50 years of Ford Mustangs in 100 seconds

23:29, Dec 01 2013

There are just a few days remaining until one of the most hotly anticipated new models in recent times gets its worldwide reveal.

Although there have been plenty of "unofficial" designs available on the internet, the "official" wraps come off the redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang at 6.01pm Thursday (NZ time).

The new Mustang will debut at that time in six cities on four continents - Dearborn, Los Angeles, New York (all USA), Barcelona (Spain), Shanghai (China) and Sydney (Australia).

Ford Mustang 1 Concept 1962
Sculpting team: Several clays were rendered as part of a design competition for the car.
Ford Mustang 1 Concept 1962
Clay rendering: This Joe Oros design had the integrated roll-over bar.
Ford Mustang 1 Concept 1962
Rear detail: Phil Clark's striding horse is close to the design he finalised for the Mustang 2.
Ford Mustang 1 Concept 1962
Cockpit design: Car's interior is similar to that of a contenporary Lotus Elise.
Ford Mustang 1 Concept 1962
Fixed seats: The driver could adjust the pedals and steering column instead.
Ford Mustang 1 Concept 1962
Rear view: All the vents and grilles were functional for this mid-rear engined car.
Ford Mustang 1 Concept 1962
Clean design: Delightfully simple mid-engined Mustang 1 prototypes never spawned the production cars the concept deserved.
Ford Mustang 1 Concept 1962
Price of place: On display at The Henry Ford Museum.
Ford Mustang 1 Concept 1962
Presenting the Mustang: A promotional flyer of the time.

While we wait, Ford has been busy showing off the Mustang's proud 50-year history and its latest release is a 100-second morphing video clip that crams together 50 years of legendary - and some not so well known - Mustang designs.

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An artist's impression of the new Ford Mustang.
An artist's impression of the new Ford Mustang.
An artist's impression of the new Ford Mustang.
An artist's impression of the new Ford Mustang.
An artist's impression of the new Ford Mustang.
An artist's impression of the new Ford Mustang.
An artist's impression of the new Ford Mustang.
An artist's impression of the new Ford Mustang.
An artist's impression of the new Ford Mustang.
An artist's impression of the new Ford Mustang.
An artist's impression of the new Ford Mustang.
An artist's impression of the new Ford Mustang.
An artist's impression of the new Ford Mustang.
An artist's impression of the new Ford Mustang.
An artist's impression of the new Ford Mustang.
An artist's impression of the new Ford Mustang.

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