The 2015 Ford Mustang has received nearly universal acclaim but things could have turned out differently if the company went with this particular proposal.

The 2015 Ford Mustang has received nearly universal acclaim but things could have turned out differently if the company went with this particular proposal.

While the rendering clearly echoes the production model, the rounded front fascia and small lower intakes while make you glad it wasn't green-lighted. That's even before you consider the car has a massive ram air hood, retro fog lights and notably restrained flanks.

According to Ford, several hundred sketches were submitted for consideration as the next Mustang. Throughout 2011, the sketches were narrowed down to a handful of proposals that best captured the spirit of the Mustang. These proposals were then transformed into clay models which were eventually refined into the production model we know today.

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