As a Ford Motor Company work posting recently revealed. As the next-generation Mustang is expected to arrive in 2022, coming into the market as a 2023 model. So, with manufacturing scheduled to begin in Flat Rock, Michigan. And because we still have much to wait to do. I took along a drawing that depicts a retro-futuristic Mustang style.
We are looking at the cartoon side of Craig Kember’s work. Which some of you may know thanks to the Viper concept that we discussed recently. This eye candy was drawn using the good old pen and paper. And later received a set of touches from Photoshop.
For the record, the aforementioned penning master supervised the construction of several Toyota production models (3rd-gen Tundra, 2013 Avalon, 2003 Matrix). As well as becoming a senior project manager for the FT-1 prototype interior team. And spearheading the styling offensive that contributed to the launch of the NASCAR toy Camry Cup and Tundra race truck.
The pony we have here combines conventional Mustang features borrowed from several decades. The most noticeable being the headlights and the side air intakes. So, with modern touches, leading us to hope for a fresh retro-inspired concept for the real 2023 ‘Stang.
However, as you can see in the Instagram post below from the creator, there is a second release. Then his front fascia speaks about the kind of styling comparisons used on vintage Mopar machines. Dodge is already planning to unleash his muscle cars of the next generation, remember?
What we know till now
A degree of electrification is a guarantee. But at this stage, the precise engineering solutions planned for the Blue Oval to used so not apparent.
Of example, the lightest type will be the introduction of mild-hybrid technologies but more extreme electrical equipment is also possible. For one, the carmaker invented a hybrid powertrain featuring a V8 joined by a pair of motors that would drive the front wheels, sparking another fiery story. Including the one concerning the launch of an AWD ‘Stang. This tested as early as 1965 by design engineers.