If the S550 looks like that rendering, I'm buying one with the Ecoboost 4. Mustang SVO anybody?
I hear a lot of hate for it, but I think it's perfect for what the Mustang has to be: a car for youngsters. The Mustang isn't a retro car or a car for people who want to feel nostalgic. The Mustang is a car for hot-blooded youths who want their first new car. It's sporty but practical, well-equipped but affordable. I, for one, am the Mustang's target audience, and I think that rendering looks fantastic and combined with the specifications they've released, the car is a very attractive package.
As far as the aesthetics, Ford is building a design language. The Fusion, Focus, Fiesta, and Taurus all share many elements, and it only makes sense to include the Mustang, especially when the elements they're using work so well. They say it looks like anything else, but I think it's very distinctive. Even with the similar new fascia, I have yet to confuse a Fiesta with a Focus, like I constantly do with the Nissan Murano and Rogue. Or Altima and Maxima, for that matter. I think a Mustang with a similar design language would look good and be distinctive. The design bears somewhat of a resemblance to the modern Aston Martin lineup, but to be totally fair, it's more a case of Astons were redesigned by J Mays while the brand was owned by Ford, and J Mays' design style uses that shark mouth a lot. It shares none of the lines, or even most of the fascia either. Just the general shark mouth shape. Yes, it elicits Aston Marton. Yes that's on purpose. But I don't think it's wrong to do, in any way.
1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited
2016 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Edition
Signature rules are dumb