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Ford Mustang Gets Italian Make-Over

Looks like it really is possible to have a classy Ford, if you get the right people to work on it.

Nah , just kidding. Mustang ain't my cup o' tea, but I got nothing against it or Fords in general. Others might (will) disagree, but it's all good. I do have to admit the longer I look at this one the more I like it.

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Hmmm...jury's still out. I'm not a huge Ford fan either. Although I did own a Mercury Couger XR7...a little more refinded than a basic Ford.

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Not a fan of American car/design in general, although the newer mustang isn't too bad, designed by an asian guy. That mustang concept is a beauty. I'm a german car fan, italians are extremely nice but the price a bit too much for it's performance. Japanese are the best bang for the buck, nice design, performance, and price nicely. The new skyline GTR looks promising.

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Looks like it really is possible to have a classy Ford, if you get the right people to work on it.

Nah , just kidding. Mustang ain't my cup o' tea, but I got nothing against it or Fords in general. Others might (will) disagree, but it's all good. I do have to admit the longer I look at this one the more I like it.

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/defa...?storyId=15512
I like the design! Very nice. I love the old mustang although I really don't know anything about them. The new ones seem like a massive facade, so huge.
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Not a fan of American car/design in general, although the newer mustang isn't too bad, designed by an asian guy. That mustang concept is a beauty. I'm a german car fan, italians are extremely nice but the price a bit too much for it's performance. Japanese are the best bang for the buck, nice design, performance, and price nicely. The new skyline GTR looks promising.
I could kick myself for not buying/shipping a GTR when I was living on Okinawa!! I'm not a huge Skyline fan, but I am a fan of making money.

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I could kick myself for not buying/shipping a GTR when I was living on Okinawa!! I'm not a huge Skyline fan, but I am a fan of making money.
A missed opportunity, it would had been an easy sell.

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Not a fan of American car/design in general, although the newer mustang isn't too bad, designed by an asian guy. That mustang concept is a beauty. I'm a german car fan, italians are extremely nice but the price a bit too much for it's performance. Japanese are the best bang for the buck, nice design, performance, and price nicely. The new skyline GTR looks promising.

I may be possibly trading my SLK for one, it comes to the U.S the same time Its decision time for my slk.....
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Whats muscle, Shelby or this poser.

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The new Shelby GT500 is purely muscle and I admit liking it very much, However this italian inspired stang doesnt looks bad, Its quiet good!

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I may be possibly trading my SLK for one, it comes to the U.S the same time Its decision time for my slk.....
Talking about the new GTR, that car is going to be sick (in a good way), $70K for 450bhp and if it's anything like the R34, it's going to be easily modded to as much horses as you like, handles like a dream, Porsche beware, it's very tempting. That's going to be a very popular car, as the last generation GTR was like God, had followers everywhere, if this one makes it to the US, which according to most articles it will, it's going to be very hard to get.

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Talking about the new GTR, that car is going to be sick (in a good way), $70K for 450bhp and if it's anything like the R34, it's going to be easily modded to as much horses as you like, handles like a dream, Porsche beware, it's very tempting. That's going to be a very popular car, as the last generation GTR was like God, had followers everywhere, if this one makes it to the US, which according to most articles it will, it's going to be very hard to get.

Yes. The R34 has a colt following, and the ability to go over 1000bhp (o i got the right amount of 0's in that.) Its not that much more then an amg, Its ALL WHEEL DRIVE (even if they just carry over the r34 system, which is from 98, it will stomp on ne system out there right now). and it does handle like a dream. And decent gas mileage!

My only hitch is just the name. What Do you Drive? I drive A Nissan. Or..... I drive a Benz! Only knowledgeable will bow before the skyline. Lets see how it is advertised, and or True, how hard it will be to get.
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Yes. The R34 has a colt following, and the ability to go over 1000bhp (o i got the right amount of 0's in that.) Its not that much more then an amg, Its ALL WHEEL DRIVE (even if they just carry over the r34 system, which is from 98, it will stomp on ne system out there right now). and it does handle like a dream. And decent gas mileage!

My only hitch is just the name. What Do you Drive? I drive A Nissan. Or..... I drive a Benz! Only knowledgeable will bow before the skyline. Lets see how it is advertised, and or True, how hard it will be to get.
Yeah, that is one crazy car, I'm not a brand name ***** so, it doesn't matter to me, call it a Kia if you will, if it looks nice and performs well, I'm all for it.

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Here's a video of this new mustang, they said they will probably never make it b/c it will cost $85K. http://www.dpccars.com/car-movies/12...rd-Mustang.htm

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Here's a video of this new mustang, they said they will probably never make it b/c it will cost $85K. http://www.dpccars.com/car-movies/12...rd-Mustang.htm
...I thought they might show it in action...whimps.

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its just the normal shelby motor in it. Just watch a video of that one






More off topic, But.... Nissan GT-R (Dont think they will actually call it the skyline, because well, the new GT-R's are going to be a stand alone model, and not based on the current skylines) But will be coming to the states in Spring 2008, and fall 2007 in japan, and I think around the world.
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More off topic, But.... Nissan GT-R (Dont think they will actually call it the skyline, because well, the new GT-R's are going to be a stand alone model, and not based on the current skylines) But will be coming to the states in Spring 2008, and fall 2007 in japan, and I think around the world.
I think you are right, the G35 is called the skyline in Japan, so it might just be called Nissan GT-R.

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