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Old 10/28/13, 06:07 AM
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Old 10/28/13, 08:03 AM
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I wish Ford would do a hardtop very like MB does.

I love the roofline of the coupes but would enjoy to down driving.
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I'm just hoping its fully automatic. They are going to have a hard time getting people to part with $35,000+ for a car that expects you to reach across and unclamp 2 locks when Chrysler can do it cheaply enough that its on the rental car models.
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Nothing too surprising here, pretty much what I might expect of a Mustang vert. It does seem to intimate a bit more "shoulder" in the rear quarters than the C&D and other recent renders, but there's still a lot of padding, so who knows for sure. The soft top itself seems to have a nice profile, kind of reminds me of an old Fiat 124's, which is actually high praise as that had a very good looking top and one that was very easy to use.

Not sure about it being powered -- can't really tell from spy shot of course -- but while a powered top does add a modicum of ease of use, it also adds a lot of complexity, cost and weight. A modern manual softtop can be very easy to use, just look at the Miata's or even the aforementioned old Fiat.
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Nothing too surprising here, pretty much what I might expect of a Mustang vert. It does seem to intimate a bit more "shoulder" in the rear quarters than the C&D and other recent renders, but there's still a lot of padding, so who knows for sure. The soft top itself seems to have a nice profile, kind of reminds me of an old Fiat 124's, which is actually high praise as that had a very good looking top and one that was very easy to use.

Not sure about it being powered -- can't really tell from spy shot of course -- but while a powered top does add a modicum of ease of use, it also adds a lot of complexity, cost and weight. A modern manual softtop can be very easy to use, just look at the Miata's or even the aforementioned old Fiat.
There's not a doubt in my mind the top will be powered. When's the last time the Mustang had a manual convertible top? Did it ever? I honestly don't know. But all of the verts in my lifetime have been powered.
I'm looking for fully automatic. And if they want to compete overseas it will probably have to be. Or at the very least make it a single handle to lock and unlock both sides.
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Here are some more (horrible) shots of it with the top up.





and one from the front.

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That paint job looks horrible.
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That paint job looks horrible.
It'll buff out.

As for power or not very tops, for most of the Mustang's history, the top required a bit more human interaction than a finger press. That said, the baseline expectation for any car in the Stang's price class demands one-finger ease.
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You mean to tell me, there are pictures on the intarwebs of the 2015 Mustang that DON'T have the M6G logo plastered all over them?!?!?!?!







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Only cars that have a manual top are small 2 seaters. Couldn't imagine trying to fight with a roof the size of the mustangs. And I agree, no locking latches should be the way to go.
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Rich, the pics were obtained by KGP Photography, not M6G. I'd much rather give credit to the original who obtained them, not who publicized them. I know Autoblog also had to purchase them, but I gave credit to them when I posted the link to their article.
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Originally Posted by Marcus S View Post
Here are some more (horrible) shots of it with the top up.

This is the best quality I have ever seen of a 2015 mustang spy shot, ironically it's also the worst angle shot of a 2015 mustang spy shot
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Rich, the pics were obtained by KGP Photography, not M6G. I'd much rather give credit to the original who obtained them, not who publicized them. I know Autoblog also had to purchase them, but I gave credit to them when I posted the link to their article.
I applaud you, sir.
You "get it".




(Sorry, I feel like speaking in gif-anese in this thread...)
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I haven't seen a shot yet, anywhere, that wasn't clearly credited to KGP.
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