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caarmike
11-10-2013, 01:19 AM
WOW! Better late than never for these:

http://www.autoblog.com/photos/ford-mustang-fourth-gen-design-possibilities/
https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2013/11/06/sketch-to-design--the-1994-ford-mustang.html

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Photo 1: Looks like the 93 Probe wearing Mustang badging. I thought they gave up on the FWD Mustang idea after 87. This is apparently Escort based.

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Photos 2-7: This is the lean and clean "Bruce Jenner" Mustang, designed after everyone forgot who Bruce Jenner was but before they remembered again. Very T-Bird like and a better design than Ford gave it credit for.

Photos 8-12: Familiar shapes to all who know the story of the '94 Mustang.

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Photo 13: Some sort of Nissan Pulsar NX knock-off.

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Photo 14: WTF!!!!!!!

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Photo 15: A clean, futuristic design.

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Photo 16: The great Taru Lahti tries his hand at a Mustang. Still looks advanced even by today's standards.

The rest are all repeats of well-publicized shots.

swizzle
11-10-2013, 05:30 AM
pictures DO NOT work rehost them

fou_bleu
11-10-2013, 01:08 PM
They're all in the Autoblog gallery anyway, so don't worry about that caarmike...

caarmike
11-10-2013, 01:19 PM
That's odd. I'm using embed codes directly from media.ford.com and they work fine for me.

mick78
11-11-2013, 09:26 AM
Many times I see these various development sketches and mockups, I think that one or another alternative could have probably worked better. Or at least would have been interesting.

But here, even though I was never the greatest fan of the 94 Mustang, I can clearly say that by far it was the best of all design proposals...

swizzle
11-11-2013, 05:03 PM
Indeed. NONE of them have ANY Mustang DNA. Ford picked the least ugly in a sea of wrong styling. I'd love to see the rejected proposals for the 15 Mustang.

caarmike
11-11-2013, 06:24 PM
Well, they're not good Mustangs, but I think many of them are good cars. That first one that's based on the Escort would have been a huge hit had Ford brought it out as the ZX2 or Tracer coupe in the early 90s. The last two could have been Mercury Capris. The Kammback would have made huge waves under a new name (maybe Puma?).

63Bonneville
11-15-2013, 02:34 AM
It looks like Ford almost made the same mistake twice, but intending to have a more humbled, front-drive Mustang a second time. The second time would have been even more humble than the Probe, for it was to be based on a lowly, front-drive Escort platform. I never knew of this until around the last week so, early-November 2013, when this was revealed. At least the Probe, which was originally intended to be a then new-generation Mustang for the late 1980s was based on a Mazda MX6 platform, which was higher end than an Escort. Thank goodness that the decisions went the right way, and a lot of mileage was gotten out of that Fox platform, from the 1978 Fairmont/Zephyr to the 2004 Mustang. as it was used to underpin many lines. Now I'm looking forward to the 2015 Mustang.