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I'm a bit of a lurker around here, don't really post much but I have been looking into these boards for a while and comparing the 2012 and 2013 Mustang.
I went to the extent of getting the two Mustangs beside one another to compare the front end changes and the more I look at it, honestly I think I prefer the cleaner, sleeker look of the 2012. I also love how the hood dips down over the fogs and grill.
I like the 2013, I think Ford took the best Mustang ever and made it better. As far as performance, still pretty much the same car. Some cool tweaks on the 2013. I would have liked the track pack additions to the basic brembo 2012 for 2013, but I am good to 2015.
I like the way Ford is explaining the extra 8 hp as being derived from the "Boss 302 engine building experience".
2011 Red Candy / 401A
MTwith Redline MTL/ Brembos/Security Pkg/HID's
355's/Gass Roof/Hood & Side Scoops
Comfort Pkg/Shaker 1000/Redline hood lifts/Clear bra
Ford Racing Axle Backs
Roush side splitters/55d spring kit
I think Ford made a mistake making all the Mustangs (V6, GT) look alike the Shelby GT500.
I like the GT500 (it's my dream car), but IMO, it should keep it's specific look. Plus I like also the V6/GT 2010/11/12 front and it looks right.
To each its own, but now all Mustangs kinda look alike, which looks strange...
Just my 2 cents...
2011 Ford Mustang V8 5.0 GT/CS Black Coupe MT - (Mods in my profile, too many to list here...) "Don't wait for tomorrow to look back and wish for today": In Memory of a great guy: Pcfrisch.
I work for Mercedes, and for the first few months we had pictures of the new S-Class I would nearly vomit when I looked at it. The taillights were huge and complicated, the sides looked like a Toyota. However when the car was first delivered in steel, it honestly still did not look right. Now after several years, I find them to be some of the more beautiful cars on the road today.
Pictures will never do it justice. Especially just having the convertible and in one color. I will reserve judgement until the car is out.
2011 GT Black w/Saddle, 6MT, 3.73, BREMBO, Steeda CAI, Boss Intake, Steeda Tunes, Borla S-Type axlebacks, Dynatech 1 7/8 LT w/custom H-pipe, Pypes M80, Dynatech driveshaft, FRPP "P" springs, Koni STR.T, UMI adj. LCA and relo brackets, UMI adj. panhard bar, GT500 mounts, Joe Heck Racing Shifter, bracket, and clutch line.(2013 Setup) 12.19 @ 116mph 1.88 60' stock Pirelli's at MIR 438 rwhp, 421 rwtq...SAE Dynojet(2011 setup) 154.0 mph Texas Mile, Oct. 2011
1967 Fastback, 4-speed, work-in-progress
As soon as I saw the pics of the 2013 I ordered a 2012 while they were still building them. GT Premium Coupe, Race Red, Satin Black OTT Racing Stripe, 400A Charcoal Black Interior, AT, Accessory Package 4 Hood Scoop and Pedestal Spoiler, 18" Polished Aluminum Wheels, and Reverse Sensing System & Security Package. Ordered 11-21-11, built 12-15-11, ETA 1-5-12.
Both of those pics are just terrible and don't do either the 2012 or the 2013 justice.
But I prefer the 2012 front end. The NASCAR bubble front end of the 2013's do not sit right with me. It only looked good on a Shelby with wider tires, a more aggressive stance, etc. But since they are putting that front end on the entire line up, it just looks over done and dramatically "wannabeish." I still like the current GT/CS front fascia the best.
I'm neutral with the rear end.
I am curious about the performance package options and how much price will increase though across the entire model line up.
Oh! And I will be making a trip to the dealer when it's dark out just to see those pony projection side view mirror lamps.
I prefer the Grille of the 2013, however, the lower fascia just ruins it. The 10-12 is sleeker but even with that, I added an Eleanor grille and CDC spoiler. Aftermarket for the 13's is going to be interesting.
2011 GT | MT82 | 3.73 | Brembos | Barton | Airaid | CDC chin | Corsa X pipe & Xtremes | DSS Aluminum Shaft | BMR Rear loop & LCA relocating brackets | J&M Extreme LCA | Koni Yellows | Steeda Sports | UMI Panhard | SCT & BAMA "Yo, nutsack! Let me tell you something, man, muscle beats import every time. You know what I'm saying? Every time!" - Dwight
Im a big fan of the 2013 tail lights. The front end should be left to the GT500; just doesnt seem "right" on the GT and V6.
The 2010-2012 front end with 2013 tail lights is perfect.
I agree! The GT500 should have that unique muscle look. Also, I prefer the design of the old front of the 2010-2012. The only thing the 2013 has on the outside that I really like are the rear taillights - they are pretty~