Invasion of the Cloaked Car Gods
If there are deities in the car world, the Ford Mustang and Ferrari Enzo might be candidates for the top job. Both have reached legendary status, have legions of fans and have spawned many years of devotional writings and devout followers.
Both the Mustang and the Enzo are about to undergo changes and reveal all-new versions, and both have been spotted in cloaked disguises on the streets of their respective countries.
Like hidden sentinels, these gods of all things automotive will surely redefine their categories… as soon as the cloaks come off.
For 2015, the Mustang will go through its biggest change in at least a decade, if not ever. It will lose its retro styling in favor of a more modern design with cues from the stunning Ford Evos concept. Expect a rounded front end and, finally, an independent rear suspension. The Mustang’s new face should take on a more European flair, with a bit of Aston Martin class, as the 2013 Fusion has. In this spy photo, everything behind the A-pillar wears current bodywork, but it’s pretty clear the rest is radically different.
While rumors of a 4-cylinder Ecoboost still ring true, all signs point to the return of a 5.0-liter V8, too. Prayers answered, Mustang fans?
A little more sinister, check out this cloaked Ferrari Enzo-replacing F70.
Looks straight from the underworld, doesn’t it?
We reported on a rumor last month that the F70 would debut at the Detroit Auto Show this January. Well, that turned out not to be the case, and now we expect the debut to happen in Geneva in March. Ferrari, though, doesn’t tend to operate on the same level of common sense as auto writers, so really we have no idea. Judging by the fact the car is testing in camo, Geneva seems like a reasonable timeline for the ruler of all things powerful to finally show itself.
My one request to the auto gods: If the world is scheduled to end next month, please hold off until this car receives its introduction. Thank you.
Are you ready to see the 2015 Mustang and the Ferrari F70 without cloaking?