Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by insomnia, Jul 28, 2006.
Cliffs: 390 n/a hp, as light as a V6, gt500 suspension
Damn. 390hp should be nice. I realize I could look it up, but how much is the weight difference between the 6 and 8 cylinder cars?
Only a couple few hundred lbs, I think the GT's are right around 3500, the base models are around 3300 if I remember right.
cammer. the cast 5.4 would need a huge diet.
Might actually sell the Mach and get one of this becomes a reality.
Snap! sounds like it could be good.
Somebody explain to me why the new Mustang is getting a redesign already? Were they concerned that they'd done too good a job and they wanted to fuck it up before too many people bought one, or what? Fucking planned-obsolesence; the Mustang looks fine, it's got a good ten years left before people get sick of seeing it.
Your not thinking deep enough. People always like the hottest, new shit. Which the Mustang was. The Camaro and Challenger are going to roll out, and steal all the light if Ford doesn't do anything. If there wasn't any competition, then 10 years would be no problem.
Keep in mind that the SN95 (1994-2004) cars received a mid-life redesign in 1999. The interior was relatively unchanged and aside from a few driveline performance improvements, the only significant changes were to the exterior sheet metal.
A lot of enthusiasts have complained about the relatively boring rear-view and the gaudy overuse of interior brightwork on the new S197 cars. Plenty more have voiced their discontent with the very bland hood design and the tall belt-line. I'd expect to see improvements in all of those areas once the 2nd iteration of the S197 platform is released.
Unless Ford really fucks this up, the next version of the "new" Mustang will be even better looking.
I happen to like those design features. (well, maybe not the excessive chrome, but that's livable; I'm sure there's stainless steel aftermarket bits to be had online.) Not that I'm about to give Detroit credit for being able to design a sports car that's less than 50% SUV, but the most recent Mustang is the first Mustang I've ever seen that I actually considered buying. Even my parents, who are both die-hard EuroJap buyers, said that the new Mustang hit the nail on the head.
Then again, we don't own one, so I guess technically our opinion doesn't count.
I wouldn't ever accuse anyone of that. You don't have to be an owner to have an interest or even express criticisms.
both fixed... the dark dash was available in late 06, here's a (big) pic of mine for reference
It's almost carbon-fiberish, but I think it's much better than the base black or the way-too-bright aluminum.
As for the hood, this is an option on the 07's... personally I think it looks like complete shit, and I'm happy with my plain, huge slab of sheetmetal in front of me.
And just some more info not everyone might know... here's the soft dash and interior trim now avaliable, the new spoiler (better than the 05/06 IMO), and the engine cover that halfway covers the mess under the hood.
Also, you can order Sirius on the new stangs, and near the end of the year they're gonna come out with Nav systems
I wasn't aware that the late '06s were available with a dark dash option. Nice. It definitely helps. I'm not feeling the tacked-on look of the hood scoop on the '07 though. It's too small and looks lost in that sea of a hood.
Personally, I think the hood scoop looks stupid because it's not actually a hole in the hood with the air intake sticking out of it. (I can't recall what old car had that styling, Dodge something I think.) And in any event, it's a hood. It's a flattish piece of metal that serves to cover the engine and prevent it from jumping up and coming through the windshield in a crash. We're not living in the 1700's; an object doesn't have to have every possible surface decorated in order to be attractive.
you mean the Air Grabber they used to have on old Mopars?
The only functional hood scoops used on standard Mustangs were the 69-70 shaker, the 03/04 mach 1 shaker, and 71-73 mach 1 hood.
Fuck a Boss
Yessir. Ordered Jan 16th 06, built March 02 06, recieved march 16 06
FRPP Race suspension