Yep. We will agree to disagree. I don't think 70's style NACA ducts belong anywhere near a new Mustang. Other style ducts themselves? Maybe if their don't right. But not that style. But I can see the attraction. As a kid, I'd seen them on numerous hot cars (especially the Countach. Dream car at the time) in the 80's with a few being stock and most being aftermarket. But I thought they looked awesome. Even if the car wasn't all that, those ducts transformed the appearance into something cool. Nowadays that style just seems out of place IMHO. And it wouldn't play well with the geometric design going on in the 2018+.Fender lip?? Perhaps you meant wheel lip/dish as that's why I'm talking about.
Anyway as for wheels with lip/no lip, we'll just have to agree to disagree. To me it just screams FWD wheel design. Some manufacturers put a rather substantial concave shape to the spokes and that looks pretty bad ass though!
Having said that, the Bullitt will not fill the need for a retro stang, not for me atleast. The Mach 1 IS the retro mustang. The 2003-2004's certainly prove that. The engine should also be unique in the Mach 1.
The S550 mustang looks a lot like the 1971 mustangs design with it's pointy nose, the 2018's more so. That pointy nose is just begging for NACA ducts and a slight bulge in the hood ala 71 Mach 1's. I don't think the current body style lends itself to having a Shaker hood scoop.
New Cobra with a Mach 1 name? :tsk: Two completely different cars with different purposes.
And on that last point, everyone knows the Cobra level and Mach 1 have historically been more of a Cobra And lesser cobra deal. What I'm exploring is if Ford reinvented and switched things up. Perhaps giving the badges a more literal hierarchy.
Chevy has done it with the SS and z28 badges and hasn't hurt one bit.
But it's likely the GT500 lives on.
It would be great for the mustang as a platform to wholeheartedly modernize. Then Ford can add packages that oldify the car to a. Retain extent for those who want that. The reason I think the Bullit is the car for it is the name evokes an era and certain styling cues down to the color of the car.
The Mach 1 when it was new was futuristic for its time. Even the 70's slab serif typeface was the "new computer style" font of the day. In 2003, Ford brought the name out of retirement and gave it the old badge typeface and some old style wheels as well as a retro stripe package and the shaker hood. The interior rounded out the retro with the seats and shift knob.
This made sense for the time since the retro fad was just about to kick in gear.
But if the Mach 1 returns to its roots, it will be more of a car for today.