric?

    I think the current mustang, and the proposed 2010 mustang, are awful looking.
    I also think the new Camaro is jaw-droppingly gorgeous (particularly in the SS trim)

    in fact, just this morning I filled out a survey for GM on Camaro options and pricing
    You know you now have to buy a new Camaro, or else you'll never hear the end of it. ;D ;D

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    Re: 2010 Mustang details

    Quote Originally Posted by damen
    lol you just HAD to go there, didnt you Eric?

    I think the current mustang, and the proposed 2010 mustang, are awful looking.
    I also think the new Camaro is jaw-droppingly gorgeous (particularly in the SS trim)

    in fact, just this morning I filled out a survey for GM on Camaro options and pricing
    'Natch!

    It'll be interesting to see how this all pans out. A year from now, we should know....


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    yup, I'm already working to ensure I have all my finances in order
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    Re: 2010 Mustang details

    Quote Originally Posted by damen
    yup, I'm already working to ensure I have all my finances in order
    On an unrelated subject: I have an '09 Cobalt SS this week; turbo'd instead of supercharged (as before). It also has a pretty cool LCD display on the lefthand A pillar that toggles between G forces, turbo boost, cam phasing, ignition timing and hp/torque output at any given instant... fun little SOB!



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