[Video] Artist’s rendering of the 2015 Ford Mustang
Charles Cronley, a Mustang aficionado with solid 3D rendering knowledge has used all the spy photos and some insider information to piece together a 360 degree walkaround of the not yet released pony car.
While some of the exterior details are still unknown, this is likely the most accurate rendering of the next-generation Mustang anyone has created so far, as Charles Cronley, or “chazcron” as he’s known on various Mustang message forums, has used some years ago spy shots and JPG versions of three CAD files to render the 2005 Mustang before its debut, and he completely was spot-on. He even had it rapid-prototyped into a 3D model of the car.
The 3D animation he did on the 2015 Mustang suggests the car to have an evolutionary design with a more aggressive front fascia. The model also eschews the “hockey stick” line that has been a hallmark of the current model – as Charles has taken guidance from “a couple of people” who have seen the next generation Mustang in person who say there is no C-scoop or “hockey stick” on the side of the car. Insiders also indicate that Ford is “still toying with four or five hood scoops and several headlight assemblies”.
Still, Cronley acknowledges the rendering isn’t perfect – as the rear quarter windows may need some adjustment and Ford is still toying around with minor changes.
Anyway, the car is expected to be at least 400 lbs (181 kg) lighter than its predecessor and be offered with a variety of different engines including a 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost with 350 bhp (261 kW) and a 5.0-liter V8 with approximately 450 bhp (335 kW). There have also been rumors about an entry-level V6 and range-topping Shelby GT350 with “substantially more” than 450 bhp (335 kW).
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