People like to speculate. I guess it's human nature. Now that the 5.0 Mustang has officially been revealed, the GT350 wait is over, and the Boss Mustang rumors have been confirmed, folks are talking about the 50th Anniversary Edition Mustang. What are they saying? Well, there's talk of a smaller, lighter Mustang with an independent rear suspension for 2014.
It all started with a recent Motor Trend article titled Scoop! Next Ford Mustang Going Global. According to the article, the Mustang might be sold globally in 2014. Since CEO Alan Mulally said Ford can't afford to build cars specific to any one country, folks predict the new Mustang would need to be built to compete with European vehicles. This has me thinking back to the Third Generation launch with its European styling cues.
Of note, they say the car would have an independent rear suspension (IRS). They also predict Ford will take the next generation Mustang in one of three directions:
- A Mustang very similar to what we have today with IRS and Rear Wheel Drive
- An M3-styled Sedan with a Turbocharged V-6 Engine (Possibly the Ecoboost?)
- A high-performance Nissan GT-R Style Coupe
I, personally, would like to see a Mustang that's similar in size to the current model. Hopefully folks at Ford haven't forgotten about the Probe. I'm sure more details will be revealed in the next year or so. In the meantime, we'll have plenty to speculate about.
That said, what would you like to see in the next generation Mustang? Should we go down the road of an M3-styled sedan, or should we stick to our Muscle car roots?
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Source: Motor Trend
Photo of 1993 Ford Probe Courtesy of Ford Motor Company