The 2024 Ford Mustang Notchback Makes Absolutely No Sense, Even as a Rendering

Even though it officially premiered last year, the new-gen 2024 Ford Mustang is on the radar of most petrolheads these days. The reason is simple, as the Dearborn automaker is now accepting orders for the latest pony car, which could be one last ICE stand in the segment.
2024 Ford Mustang Notchback - Rendering 6 photos
Photo: Instagram | Jlord8
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You see, both the Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro are about to drive off into the sunset, leaving the latest-gen Ford Mustang as the sole muscle car – at least for now. The future of the segment is probably electric, and Dodge has gone as far as introducing a stunning-looking zero-emission concept in 2022 called the Charger Daytona SRT Concept.

Things seem to be clear for the Stellantis-owned brand's future muscle car, but details surrounding a possible next generation of the Camaro are scarce and contradicting. Some say it will be revived with an emphasis on zero emissions. Others say the Camaro will be turned into a sub-brand featuring additional vehicles, including a sporty crossover. Thus, we'll just have to wait and see what the future holds for this model.

Besides opening the order books for the new Mustang, Ford has also allowed journos to test it out. There are numerous reviews out there already, joined by several POV drive videos with no talk whatsoever, so if you want to learn about it, then you're a few mouse clicks away from doing that.

On a rather separate note, this model is still on the radar of rendering artists, as some of them do not seem to have gotten bored of rearranging its pixels. One of the latest digital illustrations that we came across is of the so-called Ford Mustang Notchback.

A clear reference to some versions from the model's past, it came to life at the hands of Jlord8 on Instagram, and if the CGI design looks familiar, that's because it was based on the Camaro. That's right, the vehicle that served as a blank canvas in this case is one of the biggest rivals of the Mustang, and it received the face of the Blue Oval's muscle car and a few other things.

Ignoring the weird mashup, we think the face of the Mustang suits the shape of Camaro rather well, though you'll have to keep an open mind to see the sexiness behind this CGI ride. The rendering has sparked some controversial comments on social media. Some called it a GTA-like proposal, whereas others said they like the design, and it is evident that so do we. But as you can expect, this is the type of car that will never leave the digital realm, as no one truly wants a Chevy with the face of a Ford and additional tweaks. Are you the exception?

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Editor's note: 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse pictured in the gallery next to the Notchback rendering.

About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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