V8 Mustang prototype spied (video)....but what is it?

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    What is it? It's the newest corporate car.

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    When you guys say “manufacture plates” can you tell the manufacturer?

    Also, I believe the firing order of the 7.3 is the same as the Coyote if that helps anyone.
     
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    #43 foxcoupefan, Apr 21, 2019
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    Honestly the real question is why the guy taking the video has misc bump stops, and cabinet handle on his hood?
     
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    Hmmm, this has me intrigued... Looks like it's just a PP2 front splitter that's wrapped tight with the standard chin spoiler to look inconspicuous, but that wing really has me wondering... A Mach 1 with all the PP2 goodies and more, flared front fenders for a square wheel setup, and a near-500hp N/A coyote-based engine as an absolute track weapon to decimate on the 1LE, staring around $50k? Ohhhhh, that would make me sell my 2018 and custom order yet another car!

    of note: Anyone else notice the digital cluster? May not be significant, but usually the test cars (namely the GT500) run the standard cluster... maybe another model with the digital cluster standard? Or perhaps indicating a shift to it being standard across the board in coming years?
     
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    Michigan manufacturer plates have the "M" in the middle. Can't tell what manufacturer it is, but the chances of it NOT being Ford are slim
     
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    Well it isn't US marker only, we have them here in the middle east No ADMs too :)
     
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    Mach 1 with a 5.2 CPC.......?

    History say that the Mach 1 was never really a road course (Track Car).
    Flared fenders and rear spoiler says this is something else.
    Or maybe Ford abandoned tradition?
     
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    The GT500 was also historically more of a drag-focused car, but the new one was completely built with road course use in mind. People just don't want drag cars anymore, they're boring
     
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    Euro spec mirrors, reflectors in the rear bumper instead of side markers, Euro reverse/rear fog light.

    They probably were Euro tail lights too - hard to tell at night when they are lit up.

    I'd say it's some sort of high performance model for export markets.
     
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    Those aren't the Euro mirrors, and all 2018+ models have the rear bumper reflectors. This only thing that points to this being a euro model would be the rear fog light, and since it has US mirrors, it could be a toss up
     
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    Euro Mirrors? Never ever. Here you see those ugly Bathroom Mirrors the poor guys in Europe need to suffer from. Bildschirmfoto 2019-04-21 um 18.48.29.png
     
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    You mean the motor that is truly worthy of the Mustang name?
     
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    Tell that to the HUGE response over on Yellow Bullet.
    The GT500 is pretty much laughed at along with anything else that is track focused.

    Same response over at Competition Plus.....

    Face Book.........

    Bunch of others.......

    Only a few and mainly on this site.
    There is a much larger market than you think.
    A strong hint is how everybody goes to discussing ET times and trap speeds.

    What has gotten old is buying a car for a purpose it can never be used for.
    Unless you condone street racing.

    A street version of the Cobra Jet would sell like mad.
    Look what the Hellcat, Demon, Redeye and 1320 is doing for the Challenger.
     
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    Needs to become reality!
     
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    Ive been chasing mustangs for 20 years....meaning never knowing which one to buy....I can afford any of them but the point is chasing a future model is inevitably futile...I know...I did it....finally just decide the perfect car was never going to happen....but it was good enough...my last mustang was a 89 LX 5.0......now a 19 GT that I totally dig.......end of the day chase what you want but the chase never ends.....
     
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    You guys are being Punked by FOMOCO engineers. It's a spoof. And they are lurking the Mustang sites laughing their asses off. j/k. Would be cool if it hits production. HaHaHa.jpg
     
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    If history does indeed rhyme, when Ford did the first Bullitt in 2001, they followed it up with both the Terminator Cobra and the Mach 1 in order to maintain interest in the outgoing SN-95/New Edge before the S197 debuted, so there is precedent. Mach 1 might be the perfect special edition to spice up a chassis that may have to live much longer than they originally intended. Since Bullitt is only sticking around for MY 2019 and 2020, it could stand to reason they may be preparing another special edition to keep the S550 interesting for a long time to come.

    But people are pointing to the bigger front fenders, big wing, and big splitter. These are all track-focused details, and Mach 1 has always been the traditional street cruiser that was the most "muscle car" out of all the old Mustang nameplates. So, I'm thinking this is either an updated Performance Package that borrows some aero knowledge from the GT500, or this may be something along the lines of a Boss 302 if they're doing a special edition. I actually think that the PP Level 2 could have inherited the Boss 302 name since they share the same mission, but I suppose from Ford's standpoint having too many special edition name plates/ performance variants may be counterproductive (EcoBoost PP and Hi-Po, GT/CS, Bullitt, GT350/R, GT500, and two different levels of Performance Package for the GT make for a pretty stacked lineup for MY 2020 already).

    I think one point that may strike against this being a Mach 1 is the hood situation. People have come to associate the Shaker hood with Mach 1s, but I think that'll look awkward on these cars because of the massive size of the hood, as well as the more swoopy lines of the 2018+ refresh probably not lending itself well to such a retro design element. I'd be interested to see what they'd come up with to fill in this gimmick. Would it be a straight up old school Shaker hood like what we got in 03/04 (and what we see on current Challengers), or would it be a more modernized version ala the Camaro ZL1/Corvette ZR1? I don't think just blacking out the stock hood would be enough to get anybody excited. It'd be a huge letdown without some unique Mach 1 specific hood treatment being included with the package.
     
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    “Cruisin’ down the street in my 7.3...”

    Godzilla is King of the monsteRs after all.

    Psyche. It’s probably the 2020 GT.
     
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    Hell yes!! After having my 16 A6 and my 18 A10.

    I hate to admit im starting to get bored. The cars too heavy, too many comforts to make an attempt to be a jack of all trades.

    Ive thought of the exact same you just posted. The new engines and transmissions are amazing but the damn cars are too heavy!

    Give me a SN95 with a 580hp NA engine amd a 10 speed. Let me blast through all the gears and let the engine scream to 8k with out having to care 1 bit about extra coolers and radiators heat exchangers and weight.

    Simple. Light. Drama free. 580hp 8k rpm 10 speed greatness and it would be an absolute riot with some 3.73 or 4.10 gears too.
     
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