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Old 03-01-2016, 10:21 AM   #1
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After it was spotted a few weeks ago by M6G member AnelBHF, we've been trying to get a clearer look at this vehicle and finally caught it out testing near Ford's facilities in Dearborn, MI.

Based on information and sources, there is reason to believe this could be a powertrain mule for the 2017/18 Mach 1 Mustang.

Hiding in plain sight in a Euro-spec Mustang GT body, this mule shows quad-tipped exhaust and will come with a beefier rear axle, according to sources. A U.S. spec version of this mule has also been seen testing in the area.

As this is just a test mule, we will have to wait until a camouflaged prototype appears to see what other clues about the engineering and cosmetic changes we can expect from this upcoming special edition Mustang.

Enjoy these early photos and stay tuned. We may get video to have a listen at the exhaust sound.


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Old 03-01-2016, 10:35 AM   #2
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just looks like they got a hack saw out and chopped 3 inches off the rear diffuser to make room for the quads. I hope they clean that up in the production version.

Anyone know specifics on what "beefier rear axle" actually means?
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hopefully some better half-shafts, potentially a different.. diff hah. maybe even live axle?

seeing a OW without spacers and a drop kit.. looks like a damn 4x4.
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Old 03-01-2016, 11:03 AM   #4
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Holy wheel gap! Those quad tips are nice - look like the 13-14 GT500 style over the faux tip 350s now. Can this please be an early Mach 1
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Thanks for these, Jarstang

I'm guessing Ford are using a Euro-spec car to try and throw us of the scent.....it's not working, Ford

However, it would be nice to think any Mach 1 would be available in Europe (although I'm guessing that would definitely rule out a shaker hood due to our silly pedestrian impact rules!). We've certainly bought enough GTs......and Mach 1 would sell nicely outside of the US, too
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just looks like they got a hack saw out and chopped 3 inches off the rear diffuser to make room for the quads. I hope they clean that up in the production version.
Like many engineering cars, hacked-up looking stuff does not reflect production intent. Most of the styling work likely will not be exposed until later.
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I take it the stickers on the body panels are too small to blow up and read? I don't recall seeing these on other prototypes. I wonder what they say?
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I take it the stickers on the body panels are too small to blow up and read? I don't recall seeing these on other prototypes. I wonder what they say?
So i just looked at them, they all 3 say the same thing... ZG8S0010
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...... I don't recall seeing these on other prototypes. I wonder what they say?
"Test Mule Euro GT350R" hopefully ....
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This quad tips are really nice and that's a nice car

Hmm, seems they still don't want to put the tri-bar LEDs for the Export market ... !

Look at the first pic with the ugly yellowish fog lights DRL ...
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This quad tips are really nice and that's a nice car

Hmm, seems they still don't want to put the tri-bar LEDs for the Export market ... !

Look at the first pic with the ugly yellowish fog lights DRL ...
Yah they are ugly but there is a reason for yellow tint for fogs...easier to see due to the light hue.
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Yah they are ugly but there is a reason for yellow tint for fogs...easier to see due to the light hue.
Yea, but I don't meant the yellow tint for the fog light.

In the export market, the fog lamps have 2 cavity, one for the Fog light and one for the DRL. Both bulbs are Halogen in the Export model.

Into your US model, you have LED Fog Lights and LED DRL into the Headlights.
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