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Wondering how all of you are feeling about how Ford basically took the 2010-2012 GT 500 front end and put it on the 2013 GT. When I bought my 2012 Shelby, I appreciated that it the nose was distinctively more aggressive looking than the GT model. Seems reasonable to me that they'd save the best for the high end model to separate it from the other Mustang models. This helps justify the price differential (I know, the $ is under the hood, etc., and I agree, but it's nice to have a cosmetic difference too). I'm disappointed that our Shelby's won't look quite as unique on the road once the '13 GTs come out. How do you feel about this?

 

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Wondering how all of you are feeling about how Ford basically took the 2010-2012 GT 500 front end and put it on the 2013 GT. When I bought my 2012 Shelby, I appreciated that it the nose was distinctively more aggressive looking than the GT model. Seems reasonable to me that they'd save the best for the high end model to separate it from the other Mustang models. This helps justify the price differential (I know, the $ is under the hood, etc., and I agree, but it's nice to have a cosmetic difference too). I'm disappointed that our Shelby's won't look quite as unique on the road once the '13 GTs come out. How do you feel about this?

 

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I like being different, using the gt500 front end on a GT wasn't cool. It would really suck if someone had a stripe delete car.

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I agree, I'm not thrilled with the idea either since I have the stripe delete, but you have to look at it from Ford's perspective. They want market share. Last year's sales on the Mustang model were lower than Camaro. With the updated nose and and extensive options list, Ford is planning on overselling the competition. In addition, Ford needs to use all of the old stock in preparation for the 50th anniversary design change which I'm betting is going to be a 2014-1/2 model. I doubt there will be a 2014.

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I totally understand those who would have wanted that the Shelby's look remain exclusive. It was part of the attraction for me in '07 that the car had a different front end. However, Ford is in the business to build cars. If they feel this change helps sell more Mustangs overall, I think its normal that they go in that direction..

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Disappointing. I love the unique look on our cars. Sweenstang where did you info on this ?

 

 

I first saw it when info from the recent LA Auto Show was released. It's now all over the web. Easiest think for you to do is just Google "2013 Mustang GT" and go to images. You'll see several examples, all with the GT in-grille headlamps. Unfortunately, they're also using the same nose on the 2013 Boss 302. :unsure: Enjoy your exclusive appearance now because it won't be lasting very long...

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Pretty common thing to happen so I'm not surprised. The appearance of that front end is great and will no doubt benefit all Mustang sales and Ford, and that's a (big picture) good thing.

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Pretty common thing to happen so I'm not surprised. The appearance of that front end is great and will no doubt benefit all Mustang sales and Ford, and that's a (big picture) good thing.

 

 

Great business, how can you blame them? Infiniti QX56 interior in year 2012, becomes Titan 2013 interior. It's all about the money and the front fascia looks great so it's an obvious move since the 2013 will be different.

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Fair points, guys. I'm glad I put stripes on mine for a lot of reasons, but now I have one more: it will set it apart from the GTs. You're right that it's a good move for Ford - great looking front end. And if it keeps the Mustang brand strong, I'm cool with that. Long live the Stang! :rockon:

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It doesn't bother me at all. I think the new design looks great, of course! No, I'm not a Shelby owner anymore but even if I was I wouldn't be upset. As others have posted, if it keeps the brand strong it's a good thing. That means more upgrades and amazing features in the future for us consumers. The new Camaro is one of the ugliest cars I've ever seen so let's do whatever it takes to make sure we keep outselling them. ;)

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IMO they don't look all that much alike. They share the general nose shape, but with the big horse and foglights up top, and a different bottom half, >shrug< it's not identical. And the GT500 hood is still quite different. Not sure how I feel about the vents on the new hood.

 

If somebody sees the snake and confuses the car for a GT, well, I guess they'll need a lesson, eh? :peelout: (Not that the GT is a slouch by any means.)

 

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IMO- not a fan, they should not have shared, for sure it ruined the front of the Boss

 

Hard to beat the look of the 2005-09, the current designers at FORD just keep screwing up the base model GT.

First the back now the nose, they must of came over from the Camaro design team :hysterical2:

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I feel the Boss got the short end of the stick with the redesign. Between the nose and side skirts, it looks like it's gained some visual bulk, which kinda flies in the face of its intended purpose. IMO, the '12 Boss looks better than the '13, but that's still just my opinion.

 

As an owner of an '11 GT500 with the stripe delete, I don't mind Ford doing this at all. The whole reason I took the stripes off was to be less conspicuous. This just helps that notion along. For those Shelby owners who like sticking out of a crowd though, I'd understand if they were pissed.

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I don't mind the similarity at all. The '13 is a little different with the additional scoops which I don't like as well as the '10-'12 nose. I think I like the front of the'12 Boss better than the '13 but hard to tell for sure in pictures. I thought for a few years I liked the '09 and older tail setup better but the '10-'12 looks better to me every time I walk by the car.

 

With a 70 BosI 302 in the garage I like srtipes but opted for a stripe delete car for two reasons. One, that's what my wife liked best and two, I plan to keep my car maybe 10 years and thought they might look ratty in that length of time. Down deep though I wish it had black stripes.

 

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Here's a link to the brand new commercial being played tonight during the Daytona 500. This is the first time that the Blue Oval has promoted its pony car on television since it launched the new 2011 Mustang V6 in 2010. The commercial depicts a real-life version of the customizer, with a variety of bystanders "unleashing their inner Mustang," turning the car into a custom Mustang GT, Boss 302 or Shelby GT500... and at least one tiny dancer injecting a little darkness into her ballerina outfit for a ride worthy of Natalie Portman.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HiyhXf_KVc0&noredirect=1

 

Looks pretty good! Camaro beware.

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With a 70 BosI 302 in the garage I like srtipes but opted for a stripe delete car for two reasons. One, that's what my wife liked best and two, I plan to keep my car maybe 10 years and thought they might look ratty in that length of time. Down deep though I wish it had black stripes.

 

 

You can still add OEM black vinyl stripes. I did, and it turned out very nicely.

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I feel the Boss got the short end of the stick with the redesign. Between the nose and side skirts, it looks like it's gained some visual bulk, which kinda flies in the face of its intended purpose. IMO, the '12 Boss looks better than the '13, but that's still just my opinion.

 

 

I agree! ..love the look of my 2012!

 

 

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Here's a link to the brand new commercial being played tonight during the Daytona 500. This is the first time that the Blue Oval has promoted its pony car on television since it launched the new 2011 Mustang V6 in 2010. The commercial depicts a real-life version of the customizer, with a variety of bystanders "unleashing their inner Mustang," turning the car into a custom Mustang GT, Boss 302 or Shelby GT500... and at least one tiny dancer injecting a little darkness into her ballerina outfit for a ride worthy of Natalie Portman.

 

http://www.youtube.c...c0&noredirect=1

 

Looks pretty good! Camaro beware.

 

 

Cool video!

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Nice looking Boss there soFLO. I almost bought one instead of the Shelby but too flashy for wife who will be driving some once she learns to shift better. I have no regrets though as I love this Shelby. Here is a pic of my '70 Boss.

 

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Wondering how all of you are feeling about how Ford basically took the 2010-2012 GT 500 front end and put it on the 2013 GT. When I bought my 2012 Shelby, I appreciated that it the nose was distinctively more aggressive looking than the GT model.

 

 

There is still a pretty significant difference between a Mustang GT/Boss 302 and a GT500 nose.

 

The open grille, the fog lamps and the power dome hood *really* set the GT500 apart from the rest.

 

Compare them side-by-side and you won't say they look the same.

 

Personally, I *like* the new nose on the lower model Mustangs and in fact, I just turned down a new 2012 Boss 302 (sitting on the showroom floor @ Phil Long Ford in CoS, CO) in favor of a '13 Boss or GT.

 

I bought my Shelby GT500 over a Roush 427R because of the different nose. Now I can have a Boss 302, Mustang GT or Roush *with* the nose.

 

 

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