Currently, this model is in its sixth generation and for more than half a century they developed 10 “hidden” design concepts that contributed to increase the passion among fans of the legendary North American vehicle.
Each generation of the Mustang has undergone many changes and developments that represent trends in sports cars at different times, but early models reveal how the DNA and personality of the world's best-selling sports car was formed.
For the development of the new generations, many sketches and molds are produced until the final product is obtained. In the '60s and' 70s many design stages were required to achieve the final models that would be distributed. These versions are now part of an interesting museum called "No Mustang." Here are the 10 “secret” concepts of the Pony Car.
The initial prototypes they brought the first ideas of what the Mustang would be: this model was named Aventura and later Allegro, but it was rejected for having only two seats.
Dimensions are defined and the Mustang takes shape. The design team led by Gene Bordinat perfectly stipulates to the dimensions of the final model.
The clay model shows the almost definitive lines of the Mustang, even though the front part has a cougar instead of the horse. On the front panel is the Torino register.
Ford Mustang also considered making a two-seater -smaller, but with the same lines- to compete with the European models of Jaguar, MG and Austin.
The success of the Mustang was such that Ford presented new versions to take advantage of the success of this sports car. One of these proposals was the four-door model, which never came true.
Another version had family body with two doors, in the “shooting brake” style of some European models, to maintain the sporty look.
Mach I Concept It was presented at the 1966 Detroit Motor Show in order to be an update to the Mustang. Although some styling elements have been incorporated into the Mustang II, this concept was never produced.
The only thing reminiscent of the original Mustang prototype is this horse emblem in the front part.
La front of This concept heralds a return to separate second-class headlights, although the model's silhouette is different.
Ford instructed the design studio Ghia in Italy to propose the image for the new Mustang. The result was a very elegant prototype, but it had little to do with the brand's style.