Ford reveals Giugiaro Mustang concept
(autoinsidernews) - Ford unveiled the Mustang Giugiaro concept a one-of-a-kind design study by Fabrizio Giugiaro, styling director of Italdesign. Giugiaro left no body panel untouched in his reinterpretation of the Mustang, reports Trend.
This design study reinforces the global appeal of Mustang, yet it's right at home in L.A. America's most enthusiastic performance and muscle car market, said J Mays, Ford Motor Company's group vice president, Design and chief creative officer. Plus, design icon Giorgetto Giugairo's offer to work his magic on Mustang alongside his son underscores the timelessness allure of Ford's most iconic car.
Featuring a front end inspired by the current Mustang which is in turn inspired by classic 60's Mustangs, the Giugiaro Mustang sports a shorter upper grille and deeply set lights for a more aggressive look. The concept's flanks feature Giugiaro's interpretation of the Mustang's body side indentations. Out back are massive wheel arches offering a more muscular and menacing look. A single piece of glass forms the windshield, roof, and rear window. The doors open vertically and pivot up from the A-pillar.
The Mustang Giugiaro concept is powered by a stock 4.6L V8 from the Mustang GT, which is topped with a twin-screw supercharger. Ford Racing added several other improvement to produce over 500-hp. Ford Racing also provided their Handling Pack, including thicker anti-sway bars, lowering springs and tuned dampers, all of which is available for the base Mustang GT.
While Ford isn't saying anything official, there's plenty of speculation that the Giugiaro concept previews some aspects of the 2010 Mustang.