Ford Mustang Mazda GT350 Looks Like Japanese Muscle in Quick Rendering

Ford Mustang Mazda GT350 rendering 1 photo
Photo: andras.s.veres/instagram
No, the world hasn't gone mad. Instead, this rendering, which places the front end of a Mazda on the Ford Mustang, can be considered a doodle, perhaps a way to pass the time until the 2022 launch of the pony's next generation.
The quick pixel work showcases the Shelby GT350R, which has been replaced by the Mach 1 for the 2021 model year, with the front end of the current Mazda3 compact. Oh, and German pixel specialist Andras Veres, who is behind the stunt, also replaced the optional carbon fiber wheels of the R with Mazda alloy units.

As mentioned in the intro, we can understand the need to deal with the sky-high anticipation for the future launch of the seventh-gen Mustang. After all, the rumors that continue to float around provide quite a bit of fuel for thought.

Codenamed S650, the newcomer will continue to be assembled in Flat Rock, Michigan and is set to arrive as a 2023 model. And the wildest unofficial chat out there talks about the newcomer receiving optional all-wheel drive.

It's believed that the Ford engineers have adapted the CD platform, which serves the Explorer and the Lincoln Aviator, for the new Mustang, with the AWD feature said to be offered with the help of electric motors powering the front wheels.

Meanwhile, with the very existence of the muscle car genre being threatened by the market shifting towards crossovers/SUVs, as well as by the ever-stricter emission regulations, Ford has introduced the Mustang Mach-E electric crossover.

An additional way of building a business case for the S650 Mustang is believed to involve a life cycle expansion to eight years.

And while certain enthusiasts might still find the arrival of the Mach-E, as well as the said gas-electric Mustang rumors difficult to swallow, we have to regard these measures as a way to keep the pony alive. After all, the Mustang was not only the reason for which the Camaro and the Challenger were born, but also makes for the only one of the three nameplates that never left the dealerships since its 1960s introduction.

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