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The 2015 Mustang is out

I am not a Mustang fanboy, never have been. I can’t stand fox bodies, the SN95 is just bleh. I prefer fastbacks of the 69-70 vintage, and I really like the S195 (2005-2014) design. This new Mustang, I can’t quite make a decision about. At first glance, I don’t like it. It looks bloated or pregnant. Then upon deeper examination, I made a discovery. The new 2015 Mustang is a Porsche. You heard it here first folks. Let’s break it down-

Here is the Porsche Cayman:

The Porsche Cayman

The Porsche Cayman

And the 2015 Mustang:

The 2015 Mustang

The 2015 Mustang

Let’s start at the top. The roofline is exactly the same. The taillights are significantly different, but the lower rear valance shares similar lines. Then we come to the door. The C-stripe, which has always been a component of the Mustang, completes the look. Where the Mustang departs from the Cayman is all in front of the doors. The new Mustang front end looks more like a Honda Accord than anything else, even the headlights are similar.

Will the 2015 Mustang take off where the extremely popular ’05 design left off? I don’t know. I do feel like Ford gutted it’s American spirit for the sake of selling Mustangs in Europe. Here is a hint- If it doesn’t handle like a BMW, they won’t buy it. Now if the new Mustang can hit that mark, it will be a massive success, beyond what any other Mustang has managed to do before. While it is growing on me, I need to see it in person and drive it before I decide if I like it.

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