Is This The 2010 Mustang? Giugiaro Concept

Giugiaro Mustang ConceptA enthusiast in Italy snapped a photo of what appears to be a joint project between Ford’s design boss J Mays and ItalDesign’s Fabrizio Giugiaro. Sources from across the net have speculated about this photo – talk that leads to the assumption that the 2010 Mustang may have alittle Italian flair.

What’s most intriguing about this pony is that it’s sleek body lines seem to resemble a cross between the GR1 concept car and the new Camaro. An all glass hood wraps the top and streamlined headlights tucked into the front bumper pushes the current retro design towards a more contemporary look with just a few subtle hints of what we recognize from past generations.

While this is just that, a concept, there is no guarantee this will be the next generation Mustang. It does, however, have some resemblance of the concept drawings we’ve seen for the 2009 and 2012 models. What adds credibility to this story is the fact that the individual who snapped this picture with his camera phone was reportedly chased down by the guy standing beside the car. In addition, this vehicle is scheduled to make an appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show later in the month.

Giugiaro's 2010 Ford Mustang

Speculation indicates this concept will have “the most powerful Mustang engine developed to date”, leading us to believe the Italian developer has high hopes for his creation. We can only wonder what’s beneath the hood – a supercharger? Turbo? The most powerful Mustang to date, or just the most powerful engine (as in naturally aspirated)? 

This isn’t the first time an Italian had input in the design of a Mustang, by the way. Back in 1965 Nuccio Bertone debuted at the New York Auto Show his take on what the Mustang should look like – designed Bertone’s sidekick at the the time… none other than Giorgetto Giugiaro. We should have more details on this car at a later date.