Ford, Italian style

Custom car company Italdesign - Giugiaro S.p.A. got a hold of a Ford Mustang and gave it a space age look to complement the Mustang's already retro style.

Giugiaro Mustang exterior
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Custom car company Italdesign - Giugiaro S.p.A. got ahold of a Ford Mustang and gave it a space-age look to complement the Mustang's already retro style. Italdesign worked with Ford Motor Company to develop the car and have it on display in the Ford booth at the Los Angeles Auto Show. OK, lambo doors aren't particularly space age--that's a common site on modded cars, and they don't add much to the Giugiaro Mustang. The cool part is the smoked-glass windshield, which rises up from the hood to bubble up over the roof and flow down toward the trunk. That's one heck of a sunroof.

Giugiaro Mustang interior
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Italdesign also gave the interior a workover, with orange accents that mirror the exterior color. The leather-wrapped steering wheel has a flat bottom and the shift uses an odd T shape with a ring halfway up--uhmm, yeah. As crazy as this car looks on the outside, it's pure power under the hood. Ford Racing used one of its 300-horsepower, aluminum, 4.6-liter V-8s, then bumped it up to 500 horsepower with an intercooled supercharger and fuel injectors from the Ford GT.

About the author

Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.

 

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