As you know, Ford plans to make some changes on its immortal Mustang. For example, the 2015 Ford Mustang will come with a “radical redesign” and, expect some technical updates. As for the 2013 Mustang, it should make its debut at the L.A. Auto Show with revised styling, with Shelby GT500 styling cues and a bumb in power, this according to latest reports and rumors. Considering this, it’s understandable, that Ford would have pre-production carsout on the streets of Detroit testing the upcoming changes.
Stangpilot007, a forum member over at TheMustangSource.com spotted one of those prototypes recently, and was able to snap some photos of the car in action with his iPhone and now you can see them here, in the photo gallery below.
The latest pictures shows a prototype which features much more covering that conceals the entire lower portion of the car. We can see the taillights which seem to go straight across the car rather than angling forward and the bodywork surrounding the exhaust cutouts, which is painted (the current Mustang features a black textured plastic). The rear axleback exhaust also appeared to be the same as off the Boss 302. The hood also appeared to be higher, but that could be down to the covers on the car and a visual illusion.
The latest reports suggest that the new model will keep the same 5.0L V8 and 3.7L V6 engines. Still, Ford will be giving a slight bump in horsepower to the Mustang GT (no word on the V6) to be more on par with the Camaro SS. So far, the exact power of the Mustang GT is unknown, but it will likely come in right around 425.
However, while it’s hard to know exactly what is under the covers, we’ll find out more details in the next couple months until the 2013 Mustang makes its debut in Los Angeles, so stay tuned for details. Until then, check out the latest spy shots in the gallery below.
Details about pricing weren’t released, but expect the new model to come with a starting price of about $40,000.