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Modernized Ford Ranchero Looks Like a Better Pony Than the Mustang

The Ford Ranchero isn't as famous as the Chevy El Camino. But that doesn't mean a new one wouldn't be successful, especially as there seems to be a void in the coupe-utility segment.
Modernized Ford Ranchero Looks Like a Better Pony Than the Mustang 8 photos
The Ranchero didn't sell because of bad timing, as it arrived too late to pack fuel-thirsty V8 engines. Otherwise, it's one of the most interesting Ford designs everThe Ranchero didn't sell because of bad timing, as it arrived too late to pack fuel-thirsty V8 engines. Otherwise, it's one of the most interesting Ford designs ever1972 Ford Ranchero1972 Ford Ranchero1972 Ford Ranchero1972 Ford Ranchero1972 Ford Ranchero
The current generation of the Ford Mustang is trying too hard to be a European-style sports car with its efficient turbocharged four-cylinder engine or racing suspension. What owners really want is something cool, something they can enjoy doing donuts in or crashing while leaving a parking lot. Too below the belt?

Anyway, most muscle car fans believe the segment should be about one thing and one thing alone, being "cool." The Mustang has its ups and downs, yet we see no reason why Ford shouldn't add something as ludicrous as this modern Ranchero.

It would be something fresh, not associated with the typical F-150 or Edge SUV buyer. You've never seen somebody turn up to Home Depot in a new one of these. Sure, the drywall won't fit well, but let's be honest here and admit you're only there to look at the power tools your wife won't let you buy. Yeah, some of the ones you got last year are still in the box, but chainsaws are on sale!

The thing we like the most about this modernized Ford Ranchero rendering is that it just copy an existing car. Photoshop master wb.artist20 just looked like the original pickup and tried to imagine a 2021 version. It's not the old one with a new set of lights or a Mustang with the back chopped off.

The front keeps the "horns" right next to the headlights that flank a nice, straight grille. The lower intakes and chin spoiler are maybe a little similar to the Mustang, while the profile mixes in some retro decals with modern lightweight alloy wheels. The only thing missing is a cassette player and some cigarette ash on the seats and you've got yourself a throwback moment.



 
 
 
 
 

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