Here's the problem. The F type isn't an icon and the Mustang is, and even worse, it's an AMERICAN icon which means people have very strong opinions if it gets too close to looking like "other" cars out there. A lot of resistance to change among us.You might be limiting just to mustangs but that shouldnt and isnt the case for every car. Look at the Jag F type, its looks is universally liked. We shouldnt have to "warm" up to the appearance rather love it from the get go.
That said it is warming up on me a lil bit at a time lol.
I agree the F type is a stunning car but let's say the design was for the S550 and not Jaguar. Many would love it but others would still be bitching about how it's too European and not muscular enough etc etc.
An icon comes with baggage is all I'm saying. Not to mention we still have some Mustang fans that think the solid axle should continue on forever. How can you ever satisfy that crowd with a totally radical new and modern design?