The redesigned 2010 Ford Mustang was unveiled on November 18th,
2008 in Los Angeles. The 2010 Mustang features a full exterior
redesign, however the underlying platform is shared with the
The restyle starts with the more aggressive grille, punctuated
with the first new Mustang emblem since the car's introduction
in 1964. Both the V-6 and GT Mustang have brand-new sculptured
front-end designs unique to each model. The headlamps and turn
indicators, now integrated into one unit, are modern interpretations
inspired by the 1970 Mustang. On the V-6, the fog lamps are
located on the lower fascia, while on the GT, the fog lamps
are again located in the upper grille but are smaller
than the outgoing model, similar to the original lamps of the
1967-68 models that inspired them.
The exterior sheet metal, except for the fast-back roofline,
is all new for the 2010 Mustang. At the front, the new headlamps,
lower fascias, fenders and grille are capped by a powerdome
hood that adds to the muscular appearance while functionally
allowing for enhanced air cooling of the engine. The Mustang's
washer-fluid nozzles are tucked into the cowl, while the antenna
has been moved to the rear, both of which create a cleaner appearance
while also reducing wind noise.
The front fenders of the 2010 Mustang feature taut, sculptured
wheel flares, like a tight skin stretched over the wheels. A
classic spear character line on the doors leads to a modern
indication of "hip" rear fenders. "It helps give the car aggressive,
forward direction, like it's ready to jump," said Doug Gaffka,
Mustang chief designer.
The rear end design features aggressively angled rear corners,
a sculptured decklid and prominent rear badge. A rearview camera
incorporated into the spoiler is available on some models.
A notable new tail lamp design features three LED bulbs firing
sequentially from the inside for turn indication. The sequential
bulbs were a distinct Mustang feature in the '60s and comeback
to the 2010 for the first time since then. Locating the reverse
lamps vertically creates a modern version of the Ford classic
The 2010 Ford Mustang GT's 4.6-liter V-8 benefits from innovations
from the popular Bullitt model. Output stands at 315 horsepower
and 325 lb/ft of torque.
"It runs on regular gasoline, but if you put in premium it has
adaptive calibration that will give you even better midrange
torque," said Mustang Vehicle Engineering manager Tom Barnes.
AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is now standard
and complements the Mustang's all-speed traction control and
anti-lock braking system (ABS).
The redesigned interior of the 2010 Ford Mustang features a
one-piece instrument panel design crafted in seamless soft-touch
TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin) skin. The instrument panel and console
flow as one shape, another strong connection to Mustang heritage.
The new center stack design adds the latest version of Ford
SYNC, with new features 911 Assist and Vehicle Health Report.
Drivers also can customize their ambient and instrument lighting
through the My Color system, which features 125 color options.
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