2015 Mustang. I think it’s a winner!
Since I apparently missed the 2015 Mustang reveal, I’ll add my comments now.
Can’t believe what they did to the “hips” of the car. Now it looks like both a Camaro and a Corvette but this is a Ford and it ain’t supposed to be a Chevy. The lower character line on the sides lack the Mustang character, part of the same “hip” problem. The upper character line has gained that ungainly part that runs on the gas tank cover (I think the Taurus “pioneered” this). Not quite sure what’s with the crazy character indents that go through the hood, roof, and spoiler or if those are GT-only features (also curious if they’re aerodynamically significant; it looks like they are). I doubt that’s gonna look good in 5-10 years. Similarly, both the front and rear lower fascias are surprisingly sculpture-y, more so than necessary, but at least that’s trendy. The back, oh the BACK, I cannot help but think every time I look at it that it looks like a generic muscle car from a game like GTA or Burnout. The shiny black plastic cover is tacky, and the GT badge is wtf. If you look at the back windshield, you also notice some really weird flat bevel shapes, whereas the front is all taut, flowing lines, almost as if the back was designed by a different designer as the front (I’m starting to think that’s the case). The interior is chunky, like weirdly truck-chunky, but I’m actually glad they kept the retro.
Also, I bet in 5 years we’re gonna think the hey let’s stack DRL/turn signals right above the fog lights thing is incredibly weird.
Despite all my complaints, I actually really like the design. It’s obviously a much-improved car, and the design is not a disappointment. Everything I pointed out is minor and they got the big picture right (except for the hip).