2021 Mustang Refresh Spied!

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  1. Jarstang

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    Our photographers just caught a new camouflaged Mustang prototype that may be our first look at a 2021 Mustang GT refresh. This comes over a week after we showed what may or may not be a 2021 Mach 1 to replace the Bullitt Mustang.

    The latest prototype has the face of the earlier prototype —showing us the general face of the 2021 Mustang. The fascia-mounted light strips have been moved to a higher position on the front bumper, closer to the headlights. The outer air intakes are covered in camouflage, but it’s clear that they have been reshaped.

    The prototype pictured here has what appears to be the Mustang GT grille but it is rocking a single-tipped dual exhaust setup, instead of the GT’s quad-tipped set-up. The entire rear is once again, completely covered in camo wrap, and looks to obscure an all-new rear lip spoiler. The headlights and tail-lights have been unchanged, suggesting that the changes won’t extend to the lighting.

    The latest prototype is equipped with Brembo brakes, but the wheels are a BBS-style interlace, and are curiously wearing Lincoln logos.

    As we've learned, the S650 Mustang is scheduled to arrive in 2022 as a 2023 model year, with start of production (SOP) currently planned for May 1, 2022. The 2021 refresh should provide a nice layover until the next generation Mustang arrives in a few years.

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    The final refresh... We got everything we wanted out of the S550 except a Twin Turbo V8, KR and a 50th Anniversary GT500. Mach 1 looks like a done deal.

    Expect the nose to drop next generation. 2024 for a MY25.
     
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    I'm assuming they're moving the signals up for larger and reshaped intakes? I think the headlights and signals look way too close for comfort there.
     
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    Maybe it's just me but isn't it odd that it is running Euro Tails, and no orange reflector in the headlight? I love the look but I am surprised it's not the usual red and orange.
     
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    I dont follow Mustang updates closely but why would you facelift in 2021 just to do a redesign in 2022? Are they just trying to ruin their clients resale value? :)
     
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    Lincoln center caps? Are they just messing with us or hinting?
     
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    Facelift 2021MY, redesign 2023MY. Keeping it fresh.
     
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    Sounds like BMW tactics.. ugh. Nothing annoys me more than buying a new car that goes "unfresh" every other year.
     
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    Gen V also had 2nd refresh just for two years.
    So nothing special situation here.
     
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    Welp I guess Ill be waiting some time before my purchase....
     
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    Those look like pp1 wheels with Lincoln center caps and Pirelli Sottozero tires. Curious to see if the euro style lights will be standard on the 2021. But seeing amber lights in the pic maybe not. I guess we should be seeing the real deal soon. Good catch!

    Oh and what about the fuel grain caution stickers? Is that normal on prototypes?
     
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    I really hope they go back to the single pipes for the GT. The quad pipes are kind of gimmicky and it bothers me how you can see exhaust flow more out of one tip instead of evenly which eventually leads to one tip with more carbon build up.
     
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    Those are just standard fare prototype tips.
     
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    OK...there was me doubting the facelift existed.....I'd resigned myself to the fact it was just changes for the Mach 1.

    However.....this is possibly the mildest facelift in Mustang history! OK, things could change but, right now, its effectively a new front and possibly rear bumper. If S650 wasn't coming for the '23MY, I'd be concerned this wouldn't be enough.....but this might be just enough to keep interest going for 2 years.

    :)
     
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    Ha! I wish.......perhaps this is a mule for an S650-based Lincoln coupe :please:
     
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