Not too long ago, CarScoop's design guru Josh Byrnes gazed into his "crystal ball", as he said, to see what the future holds for the next generation of the Ford Mustang by offering his own interpretation of the pony car's styling.
Josh's speculative take blended the shape and styling elements of the retro-penned fifth generation model (both the original and the facelifted versions) with hints from Ford's modern design language as displayed in cars like the production Taurus and the conceptual Evos.
Several sites and forums quickly picked up the rendering with readers touching up our original design (we can assure you, none of them asked us), some of whom lightly modded the rendering with new elements like the headlamps based on what they heard from owners who rated the next Mustang at a recent consumer clinic.
Two of the re-designs made it on a recent article on Jalopnik, with the red-colored example said to resemble what owners saw at the clinic.
The red Mustang was touched up by a Jalopnik reader nicknamed "Slacks" who simply changed the color, the pony logo and the headlamps of Josh's original design...forgetting the appropriate credits, though, Jalopnik editor Raphael Orlove did mention it in his post.
Will it look anything like this? We can’t answer that – not yet, at least.
But if you want to catch a very precise glimpse of the 2015MY Mustang, with which Ford will celebrate the model's 50th anniversary and for the first time, go global, possibly offering four-cylinder turbocharged engines, keep checking back on CarScoop over the next few days because we just may have something quite interesting coming our way…