News: 2015 Mustang Concepts

Given its strong, classic Mustang roots, it really is pretty amazing how well the Eleanor look translates to the swoopy edges of the S550.

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AmericanMuscle.com applies classic styling to the modern Mustang’s lines—vote for your favorite via hashtag

By Steve Turner

Images courtesy of AmericanMuscle.com

For enthusiasts part of the Mustang’s allure is that it really presents a beautiful blank canvas to make a car reflect your personality. Admit it, as soon as you set your sights on a new Mustang you are already planning its mods. From wheels to the supercharger, the possibilities are endless. Of course, that path usually starts with exterior of the car.

Here are the three renders and their inspirations. Would you rather travel back to distant past or more recent history for your 2015 Mustang’s visual makeover? Pick your favorite and let AmericanMuscle.com know via your social media of choice by using the appropriate hashtag: #2015bullitt, #2015eleanor, or #2015Iacocca. Go ahead and throw an #SVTP on there so they know we sent you.
Here are the three renders and their inspirations. Would you rather travel back to distant past or more recent history for your 2015 Mustang’s visual makeover? Pick your favorite and let AmericanMuscle.com know via your social media of choice by using the appropriate hashtag: #2015bullitt, #2015eleanor, or #2015Iacocca. Go ahead and throw an #SVTP on there so they know we sent you.

Apparently that’s also true of the companies that sell those mods. Case in point, our friends at AmericanMuscle.com decided to virtually mod the 2015 Mustang in the theme of three classic Mustangs—Bullitt, Eleanor, and Iacocca.

Better yet, they didn’t just render these virtual classics for us to fawn over. They actually broke down all the styling points to give us all a bit of inspiration, and—we hope—a hint at possible future products from AM…

One of the most popular retro Mustangs in recent memory, the Bullitt was born in the Steve McQueen movie but reborn in the New Edge and S197 eras. It was one of the few specialty models to bridge these two eras, so why not carry it forward into the S550 future?
One of the most popular retro Mustangs in recent memory, the Bullitt was born in the Steve McQueen movie but reborn in the New Edge and S197 eras. It was one of the few specialty models to bridge these two eras, so why not carry it forward into the S550 future?

“…We’ve taken three classic Mustangs—Bullitt, Iacocca and Eleanor—and reinvented them in the 2015 Mustang’s skin. The 2015 parts packages that could be used to make these cars for obvious reasons are not yet available, but you shouldn’t have to wait too long for that,” the AM team said. “In the meantime, we’ve laid out what visual aspects are needed and what parts you’d have to piece together to recreate one of these icons after your 2015 Mustang is delivered.”

Clean and purposeful are the calling cards of the Bullitt. In its previous production iterations it emphasized subtle looks and nimble handling. AmericanMuscle did a great job of carrying its look over to the 2015 Mustang.
Clean and purposeful are the calling cards of the Bullitt. In its previous production iterations it emphasized subtle looks and nimble handling. AmericanMuscle did a great job of carrying its look over to the 2015 Mustang.

Now the company is not saying they are planning to make any of these parts. However, they are allowing you to pick your favorite S550 variant and vote on it via social media using the prescribed hashtags: #2015bullitt, #2015eleanor, or #2015Iacocca. And, don’t forget an #SVTP so they know we sent you.

So, check out the renders, the inspirations, and place your hashtag vote. You might just be able to build one of these beautiful Mustangs in the future.

Here is a breakdown of all the Bullitt styling mods. Could these images foretell of a future product line from AM?
Here is a breakdown of all the Bullitt styling mods. Could these images foretell of a future product line from AM?
Hands down the most polarizing Mustang visage in the world of classic Mustangs, the Eleanor look taken from the hero cars in two Gone in 60 Seconds movies is loved by many and despised by some.
Hands down the most polarizing Mustang visage in the world of classic Mustangs, the Eleanor look taken from the hero cars in two Gone in 60 Seconds movies is loved by many and despised by some.
Given its strong, classic Mustang roots, it really is pretty amazing how well the Eleanor look translates to the swoopy edges of the S550.
Given its strong, classic Mustang roots, it really is pretty amazing how well the Eleanor look translates to the swoopy edges of the S550.
Of the expansive mods needed for the Eleanor look, we’d have to say the side-exit exhaust is the highlight. It really flows well with the lines of the 2015 Mustang.
Of the expansive mods needed for the Eleanor look, we’d have to say the side-exit exhaust is the highlight. It really flows well with the lines of the 2015 Mustang.
An unexpected possibility because of its short stint in the S197 consciousness, the Iacocca styling might work even better on the 2015 Mustang than it did on the 2005-2009 Mustangs.
An unexpected possibility because of its short stint in the S197 consciousness, the Iacocca styling might work even better on the 2015 Mustang than it did on the 2005-2009 Mustangs.
A clean presentation is a hallmark of the Iacocca design, and it works really well here. In particular we are fans of the blacked-out GT5000-style billet grille in this render.
A clean presentation is a hallmark of the Iacocca design, and it works really well here. In particular we are fans of the blacked-out GT5000-style billet grille in this render.
The Iacocca brought the Fastback styling back to the S197, so why not bring the Iacocca styling to the modern Mustang fastback in 2015?
The Iacocca brought the Fastback styling back to the S197, so why not bring the Iacocca styling to the modern Mustang fastback in 2015?

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8 thoughts on “News: 2015 Mustang Concepts”

  1. the bullit would be nice but I think with the new gen mustang being a world car it needs to establish its own look. the retro theme is done, that’s what we have the s197 cars for, take this new one and start from a clean slate.

  2. The bullit would be nice but I think with the new gen mustang being a world car it needs to establish its own look. the retro theme is done, that’s what we have the s197 cars for, take this new one and start from a clean slate.

    That is precisely what I was thinking while looking tat those three. Trying to integrate certain elements of the past requires a careful balance. When it is overdone it simply doesn’t look right. I think Kemal Curic nailed it in his sketches (albeit, slightly tweaked).

  3. The bullit would be nice but I think with the new gen mustang being a world car it needs to establish its own look. the retro theme is done, that’s what we have the s197 cars for, take this new one and start from a clean slate.

    Agreed the retro thing across the big three is played out. I’m ready for something with a new edge :coolman:

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    The bullit would be nice but I think with the new gen mustang being a world car it needs to establish its own look. the retro theme is done, that’s what we have the s197 cars for, take this new one and start from a clean slate.

    I agree with this as well.

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